Studies comparing sexually active people to those who are not sexually active have shown that the more frequently one engages in sex, the less often they fall ill. Sex boosts your body’s immunity against bacteria, viruses, and other germs that cause common illnesses. Remember though to ensure you take proper care of yourself in other areas and not rely on a healthy sex life alone
It goes against reason that a low libido can be cured by …well…sex? But, it actually does. Having sex actually boosts desire. In women it helps with vaginal lubrication, blood flow to the vagina, and elasticity of the tissues. And if pain and vaginal dryness make it challenging for some women to have sex, sexual activity with the aid of lubricants can help combat those problems as well.
The same muscles used during orgasms are also employed during Kegel exercises. What that means is that a woman’s pelvic floor muscles gets strengthened and toned. With stronger pelvic muscles there’s less risk of accidents and urine leaks. Seeing that urinary incontinence affects about 30% of women at some point in life, this should come as some great news.
First of all; sex is not being touted as a replacement to drugs that lower blood pressure, but studies have shown that it can be a great addition towards ensuring greater blood pressure health. So, if you suffer from hypertension, this is a great lifestyle boost to consider.
So, health junkies… sex burns calories, too! It burns about 5 calories per minute. Of course, it might not replace sessions at the gym, but it is a fun and nice way to get some extra physical activity. Dont you think? A specific study in young men and women showed that sex burns about 108 calories per half hour! That’s enough to burn off 3, 570 calories. Waoh!
Having more sex reduces by 50% the likelihood of dying by heart diseases. This is primarily because sex helps balance levels of hormones, like estrogen and testosterone. An imbalance can create situations such as heart disease and osteoporosis. When it comes to protecting heart health by having sex, more is definitely better.
It has been shown that sexual activity actually reduces pain that could come from Headaches, arthritis and even menstrual cramps. Why? Orgasms result in the release of hormones that can help block pain signals.
Great news for the men. A man that ejaculates at least 21 times monthly is less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who had fewer ejaculations.
Sex gives you better snooze time. You must have noticed that either you or your partner nods off immediately after having sex? It simulates the release of the prolactin hormone. This is the hormone that promotes feelings of relaxation and sleepiness.
Sex makes you feel good. Helps to ease you off tension and relieves your stress and anxiety. Reason is not far-fetched. Intimacy and emotional attachment stimulate the release of the hormones that promote bonding and calmness. Sexual arousal also releases substances that stimulate the reward and pleasure system in the brain.
Reducing the risk of strokes may just be found beneath the sheets. This nullifies the fear that physical exertion can lead to a stroke. This is based on a 20-year-long study of more than 900 men, where researchers found that frequency of sex did not increase stroke risk but that it also protects against fatal heart attacks.
Sex and orgasms stimulate the release of the oxytocin hormone (famously called the love-hormone) which helps build feelings of love and trust.
With sex, you do not need those expensive surgeries or antti-aging creams. Regular sex stimulates the release of estrogen and testosterone, hormones that keep you young and vital looking. Estrogen promotes younger-looking skin and lustrous locks. People who had sex at least 4 times per week with a regular partner appear to be 7 to 12 years younger than they actually were.
A 10 year study of over 1,000 middle-aged men, those who had the most orgasms had half the death rate of those who did not ejaculate frequently. Of course many factors contribute to longevity, but having an active sex life may be an easy, pleasurable way to extend your lifespan.
Sex might actually make your brain work better. Researchers found that sex switches the brain into a more analytical mode of and thinking processing. It has also been shown that in older citizens, sex reduces the onslaught of Alzheimers as it boosts memory power.
One of the advice given to couples facing infertility is to ensure they have sex regularly. A related study found that men who had daily ejaculations for a week had higher-quality sperm than those who did not ejaculate daily. Men in the daily ejaculation group had sperm with DNA that was less fragmented than the DNA from sperm of men who ejaculated less frequently. Less fragmented DNA implies healthier DNA. And hearty sperm that have healthy DNA are more likely to fertilize an egg.
Humans are wired for social connection. Interaction with friends and family boosts your overall health and well-being. Close connections with others, including sex with your partner, make you happier and healthier compared to those who are less well connected.