Did you know that a good sex life can provide specific health benefits? Of course sex is healthy. If you type “sexual health” into any search engine for example, you are likely to be bombarded with pages of articles covering from sexual norms and advice on relationships, birth control methods, pregnancy, information about STD and how to avoid them.
People often shy away from discussing sex , and the abundant physical and psychological health benefits that can be derived from it. Here are the top 5 Benefits of having sex.
In this article, you will discover the top benefits of sex as backed up by science.
Aside from reproduction, pleasure and intimacy, sex seems to have a positive impact on many life areas, including work, physical and cognitive performance, marriage and later happiness.
In exploring just how sex burns the mind and body, the list of potential benefits appears to be endless. Also, sex is considered a form of exercise. Sex can burn up to 8.5 calories or 3.6 calories per minute according to research; as compared to dancing, walking, yoga which burns almost the same amount of calories.
The few examples you will find in this article are a drop in the ocean of the numerous health benefits of sexual activity that are presented in studies from around the globe.
While you read the 5 Health Benefits of having sex, you might also want to take a look at 5 WAYS TO KNOW SHE WANTS TO HAVE SEX WITH YOU!
Taking part in sex one to two times a week appears to be the optimum frequency to boost the immune system. According to research, individuals who are sexually active can better fight colds and flu than individuals who are less sexually active.
Sex is obviously a physical activity and physical activities that exercises the heart are good for your health; sex is one of them. Sexual arousal increases heart rate. Men who have regular sex are 45% less likely to develop heart disease.
Pain such as headache may often be used as an excuse to avoid sex. Neurologist has found that sexual activity reduces pain associated with migraine or cluster headache in some people. So before you reach out for painkillers, you might want to consider sex as an option.
Lowers Blood Pressure:
Sex in later years might reduce the risk of high blood pressure — at least for women according to research. In men, high blood pressure can lead to erectile dysfunction and in women, high blood pressure can lower libido and reduce interest in sex.
It is considered safe to have sex often if you have high blood pressure.
After sex we are more likely to feel relax and this improves our quality of sleep. The hormone Prolactin is released after orgasm, this hormone causes us to be relaxed and also sleepy. In all, it enhances how we rest which in turn improves our health.
Wow!!! Now you know that it is not just about pleasure there is more to it. So next time you want to go intimate with your partner you can whisper to him/her: I am going to live longer because of this.