For most of us, sex is all about the PLEASURE, emotions, and experience. We rarely think about any health benefits that may be associated with a good “romp in the sack“!
Aside from the obvious physical benefits, many other things are going on behind the scenes that are making us healthier and happier each time we have intercourse.
Here are 8 reasons why sex is great for your body and why you should start making love more!
Fact #1 – Reduces Your Stress Levels
Between work and family demands, it’s easy to get over-stressed. Stress is a silent killer that can lead to various health issues. According to WebMD, too much of this can cause heart disease, asthma, headaches, digestive distress, obesity, diabetes, depression, and anxiety!
Much like exercise, sex helps you release those feel-good hormones, especially if you’re able to reach an orgasm!
Not to mention that in the heat of the moment, you won’t be thinking about any of life’s issues – you’ll be enjoying the “show“. Taking a break from thinking about your worries will give your body enough time to relax and rejuvenate!
Pay attention: Aside from the physical benefits, intercourse also helps you to connect with your partner and enjoy a greater feeling of intimacy that will put your mind at ease. Even when life gets problematic, making the time to have sex can melt your cares away.
Fact #2 – Relieves Pain & Migraines
Are both pain and migraines making you miserable? You may want to trade in your over-the-counter pain relievers for some fun between the sheets!
In a recent study, researchers examined the effects of sexual activity on attacks in 304 migraine and 96 cluster headache patients.
Of the migraine sufferers, 60% reported an improvement in migraine attack with 70% of those reporting moderate or complete relief. Of the cluster headache patients, 31% experienced improvement of the attack with 91% of those reporting moderate or complete relief.
Please note: If you’re looking to fight off that afternoon pain or dull ache in your back, sex may be just be what the doctor ordered!
Fact #3 – Helps You Burn Fat
Forget to spend an hour on the treadmill to burn fat – get rid of those calories by making love! Lovemaking can be a great workout, and it doesn’t take much to get rid of quite a bit of weight.
For a 25 minute romp, men burn an average of 100 calories while women an average of 69! The longer and more intense the sex session, the more fat and stored energy you will get rid of.
Keep in mind: At that rate, guys could reduce up to 300 calories in an hour (if he can keep up the pace). Let’s face it – an intense lovemaking session is so much more fun than running on a treadmill straight!
Fact #4 – Prevents Prostate Cancer & Heart Diseases
According to Cancer.org, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and it is the second-most-deadly type among American men. While those numbers can be frightening, new studies suggest that regular sex can help decrease this risk.
Researchers at Harvard and the National Cancer Institute conducted a study on 30,000 men. Scientists had the men keep a record of how many times they ejaculated each month in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and within the last 12 months.
Researchers found that those who ejaculated 21+ times per month had 1/4 the probability of developing this nasty condition when compared to those guys who only reported 4 – 7 ejaculations per month. Experts believe that ejaculation cleans out the prostate, helping keep infections causing agents and other materials at bay.
Pay attention: Sex may also reduce your risk of heart diseases! The physical activity helps maintain your cardiovascular system and the reduced stress levels further prevent heart attacks and other cardio illnesses.
Fact #5 – Makes Her Menstrual Cycle Regular
If her menses is irregular, having intercourse can keep this cycle in check! It does so in 2 different ways. For starters, sex causes woman´s body to release hormones, which help to make her more regular. Second, it reduces stress hormones that interfere with her menstruation.
Pay attention: Frequent romps in the sack can regulate her cycle, leading to a happier and healthier feelings!
Fact #6 – Makes Your Sperms Healthier
Did you know that daily sex can make your sperm healthier? According to Australian scientists, having intercourse regularly clears out sperm from the testicles and also helps remove some of the DNA damage that builds up over time!
If you plan on starting a family, regular sexual activity can improve your chance of conception.
Keep in mind: Even if you aren’t planning on having kids anytime soon, daily intercourse can clean out your system and prevent future health complications!
Fact #7 – Helps You Relax & Raises The Quality of Your Sleep
Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? Having sex can assist your body and mind to relax so you will be able to drift off to sleep easily.
ScienceLine suggests that this sleepy feeling happens for quite a few reasons:
- The act itself is physically exhausting and usually takes place at night and in the bed. It’s only natural to feel tired and happy after intense activity.
- Sex helps you release fear and anxiety, which makes you feel more relaxed.
- The biochemistry of a man’s orgasm may also make him sleepy. When guys ejaculate, their brains release a myriad of chemicals, including prolactin. This is associated with sexual satisfaction and feelings of sleepiness.
Keep in mind: Men tend to feel sleepier and more relaxed than women after sex, but this activity has a relaxing effect on women as well!
Fact #8 – Raises Libido of Both Men & Women
The more sex you have, the higher your chances you will have it often! Low libido is a significant problem for ladies, but maintaining regular sex life can reverse this issue.
Women need to be stimulated to become aroused. Most will only start getting into the mood after the act has already begun.
Pay attention: But girls who engage in intercourse more often have a much easier time getting in the mood. The same can be said for men. The more sex you have, the easier it gets to become aroused!