10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex

People who have more active and intense sexual life have a better immune system, which helps to fight against bacteria and viruses. Researchers have found that those who have sex once or twice a week have higher levels of antibodies compared to those who have less sex.

Benefits of an active sexual life are

1. Strengthens the immune system

As aforementioned, sex boosts immunity, but you need to keep doing the other things that help the immune system, such as:

    Balanced diet;

    Physical exercises;


2. Increases libido

Sexual life will only get better due to improved libido. In the case of women, sex increases vaginal lubrication, blood flow and elasticity – elements that make you feel better in bed and want more.

3. Improves bladder control in women

A strong pelvic musculature is important to avoid urinary incontinence, a situation that will affect approximately 30% of women at some point in their lives. An active sex life is like a workout for the pelvic muscles. Orgasm create contractions, making those muscles stronger.

4. Lowers blood pressure

More recently, it was discovered that having sex consistently lowered systolic blood pressure. This is indicated by the first number displayed on the voltage measuring device.

5. Like a good workout

Sex is an excellent form of exercise. It will not replace the classic and intense ones, but it matters when it comes to burning calories. Sex burns approximately 5 calories per minute and improves cardiac activity. It also activates many muscles of the body. As with exercise, consistency helps maximize benefits.

6. Decreases the risk of myocardial infarction

A good sex life is beneficial for the heart. Besides the fact that it is a good way to increase the heart rate, sex will help you balance the level of estrogen and testosterone. When estrogen or testosterone is low, you start to have problems, such as osteoporosis and heart disease. Frequent sex can help. A study showed that men who had sex at least twice a week had a 50% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who had less sex.

7. It relieves pain

Before looking for a pill for your headache try to have an orgasm – it blocks the pain by releasing a hormone. Stimulation without orgasm can also have the same effect. Vaginal stimulation has been found to relieve chronic back and leg pain, as well as menstrual cramps, arthritic pain and headaches.

8. Reduces the risk of prostate cancer

Men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) had a much lower risk of prostate cancer during one study. It is not clear, however, that sex was the only reason that mattered in that study. Many other factors influence the risk of cancer. But more sex doesn’t hurt.

9. Improves sleep

After an orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, responsible for the feeling of relaxation and sleepiness. Therefore, sex induces sleep and can have a beneficial effect on insomnia.

10. Removes stress

Intimacy with your partner can relieve stress and anxiety. Touches and hugs can secrete the hormone of happiness. Sex helps release a substance from the brain that leads to pleasure and happiness. Sex is not only a prescription for a healthy life, but also for a happy life.

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