A lot of people prefer to shy away from talking about sex or ‘sex Education’ which is rather sad for any one living in this age. Let’s talk about Sex and let’s keep talking about sex, regardless of societal controversies, the fact cannot be ruled out that sex talk is vital.
Over the years, sex talk has been criticised and regarded as a bad activity for the unmarried, and an activity to be kept private by the married. Unfortunately in the society today, both the married and unmarried are involving in sexual activities and it is no longer a thing of secret.
Infact, there are a lot of sex videos and movies (Pornographic contents) everywhere now, and these are released without shame or regret. Definitely, it shouldn’t be a problem sharing with society some of the benefits of sex.
Sex does beyond the enjoyment it brings. There are certainly good things it does in the body, especially when it is healthy or, done in a healthy way.
Here are 10 health benefits of Sex:
- Sex boosts the Libido
- Sex serves as a means of exercise
- It lowers the risk of heart attack
- Helps in reducing pain
- May reduce the chances of having Prostate Cancer
- Helps the body get relaxed for a sound sleep
- It eases the body of stress
- Helps keep the immune system strong or stronger
- Helps women improve their bladder control
- Sex reduce the blood pressure
Sex Booste The Libido
According to Lauren Streicher, MD, “Having sex will make sex better and will improve your libido”. Lauren is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
She further explained that, for the women, having sex aids vaginal lubrication, blood flow and elasticity. This would make any woman feel better and crave for more.
Sex Serves As a Means of Exercise
“Sex is a really great means of exercise.” – Pinzone, the CEO and medical director of Amai Wellness. “…Like with exercise, consistency helps maximize the benefits”
Sex makes use of about five calories per minute, increases the heart rate, and also uses various muscles.
Adding to that, having sex on a regular might help you keep fit and exercised just like any other type of exercise would. You might want to give it a try.
It Lowers The Risk of Heart Attack
Looking at the fact that sex helps increase the heart rate, it helps keeps the heart active and with a low risk of diminishing. When the heart is constantly in engagement, it gives room for activeness thereby reducing the risk of problems that might be looming against the heart.
According to a recent study, men who had sex at least twice a week have lower risks of dying due to heart disease compared to men who rarely had sex.
Sex also helps keep the estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. Therefore, good sex life is good for the heart.
Helps in Reducing Pain
Barry R. Komisaruk is a excellent service professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. According to him, “Orgasm can block pain.” What this means is that, it releases a hormone that helps relieve the pain.
He also said: “We have found that vaginal stimulation can block chronic back and leg pain, and, many women have told us that genital self-stimulation can reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and even, headache.” This means stimulation without orgasm can likewise work.
So, before reaching for drugs when having these pains, try having an orgasm.
Sex May Lower The Chances of Prostrate Cancer
A research which was published in the “Journal of the American Medical Association” confirmed that men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) are likely to be half safe from prostate cancer.
Although other sexual activities such as nocturnal emission and masturbation can also help, it is not clear that sex was the only factor that mattered in the study.
Good Sex Relaxes The Body For a Sound Sleep
“After reaching orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness” – Sheenie Ambardar. She is a psychiatrist in West Hollywood, Calif.
It Frees The Body Of Stress
Touching and hugging can release your body’s “feel-good hormone.” – Ambardar. Therefore, Sexual arousal releases a brain chemical that increases the brain’s pleasure and also, the reward system.
Furthermore, sex and intimacy can boost self-esteem and happiness too. Good sex life can enhance a healthy and happy life.
Makes The Immune System Strong
Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD, a sexual health expert says – “Sexually active people take fewer sick days”
As a result, people who engage in sex often tend to have better degree of what defends the body against germs, viruses, and intruders.
Also, researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania discovered that most college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the certain antibody compared to students who rarely have sex.
This, however, shouldn’t stop you from doing other necessary things to help strengthen your immune system. Some of these things are:
- Getting adequate sleep
- Staying active
- Eating right
- Having regular medical checkups
- And, using a condom if you don’t know the STD status of your partner.
Increase Bladder Control in Women
Possessing a strong pelvic floor is important. This would help avoid the occurrence of incontinence; according to researches, it affects about 30% of women at some point in their lives.
When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in those muscles, which tends to strengthen them. Good sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles.
Sex Helps To Reduce Blood Pressure
Joseph J. Pinzone, MD – “One landmark study discovered that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) reduced systolic blood pressure.”
Secondly, he alleged that research points at a link between sex and lower blood pressure.