Prof. Musa Yakubu of University of Ilorin has said that having s*x in the early morning lowers blood pressure and reduces risks of heart attack. Prof. Yakubu of the Department of Biochemistry made the assertion in a paper, “Knocking Down the Barriers to Four O’Clock Activities and Reproductive Inadequacies”, presented at the 163rd Inaugural lecture of the university, recently.

He said that having s*xual intercourse, three to four times a week, was good for love life. “Research has shown that s*x boosts immune system by stimulating the body’s first line of defence and production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), against cold and fever,” he said. Immunoglobulin A is one of the most common antibodies in the body system.

Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system to fight bacteria, viruses, and toxins. Prof. Yakubu said that s*x also regulates menstruation in women by influencing the levels of lutenising hormones that controls menstrual period and promote better sleep.

According to him, the act of s*xual intercourse also release the feel-good chemical, known as oxytocin, which enhances closeness with one’s partner and makes people feel happier for a longer period of time.

“Lovemaking of about 20 minutes reduces 150 calories,” he said. The professor of Biochemistry postulated that s*x is the most powerful creative force given to human by God for pleasure and deep companionship.

He,  however, noted that any marriage in which the man or woman could not enjoy s*xual intercourse or satisfy their partner in bed was a dead marriage. He also said that lack of s*xual satisfaction had led to the collapse of many marriages in Nigeria, and urged couples to seek for solutions to the problem.

“s*xual and reproductive dysfunctions are common among men and women in Nigeria, which necessitates regular screening and check-ups,” he said.

He also said that traditional medicines had been authenticated to cure s*xual dysfunctions