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Researchers in a new study have suggested that having sex less frequently could lead to early menopause.

According to the Cable News Network , the researchers found that women who reported having sexual activity weekly were 28 per cent less likely to have experienced menopause than those who had sex less than once a month.

“Similarly , those who had sex monthly were 19 per cent less likely to have attained menopause – defined as 12 months without a period – than those who had sex less than once a month.

“While the study didn ’ t look at the reason for the link , the authors said that the physical cues of sex may signal to the body that there is a possibility of getting pregnant. But for women who aren ’ t having sex frequently in midlife , an earlier menopause may make more biological sense , ” the researchers wrote .

The lead author of the study, Megan Arnot , said, “If you are not going to reproduce , there is no point ovulating – you are better off using that energy elsewhere .

“There may be a biological energetic trade -off between investing energy into ovulation and investing elsewhere – such as keeping active by looking after grandchildren, ” Arnot said.

She added that the study tested whether living with a male partner affected menopause – one existing theory was that increased exposure to male pheromones as a result of living with a man delayed menopause.

However , they found no correlation whether a male partner was present in the household or not.

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