How Sex Can Help You Live a Better Life
Last updated: Dec. 27 2017 | 2 min read
We all know just how good sex can feel but did you know that sex is actually healthy for you?
Sex helps keep your immune system working properly. People who have frequent sex actually have higher levels of antibodies that defend your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. Of course, it is also recommend that you stay active, eat healthy, and get enough sleep to make sure that your immune system stays happy.
Sex boosts libido. Having sex will not only make it better but it will improve your libido. For women, having sex increases vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity, all making sex feel better while creating a more intense craving.
Sex lowers blood pressure. There is research that suggests that there is a link between sex and lower blood pressure. Sex also lowers your heart attack risk. Besides being an excellent way to keep your heart rate up, sex also helps keep estrogen and testosterone levels in balance.
Sex counts as exercise. While it won’t replace your typical cardio workout, it definitely helps. Typically, sex burns about five calories per minute in addition to bumping up your heart rate and using various muscles.
Sex can lessen pain. Whether you are battling a migraine or aches and pains, instead of grabbing aspirin, try an orgasm. During an orgasm, a hormone is released that helps raise your pain tolerance. Even stimulation without an orgasm can help reduce pain.
Sex may lower men’s chances at prostate cancer. A recent study done by Journal of the American Medical Association states that men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) are less likely to get prostate cancer.
Sex improves sleep. People tend to fall asleep quickly after sex, especially is there is an orgasm involved. After an orgasm, a hormone prolactin is released which is conducive for feelings of sleepiness and relaxation.
Lastly, sex helps to ease stress. Being close, physically and emotionally, to your partner can soothe, distress, and lower anxiety. Touching and hugging can release a natural “feel-good hormone” while sexual arousal amps up your pleasure and reward system by releasing a brain chemical. Sex and physical and emotional intimacy can also boost self-esteem and happiness.
As you can see, sex will not only lead to a happy life but a healthy one too.