Benefits of Sex!

Sex is natural.  Sex is healthy.  Some say sex is essential.  But did you know a good sex life could provide specific health benefits? 

Yup!  Another reason to have more sex – not that you needed any conviction!

HEALTHY HEART

A good sex life equals healthy heart.  In a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, researchers found that men having sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack by half.  Sure the study only focused on men but who isn’t to argue the same benefit can apply to women!

INCREASES IMMUNE SYSTEM

People who have sex have stronger immune system.  A study at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that people who have sex once or twice a week show 30 percent higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin.  This antibody is known to boost the immune system.  So go ahead, allow yourself one more reason to stay in bed in winter!

DECREASES PAIN

Got a headache?  No worries.  Instead of reaching for an aspirin, try for an orgasm.  During arousal and orgasm, the hypothalamus in the brain releases the feel-good hormone oxytocin.  The release of oxytocin helps raise your pain threshold.

REDUCES STRESS

This one s no brainer.  Being close to your partner can soothe stress and anxiety.  Touching and hugging can release your body’s natural “feel-good hormone” – consequently – reducing stress.

IN CASE IF YOU ARE ANTI-SEX AND NEED MORE CONVINCING

  • Sex improves sleep
  • Healthier skin
  • It can help you with bladder control
  • Improved mental health
  • Better self-esteem
  • Increased libido
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Not to mention, good sexual life is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle!

Sources

10 Surprising Sex Benefits. http://www.webmd.com/sex-and-health

8 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex. http://www.womansday.com/relationships/sex-tips/a4611/8-surprising-health-benefits-of-sex-102017/