The health benefits that come along with amazing sex goes far beyond your bedroom or the couch. Engaging in good sex is incredibly good for you, in ways you probably never knew before. If you’re looking forward to improving your immune system or shedding off some excess fat, then you might want to consider having more sex.
This article is going to walk you through some fascinating health benefits for sex you probably don’t know.
- Improves Immunity
People who engage in sex more frequently (at least once or twice a week) are known to take fewer sick days. This is because having sex at least once or twice a week can significantly boost your immunity. According to research by Francis Brennan, people who engage in sex more frequently have high levels of immunoglobulin. This is a fancy word that means the antibodies that protect the body from infections. Immunoglobulin helps in protecting the body against the entry of organisms’ right from the entry point. Immunoglobulin can also protect you from cold and flu
- Boost Your Fertility
Infertility has for long been one of the major problem affecting thousands of men across the globe. Research has it that the more sex you have, the better the quality your sperms will be. According to a study, sperm health was found to be at its best two days after having sex. However, the quality was reported to have significantly reduced ten days after abstinence.
So, if you have been trying to have a baby with no success, make sure that you keep your sperm fresh by having sex more often. Desist from the behavior of having it once a month only when your woman is on ovulation stage.
Also, frequent sex has been found to help a woman regulate her periods and balance her hormones. This can better the chances of conceiving.
- Make You Look Younger
Research has found that older men and women who actively engage in sex looked five to eight years younger than their true age. However, for this effects to take place, you need to enjoy quality sex. Quality is always better than quantity. Some people always wait until it is night time so that they can engage their partners in sex. It doesn’t always have to be that way. Sometimes try and be more creative with your sex life and get away from the norm.
Try some exciting things such as having sex in the bathroom, the couch or any other place apart from your bed at night. You can also have sex at any time of the day so long as you and your partner are on it. Doing so will make you feel jovial and definitely feel and appear younger than your actual age.
- It Reduces Stress
If you are going through a stressful situation, sex may be the last thing in your mind. However, if you can be able to change your mind and get into the mood of sex, you would be amazed at how relieved you will be. The act of sex reduces some hormones known as cortisol in the brain. These are the hormones responsible for stress. It, however, replaces those hormones with some feel-good hormone known as dopamine that will help you relax.
- It Improves Sleep
When you can’t seem to get sleep, what do you do to try and get some sleep? When your chamomile tea and other remedies that help you sleep aren’t working, sex can come in handy. This is especially if your lack of sleep is due to anxiety. Research has it that people who have sex frequently report to have the ability to handle stress better.
That intense feeling of relaxation that men achieve when they ejaculate and women achieve when they achieve orgasm may be the best type of relation. A majority of people report that they sleep restfully and better, right after an intense session of satisfying sex.
- It Boosts Mood
A hormone known as oxytocin in the body promotes the feeling of happiness and well-being. According to a study that was carried out with over 30,000 people in the U.S, people who have sex at least once a week reported living a happy life. The coital act is not the only thing that elevates mood and brings happiness. Studies have it that other intimate acts such as kissing, hugging and holding hands can contribute to a greater quality of life.
Moreover, studies have it that men and women who frequently engage in sex with their partners have great satisfaction with their mental health.
- Good for the Heart
Engaging in physical activities that are meant to provide exercise to the heart is good for your health, and this includes sex. Being in a state where you’re sexually aroused increases the heartbeat with the highest rate being during orgasm. Men compared to women have particularly benefited more from this aspect of sex. According to a study that was done and published on the American journal, it shows that men who engage in sex at least twice a week in their 50s have approximately 45% fewer chances of suffering from heart disease.
Other studies show that heart disease or any other heart complications rarely occur during sex. This means that heart disease should never get in the way of enjoying yourself sexually.
- Increases your Attractiveness to Others
Engaging in sex more often helps the body release a very important hormone known as pheromones. Pheromones are instrumental when it comes to increasing your attractiveness to others especially the opposite sex. This explains the reason why once you have sex with your partner, you will have increased interest to have sex with them again.
- Helps you Live Longer
Research has it that people who engage in sex and achieves climax at least three times a week have 50% fewer chances of dying. This percentage is compared to people who achieve a climax only once a month. Hence, if your dream is to live longer and see your offspring, start engaging in sex more often.
- Reduces the Risk of Prostate Cancer
This must sound like music to most men who dread suffering from prostate cancer. A study was done back in 2004, and it involved more than 50,000 men of between ages 40 and 70. This research showed that men who ejaculated more than 20 times a month were less likely to get prostate cancer. This was compared to men who ejaculated only four to eight times a month. Since then, there have been other numerous studies that have been conducted and have shown similar results.
- Helps you Lose Weight
Are you looking forward to shedding off those unwanted body fats but dread hitting the gym? Well, you now have a reason to smile. Just like visiting the gym for various exercises, don’t forget that sex is also a form of exercise. According to research, sex helps you to burn 75 to 150 calories after every half an hour. This can be compared to other physical exercises. For example, yoga helps burn 115 calories per half an hour, walking burns 150 calories per half an hour and dancing burns 130 calories per half an hour.
Apart from losing weight, sex can also help you make your muscles stay lean. This is because sex helps you to release a very important hormone known as testosterone. This among other hormones in the body is responsible for maintaining bone health as well as promoting lean muscles.
- Sex Can Improve Your Mental Health
Sex is one of the simplest ways to boost your mood, fight depression and beat anxiety. According to research done by Dr. Patricia Tan, sex can help in improving your mental health by reducing stress and building intimacy. It reduces cortisol level in the brain as mentioned above and thus reducing the chances of hyperglycemia and blood pressure. It also helps to always be in the right state of mind.
- It Enhances Sense of Smell
I know this may appear odd to a majority of the people. However, spending some time in between the sheet may help you smell things better. After engaging in sex, the body produces a special hormone known as prolactin. This hormone creates neurons in the olfactory bulb. This is the part of the brain that controls how people understand and react to smell.
- Relieves Pain
Pains especially resulting from a headache can be a good reason for you not to engage in a sexual act with your partner. However, before you can rush to your local drug store to purchase a painkiller, first think of sex as an effective natural remedy. Neurologists have revealed that sex can help reduce head pain related to cluster head and migraine in some people.
The research was carried out in the University of Michigan. 60% of people involved in the research reported experiencing a reduced migraine after having sex. 37% of people suffering from a cluster head reported experiencing reduced pain.
- Strengthen Your Bones
Sex releases some important hormones responsible for bone health. It offers protection against a bone-thinning condition known as osteoporosis which normally occurs due to lack of testosterone. This hormone is found to increase in men after sex. According to numerous studies, men who engage in sex more frequently have been found to have better bone health compared to one who doesn’t.
Outlined above in this article are just some of the countless health benefits that sex can bring into your life. Apart from sex being exciting and pleasurable, it is vital to note that it can bring you a myriad of health benefits that can help you lead a happy life.