Surprising Health Benefits Of Sex

Surprising Health Benefits Of SexSeptember 23, 2017

Sexual activity benefits your body in many of the same ways as exercise, boosting heart health and immunity and lowering blood pressure.
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.

1.Improves Womens 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.

2.Fight Colds And Flu
Having sex once or twice a week has been found to raise your body’s levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A, or IgA, which can protect you from colds and flu. One study found people who have sex more than once a week have 30% higher levels of IgA than those who abstain.

3.Makes You Look Younger
Sex boosts the levels of a humans anti-ageing hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) - a key factor in keeping us young. After orgasm, levels of DHEA in the blood rise to five times the normal level. A study found that couples in their 60s still having regular sex looked between five and seven years younger than those no longer having sex.

4.Sex Relieves Stress
A big health benefit of sex is lower blood pressure and overall stress reduction, according to researchers from Scotland who reported their findings in the journal Biological Psychology. They studied 24 women and 22 men who kept records of their sexual activity. Then the researchers subjected them to stressful situations - such as speaking in public and doing verbal arithmetic - and noted their blood pressure response to stress.

Those who had intercourse had better responses to stress than those who engaged in other sexual behaviours or abstained.

Another study published in the same journal found that frequent intercourse was associated with lower diastolic blood pressure in co-habiting participants. Yet other research found a link between partner hugs and lower blood pressure in women.

5.Stress Relief
Sex triggers your body to release its natural feel-good chemicals, helping to ease stress and boost pleasure, calm and self-esteem. Research also shows that those who have sexual intercourse responded better when subjected to stressful situations like speaking in public.

6.Better Sleep
Although experts are not sure exactly why sex works to improve sleep, there appears to be some evidence that it does. So don’t be too surprised if you and your partner doze off shortly after a satisfying sexcapade — and wake up feeling refreshed!

7.You Feel Happier
The more sex people have, the happier they report feeling overall, says a 2013 Social Indicators Research report. Those having sex two to three times a week were 33 percent happier than those who’d had no sex in the past year, says sociologist Tim Wadsworth at the University of Colorado Boulder.

8.Increase Your Attractiveness To Others
High sexual activity makes the body release more pheromones, chemicals that enhance your appeal to the opposite sex.

This is why the more sex you have with your partner, the stronger your desire will be to have sex with them again.

9.Relieves A Stuffy Nose
Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can even help combat hay fever and asthma.

10.Boost Your Libido
The more often you have sex, the more likely you are to want to keep doing it. Theres a mental connection there but also a physical one, particularly for women. More frequent sex helps to increase vaginal lubrication, blood flow and elasticity,which in turn make sexual activity more enjoyable.