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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex
Posted On: 10 Apr 2017
Posted In:   Health Tips

Sex not only feels good. It can also be good for you. Here’s what a healthy sex life can do for you.


1. Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming: People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. Researchers  found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the a certain antibody compared to students who had sex less often.You should still do all the other things that make your immune system happy, such as:


Eat right.

Stay active.

Get enough sleep.

Keep up with your vaccinations.

Use a condom if you don’t know both of your STD statuses.

Stay active.

Keep up with your vaccinations.

2. Boosts Your Libido: Longing for a more lively sex life? “Having sex will make sex better and will improve your libido,” says  our sexual health expert For women, having sex ups vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity, all of which make sex feel better and help you crave more of it.

3. Improves Women's Bladder Control: A strong pelvic floor is important for avoiding incontinence, something that will affect about 30% of women at some point in their lives. Good sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in those muscles, which strengthens them.

4. Lowers Your Blood Pressure: Recent landmark study found that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure.” That's the first number on your blood pressure test.

5. Counts as Exercise: “Sex is a really great form of exercise,” our expert says. It won’t replace the treadmill, but it counts for something. Sex uses about five calories per minute, four more calories than watching TV. It gives you a one-two punch: It bumps up your heart rate and uses various muscles. So get busy! You may even want to clear your schedule to make time for it on a regular basis. “Like with exercise, consistency helps maximize the benefits,” 

6. Lowers Heart Attack Risk: A good sex life is good for your heart. Besides being a great way to raise your heart rate, sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. “When either one of those is low you begin to get lots of problems, like osteoporosis and even heart disease,” our expert says. Having sex more often may help. During one study, men who had sex at least twice a week were half as likely to die of heart disease as men who had sex rarely.


10. Eases Stress: Being close to your partner can soothe stress and anxiety. Expert says touching and hugging can release your body's natural “feel-good hormone.” Sexual arousal releases a brain chemical that revs up your brain’s pleasure and reward system.Sex and intimacy can boost your self-esteem and happiness, too,Expert says. It’s not only a prescription for a healthy life, but a happy one.


Stay happy and healthy forever !

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