About Me

I came to the U.S. at age of 12 with my mother. We settled in sunny Florida, which was quite a contrast to Minsk. I have always been fascinated by sex and relationships. Sex Secrets is where I share sex advice, experiences, news, and sometimes a little humor. If you have a question about sex that you prefer not to post in the comments, you can email me at svetlanaivano(at)yahoo.com.

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7 Scientific Reasons Morning Sex Is the Best Sex

When it comes to sex, the early bird gets the worm, so to speak, according to science.

A lot of us are conditioned to consider sex to be a pre-bed thing — and it can be. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, there’s lots of reasons to consider getting it on in the morning.

Getting frisky in the morning simply makes sex better. Not only can you take advantage of testosterone levels and morning wood but the endorphins help to ensure that you’ll start the day in a good mood, says Dr. Jess, Astroglide’s resident sexologist. Plus, six more other enticing reasons: Read more

8 Surprising Ways Sex Keeps You Healthy

Is sex the key to good health? Sylvia Booth Hubbard reveals eight surprising ways sex keeps you healthy.

“Sex is a part of nature,” said screen legend Marilyn Monroe. “I go along with nature.” Marilyn may not have known it, but nature made sure to provide some spectacular health benefits to having sex — just in case you needed a reason. A romp between the sheets can offer the following advantages:  Read more

Why Bad Sex Is Shortening Your Life

As I said in my post 100 Things about Me Sexually, “I’d rather have no sex at all than bad sex.” Cosmopolitan explains why bad sex is shortening your life.

Talk about getting your knickers in a twist. When earlier this year a brochure from the British National Health Service announced, “An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away,” it created an immediate brouhaha, with educators and health experts calling it deplorable and warning that it would encourage “risky” behavior and STDs.

Okay, maybe the Health Service did go a bit too far when they created a page from a fictional high-school girl’s weekly planner with handwritten reminders to “masturbate!” and “bring condoms to the date on Saturday!” But it turns out, they have a very strong point. “There are a number of health benefits to be gained from having sex or an orgasm — or many orgasms — daily,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD, author of Pleasuring: The Secrets of Sexual Satisfaction. The stress-relief goodies are obvious, along with better sleep and some PMS pain relief. But that’s just the small stuff. Read more

What Can Stop Colds, Coronaries, and Diabetes? SEX!

What can stop colds, coronaries, and diabetes? Sex!  A survey by the American Association Of Retired Persons revealed that almost half of over-50s who described their health as excellent or very good had intercourse at least once a week.

A healthy sex drive will leave you peaking in more ways than one. People who have a lot of nookie experience health benefits which can leave them in much better physical form than those who don’t. Sex can help fight flab, ward off colds and make you live longer. Jennifer Bass, of sex research centre The Kinsey Institute, says: “There is definitely a correlation between health and sex. If you are healthier, you are going to have more sex. “Making love provides a cardiovascular workout and floods the body with feel-good chemicals.” Here Jane Symons shows how a little – or even quite a lot – of what you fancy does you good. Read more

Have Sex and Get Fit

Britain’s National Health Service recommends that a workout between the sheets is beneficial to your health.

The NHS has some new advice for people struggling to schedule a fitness routine into their daily lives – a workout between the sheets.

According to the NHS Direct website, “sexercise” can lower the risk of heart attacks and helps people live longer.

Endorphins released during orgasm stimulate immune system cells, which also helps target illnesses like cancer, as well as wrinkles, it states. Read more

15 Reasons Why You Should Have Sex… Right Now

Treehugger gives 15 reasons why you should have sex… right now.

From my experiences as a sex columnist, it just never seems to amaze me of all the healthful reasons for having a plentiful sex life. The most recent Durex Global Sex Survey shows that there are unfortunately a number of countries that could use a little more effort in this arena. One of the most notable is the United States, which is quite frankly having a lot less sex than just about everyone in the world, and when they do finally get around to it, less than half are satisfied with their experiences.

Okay folks, this is serious. Sex is a very important, fundamental part of life. It is both healthy and even green in many ways. So to help me get my point across, I am going to explain 15 glorious reasons why we should be doing a little less stressing, eating, and watching TV, and a whole lot more frolicking under the sheets!

Stress Reliever-
Stress is a leading cause of sickness, yet most people are practically bathing in it daily. Read more

Sex: The Pleasurable Cure (and Men Benefit Most!)

Sex is good for you: For fighting cancer to the common cold it’s just what the doctor ordered (and men benefit most!)

Making love could be one of the few pleasures in life that is genuinely good for you, say researchers.

Not only does a healthy sex life boost mood, but there is growing evidence to show it boosts your physical well-being, too – from increasing longevity to reducing the risk of erectile dysfunction and even heart attack.

Only last month, researchers at Nottingham University concluded that men who kept up a regular sex life in their 50s were also at lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Read more

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