Sexual Health

10 Health Benefits of Sex

Other people around the world think that sex is only just like any physical activity and a way of receiving pleasure. Not knowing that having sex can be good for your health. Doctors around the world have done multiple studies and came with different but similar theories of the health benefits of sex. Sex and intimacy can also boost your self-esteem and happiness, which is good for your brain. Doctors have found that people who have sex at least twice a week or more have healthier lives than those who have less. Bodies of people who have sex more often create a defense against viruses, germs, and other diseases. Some couples or partners say that one of the pleasurable ways to release stress is having sex. You can forget about anti-wrinkle creams, some research says “sex can make you look 7 years younger”. It can help fight against colds and flu with the antibody called immunoglobulin A(IgA).

These are the 10 health benefits of sex. There are too many theories. Some have been proven and some are still going under research.

Sex Makes Fertilization Easier

Many couples want to grow their family, but the same find it difficult to have a baby. Having sex more often can increase your chances of fertilization. A study found that men who ejaculate daily for a week have high-quality sperm than those who don’t ejaculate daily. Men who ejaculate daily have sperm with DNA that is less fragmented than those who ejaculated less frequently. Less fragmented DNA implies healthier DNA and are more likely to fertilize an egg.

Sex Lowers Your Blood Pressure

Multiple doctors had found that women and men who have sex more often than those who abstain have low blood pressure. If you are one of the millions of people around the world who suffer from high blood pressure, sex can help you lower your blood pressure. This does not stop you from taking your blood pressure medication. It only helps to lower it down to lower systolic blood pressure.

Sex Lowers Heart Attack Risk

Good sex life is healthy for your heart and reduces the risk of having a heart attack. It helps to keep your heart bit, estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. A study say’s “men who have sex three times a week their chance of getting heart attacks is reduced to 50%. For women, 30% reduced risk of heart attack or stroke”.

Sex Improve Sleep

During sex or after orgasm a hormone called prolactin is released (a natural sleep aid). Prolactin causes a feeling of sleepiness and relaxation after sex. It’s the reason that makes it easier to fall asleep after sex.

Sex Counts as Exercise

Sex is like any kind of physical exercise, it helps keep your body healthy and burns calories. Having sex increases various muscle groups and increases your heart bit. If you are exercising, this does not mean you should stop going to the gym or doing daily exercises. It’s just another extra physical activity to help with your body health.

Sex Can Boost Your Immune System

Studies comparing sexually active people with those who are not sexually active say “having lots of sex reduces more sick days”. Your body creates protective antibodies against viruses, germs, and bacteria that can cause common illnesses. You should still do other things to boost your immune system like eating healthy, get enough sleep and staying active.

Sex Improve Woman’s Bladder Control

Sex is like a workout for pelvic floor muscles, which orgasm strengthens those muscles. About 30% of women later in life are affected by urinary incontinence. Having regular sex and orgasm minimizes the rick.

Sex May Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers had found that men who at their 50s that have sex regularly have a lower risk of having Prostate cancer. The reason is that sex clears the toxins of the prostate that could trigger or linger cancerous changes. Another research showed that men who ejaculate 21 times or more a month were less likely to have Prostate cancer than those who had lesser ejaculation.

Sex Relieve Stress

During sex, your brain releases a chemical that relaxes your brain which can help relieve anxiety and boost your overall health. Sexual intimacy, hugging, touching, kissing and cuddling after and during sex can relax your mind and control cortisol hormone that causes stress.

Sex Can Burn Calories

Sex is similar to any physical exercise, it’s like a workout. Researchers found that during sex you can burn about 5 calories per minute. If you are just chilling watching television you can only burn 1 calorie per minute. It’s a good way to get pleasure while burning calories.

If sex starts to become painful or causes bleeding, you should go to a health care professional and get help. Use condoms if you don’t know your partner very well. Especially if you don’t know your partner’s HIV and STD statuses. You should never fake orgasm.