The Health Benefits Of Sex

 

When Marvin Gaye sang about “Sexual Healing,” he didn’t know the half of it. Besides being one of life’s greatest pleasures and a boon to intimacy with your partner, a satisfying sex life also can enhance your health in numerous ways. Sure, it can burn calories, relieve stress and help you fall asleep more easily, but these health-promoting effects are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Score one for the pleasure principle: Sex, practiced safely and in moderation, could help keep you from getting sick. Research found that college students who made love once or twice a week had substantially higher levels of immunoglobulin A—or IgA, the body’s first line of defense against colds and flu—compared with those who were either abstinent or had sex three or more times per week.

Ease Pain

Vaginal stimulation produces a strong pain-blocking effect, possibly due in part to the release of endorphins—brain chemicals with opioid-like properties. Stimulation of a woman’s G-spot can elevate the pain threshold by over 100 percent with orgasm and over 80 percent with pleasurable stimulation.

This means vaginal stimulation during a sexually satisfying romp between the sheets—or anywhere else, for that matter—could relieve a headache, menstrual cramps, arthritis pain, even chronic pain, for anywhere from several minutes up to 24 hours.

Get Happy, Live Longer

An active sex life may do a body and a marriage good over the years: Sexual satisfaction is closely linked with overall quality of life and increased sense of well-being, for both men and women, at any age. For men, there may even be a longevity benefit.

Use it or Lose It

In postmenopausal women, frequent sex—three or more times per month—also may help prevent vaginal atrophy and dryness. One possible reason: Women who engage in regular sexual activity may have more natural estrogens circulating in their bodies, which can protect vaginal tissue.

In men, frequent ejaculations are not only linked with better sexual function as they age, but also to a decreased risk of prostate cancer. In one study, researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that men who reported 21 or more ejaculations per month had a 33 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer over their lifetimes, compared to those ejaculating 4 to 7 times per month.

Regulate Your Hormones

Women who have intercourse at least once a week (when they don’t have their periods) tend to have more regular menstrual cycles, more fertile basal body temperature patterns, and substantially higher levels of estrogen than those who are less sexually active. Added bonuses: “Women who had regular weekly sex—think of it like a paycheck; never missing a week—were more fertile and they aged more slowly,” experts say. When they reached menopause, they also had fewer hot flashes and better bone density and cardiovascular health.

So that’s the story: Having regular sex with someone you love is not only good for your relationship, it’s good for the health and well-being of your body and mind, too.

20 comments on “The Health Benefits Of Sex

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  4. Wow! Thats good. Never knew it had benefits. But i also heard that frequent sex causes ageing and pains. Please can you expantiate on it?

  5. If a lady had sex wit a guy and d guy nevr released inside her and d girl doesnt menstrate d next month but immediately aftr d sex d lady use a drug called ampiclox inother to easy evrytin out and now she doesnt menstrate and test was carried out by taken her urine and blood to d laboratory to check and it was confirm dat she is nt pregnant,and til nw she is nt menstratn.wat did u tink dat has happen in dat kind of situation.

    • Hi. I would advise she visits a doctor as soon as possible because this could be a symptom of STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases). She should also endeavor to take another pregnancy test as it is possible the first one could be a ‘false negative’… Good luck.

    • Hi. I don’t believe there are serious side effects to not having sex. But in response to your low sex drive, you could consider seeing a doctor as soon as possible as this can indicate other problems. Good luck.

  6. Is there any health hazard if one do not make Love for a period of 4 to 6months. What are the effect of masturbation. Thanks

  7. what i want to know ìs dat me nd my girl frd use to av sex ones in every week,i want to know if dere’s anytin wrong in dat pls advice me

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