Sanctuary for the Abused
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
May 19, 2004
Having an affair can be quite literally deadly, according to a German study released today showing unfaithful men are more likely to die during sex than their loyal counterparts.
After searching through nearly 30,000 post-mortems covering three decades, researchers at the Centre for Forensic Medicine in Frankfurt noticed 60 cases where someone died while having sex.
Of those, 56 were men who had heart attacks - and of those, only one in four died in the arms of their spouse or partner.
"More than half of them lived their last hour in the arms of a lover or at the brothel," the Bild der Wissenschaft magazine reported.
Apart from those who died with their partner, the remainder passed away in the act of masturbation.
The researchers could only speculate on the reason why a disproportionate number of men died with lovers than with partners, suggesting that it may be because they were putting extra strain on their system by trying harder.