We thought that would get your attention! But yes, there are amazing health benefits of sex it’s not just for fun it’s therapeutic!
How is Sex Healthy?
Sex Boosts Your Immune System
A healthy sex life means that your immune system will function better. This was confirmed by research conducted at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. Your body will have higher levels of antibodies – the stuff it needs to fight viruses, germs, bacteria, and other unwanted intruders.
Need to Boost Your Libido? Get Between the Sheets!
One of the more surprising benefits of sex is that having sex even when you are not in the mood will boost your libido, as explained by Lauren Streicher, MD, an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine in Northwestern University, Chicago. When it comes to women making love, they will with time, experience more natural vaginal lubrication, more blood flow, and greater skin elasticity. All of these things make sex feel great, which will make you love it even more.
Forget the Gym – Have a Sex Workout!
Having fun in the bedroom means a good workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When you experience an orgasm, these muscles contract and are therefore strengthened. Yes, yes, we know you are worried about your abs and butts. But did you know that 30% of all women will suffer from incontinence (involuntary leaking of urine)? Strengthening those pelvic floor muscles will improve your bladder control and help you to avoid this embarrassing condition. I’m not saying you should give up the gym, but you should know that adding this type of exercise to your regimen is a real bonus!
Prevent Prostate Cancer with Regular Sex
In the case of men, it doesn’t have to be sex in the sense of intercourse. Men reap the benefits from masturbation, whether this is in the context of sex, masturbation, or nocturnal emissions. A study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that men can lessen their chances of prostate cancer by ensuring regular masturbation.
Lower Blood Pressure is Another of the Health Benefits Linked to Sex
According to CEO and medical director of Amai Wellness, Joseph J. Pinzone, MD, medical research indicates that having sex is linked to having lower blood pressure. Now your heart rate might be racing in the moment, but sex has been shown to lower your systolic blood pressure.
Burn Calories with Passion!
Dr. Pinzone also states that regular, consistent sex actually counts as a form of exercise. As I mentioned above, don’t cancel your gym membership just yet. It doesn’t quite equate to an intense session at the gym! But sex does up your heart rate and use various muscles. You’ll be burning about 5 calories every minute that you’re ‘having fun’.
Avoid Heart Attacks by Having Sex.
You know those really bad TV episodes where someone has a heart attack during sex? Well, they’re really bad episodes. Sex keeps the levels of your hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, in balance. This significantly reduces your chances of suffering from heart disease.
Replace Painkillers with Orgasms
Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD, a service professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, reveals that having sex releases a hormone that raises your pain threshold. So much so that an orgasm can block pain! However, you do not need to have an orgasm or even intercourse to reap these benefits. Vaginal stimulation has been shown to reduce chronic back and leg pain, menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and headaches. So the next time you catch yourself saying “Not tonight dear, I have a headache” remember that sex might be just the thing to take that pain away.
Get a Better Night’s Sleep after Sex
Have you ever noticed that you feel far more relaxed and sleepy after sex? That’s no coincidence. You can assure your partner that you weren’t bored into sleepiness. Sheenie Ambardar, MD, a psychiatrist in West Hollywood, California, explains that your body produces prolactin after orgasm. This hormone is known to produce feelings of relaxation and sleepiness. This might just be the most enjoyable remedy for insomnia yet!
So now you can see that sex is not just for fun, it is powerful and supportive to a healthy, vital attitude and immune system. (I can see your mind twirling…) Go give it a try and smile at all the healthy advantages you are experiencing by having joyful loving making!
Finally We Get To It: Does Sex Relieve Stress?
Stress seems to be the most prevalent buzzword in modern society. You’ve probably heard that sex relieves stress. But does it really? And if so, how? There are several ways in which sex can reduce your stress and leave you feeling happier. Stress and anxiety are soothed by being close to your partner. Ambardar argues that hugging and all other forms of touching release all those ‘feel good’ hormones into your body. When you become aroused, your brain reacts by enhancing your pleasure and reward response. In addition, Ambardar states that sex and intimacy are great ways to increase your happiness and boost your self-esteem. So yes, sex does relieve stress. If you aren’t currently in a relationship there are other excellent ways to reduce stress too!
It just goes to show what a favor you are doing yourself by engaging in regular healthy sex. It might seem a little contrived at first, but try to schedule time in your routine for regular sex. In time, it will become a pleasurable habit with countless rewards.
Author: Esateys Stuchiner
Esateys (pronounced Ee sáh teez) is an International Life Transformational Speaker, Author, Master Facilitator, Life Coach and Expert in the Human condition. She is a Nationally and Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. For over 30 years, she has practiced, taught and lectured extensively in the allopathic and alternative medicine field.
Esateys is known for her groundbreaking work in the areas of personal empowerment and health restoration using mindset and inner connection as the catalyst for all change.
Esateys describes herself as the ‘Architect of the New You’ and has dedicated her life and professional career to helping her clients create “New Beginnings” by facilitating self empowerment, economic freedom and restored health.
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