with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
Check out my Work It, Mom! profile and my blog, Dutch Blitz.
So says Dr. Oz and his wife in this interview that they did with Shape magazine.
“My prescription for sex…” Dr. Oz begins, “…is to have it as often as possible!” finishes Lisa, laughing. The Ozes strongly believe in keeping the home fires burning brightly. In fact, says Lisa, “that’s a perfect metaphor. It’s much harder to reignite a flame once it’s dead. You have to make intimacy a regular part of your life.” So how often does the doctor recommend a couple get busy? “Two to three times a week,” he says. (Lisa says six, but who’s counting?) Besides the pleasure factor, says Dr. Oz, “sex helps you live longer. It’s been scientifically proven that twice a week equals three more years of life.”
Now, I’m no Doctor, so I can’t verify his claim about the additional life span, but I am married and my husband and I do have sex often and we are quite happy. Back when we were trying to have children, and having sex every day, we were definitely extra schmoopy with each other.
Every day isn’t quite possible at this stage in our lives, but we’re at three times a week minimum, which is pretty good compared to what people have told me happen in their homes. The more we do it, the more we want to do it, and so the cycle goes.
How about you? Do you have an active sex life? Do you find that it makes you happier in your marriage?
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