Our Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality
A review: 7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality: The Hippocrates Institute Guide to Sex, Health, and Happiness by Brian R. Clement, PhD, NMD, LN and Anna Maria Clement, PhD, NMD, LN
Science is now behind the ancient belief that frequent sex throughout the entire human lifespan fundamentally contributes to good health. Especially, when paired with a spiritual focus and good health, will sustain sexual capacity for the long term.
The Clements, a married couple who co-direct the Hippocrates Health Institute, have compiled the current comprehensive research data on the many benefits of sexual intimacy.
Healthy sexuality is one of nature’s most potent medicines, releasing chemicals into the body that reinforce your immune system, reduce stress, anxiety and anger.
Higher levels of hormonal activity contribute to the reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s, while enhancing both mental and physical virility.
While many men and women assume it is normal to stop sexual activity in the twilight years, the Clements are here to inspire and inform us of a more rewarding way to live.
“Open and honest sexual dialogue between intimate partners intensifies desire, satisfaction and physical functioning. But—more important, when you join a positive expectation with an intention that you set either consciously or unconsciously, you create a dynamic synergy that can be channeled for your own self-transformation. It can literally change your body and your life.”
The Clements show readers how to go about transforming the sexual act from a mindless pleasure to a mindful health practice.
“Every action that serves the sexual impulse needs to be one of integrity, or we create conflicts for ourselves that will undermine the health-positive effects of sexual activity.”
This point is critical to examine because the effects of low integrity can be subtle, invisible and created by either partner, yet affect both.
What does integrity mean to you? Toxic sex, for example, can be addictive, a way to numb painful feelings and to stop feeling lonely or bored. Conscious choices result in parallel manifestations.
7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality offers a clear, holistic series of practices: massage techniques, recipes, detox suggestions and exercise to help readers develop optimum health and ecstatic sexual experiences.
The seven keys are:
• Understand Your Sexuality: What you may not have realized.
• Imagine Your Sexuality: What you may not have visualized.
• Express Your Sexuality: What you may not have acted upon.
• Protect Your Sexuality: What you need to guard against.
• Nourish Your Sexuality: Which nutrients you need to absorb.
• Enhance Your Sexuality: Which exercises you need to practice.
• Prolong Your Sexuality: Which lifelong health benefits you will gain.