Sex and your good health
1. Sex Relieves Stress
Sex lowers blood pressure and causes overall stress reduction. Frequent intercourse is associated with lower diastolic blood pressure in partners. Other research found a link between partners’ hugs and lower blood pressure in women.
2. Sex Boosts Immunity
Good sexual health can mean better physical health. Having sex once or twice a week has is linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin, which can protect you from getting colds and other infections. Partners who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of IgA than those in groups who reported being abstinent, having sex less than once a week,
3. Sex Burns Calories
Thirty minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more. It may not sound like much, but it adds up: 42 half-hour sessions will burn more than enough calories to lose a pound.
4. Sex Improves Heart Health
Scientists found frequency of sex was not associated with stroke in 914 men they followed for 20 years. The researchers also found that having sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack and stroke by half for the men, compared with those who had sex less than once a month.
5. Sex Boosts Self-Esteem
Boosting self-esteem is a major reason people have sex, to feel good about themselves. Great sex begins with self-esteem, and it raises it. If the sex is loving.
6. Sex Improves Intimacy
Having sex and orgasms increases levels of the hormone oxytocin, the love hormone, which helps us bond and build trust. Oxytocin allows us to to nurture and to bond,
7. Sex Reduces Pain
As the hormone oxytocin surges, endorphins increase, and pain declines. If headache, arthritis pain, or PMS symptoms seem to improve after sex, you can thank those higher oxytocin levels.
8. Sex Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk
Frequent ejaculations, especially in 20-something men, may reduce the risk of prostate cancer later in life, and men who had five or more ejaculations weekly while in their 20s reduced their risk of getting prostate cancer later by a third. Frequent ejaculations, up to 21 or more a month, were linked to lower prostate cancer risk in older men, as well, compared with less frequent ejaculations of four to seven monthly.
9. Sex Strengthens Pelvic Floor Muscles
For women, doing a few pelvic floor muscle exercises known as Kegels during sex offers a couple of benefits. They will enjoy more pleasure, and also strengthen the area and help to minimize the risk of incontinence later in life.
10. Sex Helps You Sleep Better
The oxytocin released during orgasm also promotes sleep, and getting enough sleep has been linked with a host of other good health factors, such as maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, and mental sharpness.
11. Seximproved sense of smell
After sex, the production of the hormone prolactin surges. This in turn causes stem cells in the brain to develop new neurons in the brain’s olfactory bulb, the smell center.
12. Sex helps withweight loss, and overall fitness:
Sex is exercise. A vigorous bout burns some 200 calories, about the same as running 15 minutes on a treadmill or playing a spirited game of squash. The pulse rate rises from a normal 70 beats per minute to 150, the same as that of an athlete putting forth maximum effort. Muscular contractions during intercourse work the pelvis, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck and thorax. Sex also boosts production of testosterone, which leads to stronger bones and muscles.
13. Sexreduced depression
Sexually active participants whose male partners do not use condoms are less subject to depression than those whose partners do. Prostoglandin, a hormone found only in semen, may be absorbed in the female genital tract, thus modulating female hormones.
14. Sex producesa better, younger looking you.
Sex keeps you looking and feeling younger, and may lead to shiny hair, a glowing complexion and bright eyes. This is because it increases the youth-promoting hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrostone
There is a very significant relationship between frequency of orgasm and risk of death, especially with men. Men who orgasm two times a week have a 50 percent lower chance of mortality than those who climax one time per month.
16. Sex decreased the risk of breast cancer.
One study of women who had never given birth found that an increased frequency of sexual intercourse and orgasm correlated with a decrease in the incidence of breast cancer.
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