As if you all needed a reason to have sex other than just wanting to have sex. That's more than reason enough because, let's face it, sex is awesome. Which makes the following list just a big bunch of bonus benefits you'll be able to enjoy when you're having regular sex. So if you've just been sitting around waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Right, get off your ass and find Mr. or Mrs. Right Now! Your health depends on it.
1. Semen May Have Antidepressant Properties
A study from the State University of New York found that female students who have unprotected sex had less symptoms of depression than those who used condoms. The data suggested that semen may reduce these symptoms as some of the components of semen get absorbed into bloodstream. This means men may finally have a decent argument to convince their partners to swallow.
2. Sex Is Good For Your Heart
The British Royal University found that men who were more sexually active also had a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes. That's because hormones that get released by the body help heal and expand blood vessels.
3. Fights Signs Of Aging
The famous Dr. David Weeks conducted a study where he claimed that having sex 3 times a week will make you look up to 7 years younger. That's because of the increased blood flow throughout the body which helps you maintain fresh skin, especially in your face.
4. Better Sleep
The women's wellness center in Beverly Hills found that the endorphins that are released when you have sex help you get a better night's sleep. You'll fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling more rested and rejuvenated.
A study from the University of Amsterdam found that those who have more sex may develop better critical thinking skills due to the life changing consequences of any and all sexual acts.
6. Fight Colds And Flu
Since having sex raises your level of anti-bodies, your immune system is stronger, which means you'll be better protected from common colds and the flu.
7. Help Prevent Incontinence In Women
Regular sex builds up your pelvic muscles and your core depending on your preferred positions. So later on in life you'll have a far smaller risk of experiencing incontinence.
8. Live Longer
An Australian study found that people who orgasm at least 3 times a week had an overall 50% lower chance of death related to any particular disease.
9. Be More Attractive
Studies show that sex makes your body release pheromones that make you more appealing and sexy. So the more you and your partner have sex, the more you'll want to have sex. When they say people have good chemistry, they're talking about actual chemistry.
10. Better Self Esteem
Here's a tricky one. Studies from the university of Texas show that those who had regular sex were also way more confident about their appearance. But then again that just may be due to those who have a better outer appearance who have more sex. It's the chicken and the egg situation all over again.
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"Today, it is important to recognize the systemic racism against First Nations and Inuit within the health and social services network in order to put in place structuring actions to promote a more egalitarian and fairer relationship between these communities and nurses," said a statement by Luc Mathieu, president of the OIIQ.
The organization said that, after Echaquan's death, it made a "firm commitment" to prevent similar acts of racism by health care providers, as well as to rebuild trust with Indigenous communities to ensure they get the safe medical care they are entitled to.
In order to strengthen nurses' knowledge on Indigenous relations in health care, the OIIQ said it tasked its education committee with evaluating nurses' initial training in intercultural relations and cultural safety for First Nations and Inuit patients.
The organization also said it is taking necessary steps to implement continuing education activities for nurses on the same topics.
The duties of the officer include conducting, coordinating and directing investigations that target specific subjects or countries, conducting research and analyzing information related to Canada's national security.
To apply for this position, applicants only need a completed bachelor's degree from a recognized Canadian institution.
Candidates should have good interpersonal skills, analytical skills, good oral and written communication skills, good judgment, and the ability to adapt. Knowledge of at least one foreign or indigenous language is considered an asset.
To accommodate diversity, CSIS gives priority to visible minorities and Indigenous peoples. Training will be provided for those who meet the hiring criteria except for bilingualism.
If selected, you will also be required to "successfully complete the Intelligence Officer Training Program (IOTP) which is offered in Ottawa," says the CSIS.
And finally, make sure to be very discreet about your application process. In fact, a polygraph security interview and background investigation are required to obtain an "Enhanced Top Secret" security clearance.
In what could possibly be the most fun experience you'll ever have getting a vaccine, Piknic Électronik is partnering with the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal to host a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Sunday, July 11.
The clinic is open to festival-goers as well as anyone visiting Parc Jean-Drapeau. Since it's no secret that drugs and alcohol go hand-in-hand with music festivals, we asked what you should you know if you're planning on getting a vaccine dose and also planning on being inebriated.
A Piknic Électronik spokesperson told MTL Blog that "there are no known interactions between vaccines and substance use (drugs and alcohol)."
Still, public health told us it does not recommend attending your vaccination appointment under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Annie Dufour, media relations advisor for the CIUSSS, gave us a few reasons why that is.
Firstly, she said the health care provider giving the vaccine needs informed consent from the person receiving it before administering the dose.
"Alcohol and drugs can impair the ability to fully understand the information given," she said.
Secondly, the side effects of excessive substance use and the side effects of drugs and alcohol may be the same, making it difficult to interpret "clinical manifestations" after vaccination.
In other words, how can you tell if you're feeling faint due to a reaction to the vaccine or due to too much booze?
She said health care professionals on-site will be able to assess whether a person can receive the vaccine.
According to Piknic, the location and time — from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the entrance to the site — were chosen strategically in order to ensure people can give their clear consent if they want to get vaccinated.
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The government plans to deploy a vaccine passport system only "once the possibility of having access to two doses of a vaccine has been offered to the entire Quebec population aged 12 and over," according to a Thursday press release.
The target date for that benchmark is September 1.
Moreover, it would only be used if there's a significant increase in COVID-19 cases in the province — or, as the Ministry of Health puts it, "only if there is a deterioration or change in the epidemiological situation in a given territory that would justify its use."
The idea is that the vaccine passport would give Quebec an option other than simply locking down non-essential sectors again.
What activities could require a vaccine passport in Quebec?
In its press release, the Ministry of Health listed a number of non-essential services for which a vaccine passport could be required.
These include activities it identified as "high risk" ("gyms, team sports, bars, restaurants, etc."), as well as "moderate or low-risk activities involving a larger number of people," like festivals and sports games.
The vaccine passport would not be required for essential services.
In a statement, Dubé called the current state of infections in the province "encouraging," but said officials are "closely monitoring the emergence and spread of variants."
The passport, he added, would enable fully vaccinated Quebecers to maintain some level of normalcy.
"In the event of a further increase in cases, with the deployment of a vaccine passport, adequately protected individuals will be able to continue with their daily activities, and the economy and public sectors will be able to remain open," Dubé said.
The ministry encouraged Quebecers aged 12 and over to get their second vaccine doses this summer.
Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.