Sex Diet (cont.)

MEMBER QUESTION:
How do couples who have differing sex drives find a balance that is healthy for both partners?

McCLOSKEY:
That is a challenge often, and it is your responsibility to try to synchronize together. Of course communication is the first step and maybe some nights when one person's in the mood and the other isn't, the one person can simply indulge the other person and while they're doing so, they may actually get in the mood. Also, I think we all should make a point to understand and do our best to say yes to sex and not just discard the possibility, because your mood can easily switch if you make it a priority. At the same time, the person who is in the mood shouldn't just expect to jump right in to the activity and should, of course, remember foreplay and the steps necessary to seduce their partner.

MEMBER QUESTION:
Kerry, first, I want you to know your book has completely changed my life. Are you going to put out a recipe book?

McCLOSKEY:
I do plan to put out a recipe book in the future and I'm actually going to be discussing some recipes at a medical convention at UCLA in April.

MEMBER QUESTION:
I just found your lovediet.com web site online. You say there that sex can make you live longer. Is this documented anywhere? Are there any scientific studies backing this up?

McCLOSKEY:
Yes, actually a study that took place at Duke University followed about 300 men and women over the course of 25 years. Frequency was found to be a significant indicator of longevity for men, and enjoyment was found to be an indicator for women. And of course, the more time spent in the bedroom the less likely you will be to be hit by a bus in the street.

MODERATOR:
Kerry, can you recap the top 10 health benefits off sex?

McCLOSKEY:
Sure. Sex:

  1. Burns calories
  2. Helps you live longer
  3. Reduces stress and depression
  4. Improves your memory and keeps your mind sharp
  5. Helps you look younger
  6. Boosts your immune system
  7. Improves your sense of smell
  8. Strengthens your heart
  9. Strengthens bones and muscles
  10. Provides pain relief

The endorphins and oxytocins that are released are known to help relieve headaches and menstrual cramps. The endorphins will, of course, refocus your mind on your partner instead of your pain.

MEMBER QUESTION:
Thanks. Where can I get your book?

McCLOSKEY:
On lovediet.com, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and local bookstores.

"I think this is a comprehensive program that can be used to increase your pleasure, improve your health and strengthen your relationship."

MEMBER QUESTION:
I think your diet plan is a brilliant concept, and you look gorgeous too. How do I get my boyfriend to go along with it? He's very sensitive to talking about sex and thinks it should just be spontaneous.

McCLOSKEY:
I think that if you focus on all of the benefits of this plan and tell him about many of your desires, you can keep it spontaneous and he will be in the mood more often, since he will be using it as a tool to improve his body. On the plan, you serve as your partner's personal nutritionist, trainer, and in a sense, therapist, because it's up to you to keep your partner focused, indulged, and happy, of course.

MODERATOR:
We are almost out of time, Ms. McCloskey. Before we wrap things up for today, do you have any final words for us?

McCLOSKEY:
I think this is a comprehensive program that can be used to increase your pleasure, improve your health and strengthen your relationship. I hope that everyone will enjoy it. I would love to hear how their lives have changed after trying the plan. They can contact me through the web site directly -- lovediet.com, or email me at kerry@truecouragepress.com.

MODERATOR:
Our thanks to Kerry McCloskey for joining us today. Find out more about Ms. McCloskey's theory of using sex to improve your health, while jump-starting your love life, by reading her book, The Ultimate Sex Diet: The Secret Scientific Formula for a Slimmer, Healthier, More Passionate Life. And thanks to you, members for your great questions. I'm sorry we couldn't get to all of them.


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