S*x facilitates bonding and feelings of intimacy with your partner. This kind of connectedness does more than make you feel warm and fuzzy, it actually reduces anxiety and boosts your overall health.
latest studies, regular S*x – that’s one to two lovemaking sessions per week – can provide some incredible boosts to your health and wellbeing.
There are quite a few benefits to having S*x, from boosting fertility to looking young (yes that’s a thing), you even get healthier (sort of).
Want to clear your complexion, boost your mood, and cut your risk of cancer, heart disease, and other health hazards? No, the answer isn’t in a magic pill — it’s between your sheets. That’s right: A little loving can boost your overall health in many surprising ways.
More S*x equals fewer sick days. That’s what the results of studies comparing s*xually active people to those who are not sexually active say. S*x boosts your body’s ability to make protective antibodies against bacteria, viruses, and other germs that cause common illnesses. Of course, there’s more to cultivating a robust immune system than having a healthy S*x life. Eating right, exercising, getting adequate sleep, and keeping up to date with vaccinations all contribute to having strong and healthy defenses against contagious illnesses.
“S*xually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a s*xual health expert.
People who have S*x have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that college students who had S*x once or twice a week had higher levels of the a certain antibody compared to students who had S*x less often.You should still do all the other things that make your immune system happy, such as:
2.Boosts Your Libido
Longing for a more lively S*x life? “Having S*x will make S*x better and will improve your libido,” says Lauren Streicher, MD. She is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
For women, having S*x ups vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity, she says, all of which make S*x feel better and help you crave more of it. Believe it or not, the best antidote for a waning libido is to have sex! Having S*x actually boosts desire. And if pain and vaginal dryness make it challenging for some women to have S*x, s*xual activity can help combat these problems, too. S*x boosts vaginal lubrication, blood flow to the vagina, and elasticity of the tissues, all of which make for better, more pleasurable S*x and heightened libido
3. Happier Mood and a Stronger Relationship
It’s no wonder you’ve got a more positive outlook after S*x There are biochemical rationales for experiencing improved mood as a S*x benefit, from the neurotransmitters that may be released during healthy S*x to the mood enhancers contained in semen itself. “And,” adds Dr. Caron, “there’s a lot to be said simply for the mood-boosting effect of having a nice connection with somebody that you trust and care about.”
4.Lowers Your Blood Pressure
Research suggests a link between S*x and lower blood pressure, says Joseph J. Pinzone, MD. He is CEO and medical director of Amai Wellness.
“There have been many studies,” he says. “One landmark study found that s*xual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure.” That’s the first number on your blood pressure test.
5.Glowing, Younger-Looking Skin
That fabled “morning after” glow? It’s not just your imagination; you really do look better after having S*x “S*x even helps you look younger,” says Caron. That glow can be attributed to a combination of stress relief, better mood, and the flush of blood under your skin that’s a natural part of the arousal process.
Enjoying a healthy S*x life is one of the great joys in life. Knowing intimacy could be a boon for your long-term health as well make it that much more pleasurable.
6.Lowers Heart Attack Risk
A good S*x life is good for your heart. Besides being a great way to raise your heart rate, S*x helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance.
“When either one of those is low you begin to get lots of problems, likeosteoporosis and even heart disease,” Pinzone says.
Having S*x more often may help. During one study, men who had S*x at least twice a week were half as likely to die of heart disease as men who had S*x rarely.
7.Possible Reduction of Prostate Cancer Risk
A study published in December 2016 in the journal European Urology found that men who ejaculate more than 21 times per month, compared with those who do so four to seven times times per month, were 20 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer. While more research is needed to confirm this link, it appears that men who ejaculate regularly may reduce their risk of prostate cancer.
8.May Make Prostate Cancer Less Likely
Going for the gusto may help ward off prostate cancer.
Men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) were less likely to get prostate cancer during one study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
You don’t need a partner to reap this benefit: S*xual intercourse, nocturnal emission, and masturbation were all part of the equation.
It’s not clear that S*x was the only reason that mattered in that study. Lots of factors affect cancer risk. But more sex won’t hurt.
You may nod off more quickly after S*x, and for good reason.
“After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness” after S*x, says Sheenie Ambardar, MD. She is a psychiatrist in West Hollywood, Calif.
10. You look younger
Dr David Weeks, clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, revealed to a psychology conference that his extensive research had found older men and women with an active love life looked five to seven years younger than their actual age.
But you don’t have to be at it every night to enjoy youth-enhancing effects! In fact, during his 10-year study, Weeks found quality was as important as quantity, with the anti-ageing benefits stronger if the S*x was classed as “loving”.