Surprise benefits of having sex!
Sex not only brings pleasure and intimacy, it has a whole surprise package of health benefits too. An active sex life is definitely a great way to stay healthy. It also builds a strong bond with your partner and keeps the relationship happy and fulfilled.
Boost your immune system
Research has found that those who actively have sex have a certain kind of antibody that protects them from germs, viruses and so on. However, also make sure you eat right, get adequate sleep, get vaccinated and so on. If you do not know your partner’s STD status, make sure you take proper precautions such as using condoms.
Regular sex has the effect of lowering systolic blood pressure. Oxytocin which is a hormone related to intimacy is released during sex and reduces stress. After an orgasm, one feels completely relaxed.
Reduces the risk of heart attack
A research study revealed that men who had sex at least twice a week were half as likely to die of heart disease when compared to those who rarely had sex. An active sex life is great for the heart and helps increase the heart rate. Besides this, it has the added benefit of balancing estrogen and testosterone levels. If either of these hormones are low, this could lead to heart disease.
Cuts down chances of prostate cancer
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that men who ejaculated frequently, at least 21 times a month had a lower risk of prostate cancer.
A good way to get exercise
When you have sex, you burn up five calories a minute, it also pumps up your heart rate and gives various muscles a workout.
Brings down pain
An orgasm blocks pain. Stimulation without an orgasm helps too. Vaginal stimulation even without an orgasm can bring down chronic back and leg pain.