Health Benefits of Sex
- Created: February 15, 2011
- by: admin
Sex does a body good. And no, this isn’t a message from the male end of the population.
Sex does a body good. And no, this isn’t a message from the male end of the population. Wherever you stand on the idea of regular sex as an enhancement to your mood, self-esteem, or sense of vitality, there is concrete, scientific evidence supporting a series of benefits which (scandalous as it may seem to some) are boosters to your overall well-being.
Stress relief. Lower blood pressure for starters. And a recent Scottish study shows that people respond better to stressful situations (such as public speaking or verbal arithmetic) after intercourse than they do when they abstain.
Heightened immunity. Having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of immunoglobulin A (which can protect you from colds and other infections).
Calorie loss. Thirty minutes of sex burns at least 85 calories. While a Stairmaster will promote weight loss and cardio vascular health on a bigger scale, let’s face it, it probably won’t be nearly as much fun.
Pain reduction. Arthritis pain and PMS symptoms improve after sex, due to a rise in endorphins. (the feel-good hormone). And, counter intuitive as it may seem, headache pain also tends to decline.
Stronger pelvic floor muscles. This will minimize the risk of incontinence later in life. Yes, Kegel exercises are good for this too…but the flexing you do during sex is a terrific workout to keep you toned and tight.
Deeper sleep. It’s not just the guys that roll over and start snoring. Oxytocin release during orgasm promotes the kind of absolute relaxation that leads to deeper REM sleep.sex