8 reasons sex is good for your health
The health benefits of having sex go beyond pleasure. Let’s see why it’s more than a good hobby
1 It boots your immune system
Breaking news: The best way to avoid that flu is to be having sex. Having sex on a regular basis increases the levels of immunoglobulin, a type of white blood cells that are responsible for protecting you against the flu.
2 It’s good for your heart
Sex can keep your heart healthy. According to the study conducted by the University of Queens, having sex at least three times a week reduces the risk of having a heart attack by half. Sex also lowers blood pressure which helps prevent cardiovascular diseases.
3 It helps relieve stress
As your blood pressure lowers, your stress levels lower with it. After having sex, we feel lighter, less stressed and it’s easier to deal with problems like that. Even if we get a bit nervous, our blood pressure does not increase much. Making love is definitely the best way to relax after long day at work.
4 It increases intimacy
As we reach a climax, our endorphin and oxytocin levels increase – our bodies produce five times more of the love hormone. Oxytocin is a kind of neurotransmitter, a carrier responsible for deepening bonds.
5 It’s an effective pain killer
Sex is basically a better alternative of aspirin: oxytocin is not only responsible for bonding with another person; similarly to steroids and endorphins, it helps with releasing pain.
6. It promotes better sleep
It seems like oxytocin could cure everything. According to research, increased levels of oxytocin and serotonin can lead to deeper sleep which leaves you more refreshed the next day.
7 It helps reduce the risk of prostate cancer
Research shows that men who ejaculate regularly are 30% less likely to develop prostate cancer. Ejaculation resulting from sexual intercourse or masturbation helps with emptying the prostate which helps reduce the risk of cancer.
8 It’s a great workout
Having sex might not make you lose tons of weight but it definitely increases your pulse and helps with blood flow so your body starts to burn fat. A 30-minute sweat sesh in the bedroom burns 85-200 calories so if you have sex daily for a year, you might lose up to 5 kgs. And it’s definitely much more enjoyable than running on the treadmill.
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