13 Health Benefits Of Sex

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Benefits of sex – Sex can be so sweet, filled with so much ecstasy that the participants will hardly forget that exact moment especially when it is done for the first time in their whole entire life. Sex was made by our creator specifically for married couples. But sometimes unmarried couples engage in it and when they do so, many things might go wrong. But that isn’t out subject topic, i want to discus on the health benefits of sex.

benefits of sex

However, scientists from various parts of the world have scientifically proved with  experiments that sex is of some benefits to the human health. Without wasting much time, let us delve into the subject topic to deal with the health benefits of sex

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Relieves One From Stress

Life is so stressful, and stress on its own can be so harmful to our physical health. One of the most important among the health benefits of sex is, stress reduction. A study by researchers examined 22 men 24 women and who has always kept records of their sexual activities. Then the researchers subjected them to stressful situations like doing verbal arithmetic  and other things. At the end they found out that their blood pressure response to stress differ. Those who had sex had responded better to stress than those who didn’t. However, frequent sex for two weeks, according to science will encourage cell growth in the hippocampus (the part of the brain that controls stress levels).

Sex Lowers Blood Pressure

“Another study published in Biological Psychology found that frequent intercourse was associated with lower diastolic blood pressure (the lower, or second, number in a blood pressure reading). This study focused on people living with their sex partner.

Still further research found a link between partner hugs and lower blood pressure in women. Elevated blood pressure is a risk factor for coronary artery disease, heart attack, kidney disease, and stroke.

Sex Boosts Immunity

People who are actively into sex rarely fall sick. Frequent sex boost our immune system by increasing the level of our antibody called immunoglobulin A or Iga, which serves to protect our body from virus infections and bacterial. It also increases the body’s natural steroids called DHEA that keep the body free from diseases which means sex can decrease your probability of getting sick with colds and other infections

Consider Sex As An Exercise

If you don’t know, Sex is a great mode of exercise according to a sexologist, Patti Britton, PhD, from Los Angeles .

The benefits of sex as a form of exercise are many – sex can improve your cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, and balance, not to mention your emotional health.

Sex Burns Calories

About 5 minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more. Let us do some calculations here, spending 42 mins will burn 3,570 calories. The number of calories burned during sex is about the same as the number burned by walking at 2 miles per hour.

Sex Slows Down the aging process

On a very serious note, sex also influence the age. Sex can keep the levels of the hormone, estrogen in our body high so that it can make the skin smooth and reduce wrinkles on the skin.

Sex Strengthens Your Well-Being And Increases Your Self Esteem

Sex, like any activity that fosters a close and loving connection to your partner, not only raises self-esteem, but strengthens your overall sense of well-being. Studies by scientists have shown that people with strong social support networks (which includes lovers) are happier and healthier and than their less-social people.

Sex triggers Oxytocin(The Love Hormone)

“A study published in the Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine examined the response of the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin on pain perception in an experiment with 48 volunteers. Study participants inhaled oxytocin vapor and then had their fingers pricked. Those who had inhaled oxytocin lowered their pain threshold by more than half.

Sex Improves Intimacy

You must have noticed this also. Having sex and orgasms increases levels of the hormone oxytocin( love hormone) , which helps us bond with our partners and build trust with them. The more sex you have, the higher the oxytocin levels Oxytocin allows us to feel the need to care and to bond.

Sex Reduces Pain

Researchs has it that when the hormone, Oxytocin surges, endorphins increase, and pain declines. So if your headache, arthritis pain, or PMS symptoms seem to improve after sex, you can thank those higher oxytocin levels.

Sex Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk

Frequent ejaculations, especially in men from 20 years and above may reduce the risk of prostate cancer later in life.

A study, conducted by Journal of the American Medical Association, found that frequent ejaculations, 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.

Sex Strengthens Pelvic Floor Muscles

During sex, doing some pelvic floor exercises known as Legal exercise can offer a couple of benefits. To do a basic Kegel exercise, tighten the muscles of your pelvic floor, as if you’re trying to stop the flow of urine for some minutes before releasing.

For women, doing the basic Kegal exercises will bring about more flow of ecstasy and pleasure, and you’ll also strengthen the area and help to minimize the risk of incontinence later in life. The strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles can help prevent prolapse (a slipping out of position) of the vagina, uterus, and bladder. Pelvic floor muscles may be weakened later in life by childbearing, being overweight, and also aging. Kegel exercises help avoid the consequences of weakened pelvic floor muscles.

Sex Helps You Sleep Better

According to research, the oxytocin released during orgasm also promotes sleep and getting enough sleep can be of sure benefits such as maintaining a healthy weight and blood pressure.

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