Sex, for any adult feels good and it’s also a lot of fun. Except fun, having regular sex can not only make you feel good but also make you physically healthier. There are many scientific studies which have found that having a loving relation, physical touch and passionate sex can bring many health benefits to you and your partner.
In fact, any exercise that includes your heart is considered good for you, including sex. Here we have 10 interesting benefits of having sex.
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1. Sex gives you youthful glow
Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland conducted a study in which they gathered a panel of judges and asked them to view some participants through a one way mirror and then guess their ages. Participants who were regularly enjoying a lot of sex (4 times a week on an average) seemed to be seven to twelve years younger that there present age. Only because they had more youthful glow. This is what regular sex does to you: promoted the release of hormones like estrogen and testosterone which keep your body looking younger.
2. Improves fitness
Yes, sex also counts as a fitness exercise. A study published in the American Journal of Cardiology in 2010 stated, sexual activity is comparable to workout in a treadmill. A good energetic sexual activity will keep your body fit and would burn somewhat 85 to 250 calories, depending on the vigor of the session. It does gives you a workout of your back, butt and thigh muscles. Shedding sweat in bed would also help you sculpt your abs and make sure that you are physically fit and ready for the day.
3. Sex Reduces Stress
People who atleast have sex once every two weeks manage to deal with stressful situations in life, such as public speaking. This is also stated by a study conducted by the University of the West of Scotland. The study also explains that during sex endorphins and oxytocin (feel-good hormones) are released and these hormones activate pleasure centers in the brain that create feelings of intimacy and relaxation, which help stave off anxiety and depression.
4. Gives You Sounder Sleep
You must have noticed that how often you fall into a deep peaceful sleep after an orgasm. That is only because some endorphins that help to de-stress and relax are also responsible for your deep peaceful sleep. Cindy M. Meston, Ph.D., director of Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin says, “Prolactin levels are naturally higher when we sleep, which suggests a strong relationship between the two.”
5. Sex Fights Acne
As weird it may sound, but it’s true. A healthy sex life can help you fight ache in few instances. Acne is often formed by manifestation of some internal hormonal imbalance, mainly because of the imbalance of sex hormone estrogen, progesterone and androgens/testosterone. Having sex often eliminates toxins and easily balances the hormonal level of the body which keeps your skin clean. Sex also improves blood circulation in your body which helps to deliver proper oxygen to your skin and gives you a healthy glow plus keeps your skin smoother and supple.
6. Sex Fends Off Colds and Flues:
A study conducted by Pennsylvania students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of Immunoglobulin A (IgA). lgA a disease and illness fighting compound which is present in our blood helps fend off sickness like flues and colds. It was also found that lgA was 30% higher in people who had sex at least once a week but lgA was at its lowest levels in people who had sex more than twice a week. You should try weekly sex to boost your immune system, combat disease and keep your body healthy.
7. Sex Eases Annoying Aches and Pains
Migraine? Before aspirin, try an orgasm. What? Yes, the instant release of hormones after an orgasm can help you ease annoying aches and pain you have. This is according to a study conducted at Headache Clinic at Southern Illinois University. In the study, half of the participating women who suffered migraine reported a sense of relief after climaxing. This is how the script should read whenever you have an ache and your man is around: “Yes, honey. I want it now—I have a headache.”
8. Sex Lightens Monthly Periods and Cramps
Many women would not like the idea of having sex during their period. But sex while menstruating can ease up your cramps and help you to end your period faster. This was according to study conducted at Yale University School of Medicine who also found that sex during menstruating period decreases the risk of endometriosis. And if you decide to have sex on your period, stick to missionary because when you are lying down your flow tends to be lighter than normal.
9. Strengthens Bladder Control
Around 30% of women are affected by urinary incontinence at some or other point of their life. It is really important that you have strong pelvic floor. Having regular sex acts like a workout routine for your pelvic floor thus making it stronger. Whenever you have an orgasm, the contractions in pelvic floor muscles strengthens.
10. Reduces Risk Of Prostate Cancer
Study published in Journal of the American Medical Association found that men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) were less likely to get prostate cancer. The study also revealed that you don’t even need a partner to reap this benefit since masturbation and nocturnal emission were also factored in the equation. There are many factors that affect the risk of having cancer but having more sex won’t hurt, right: 😉