Sex is good for you!

Not tonight darling – I have a headache!

Well, we knew this already but in case you are in any doubt here are some of the top reasons why sex is good for you.

 

  • Its good for your heart

Sex is a form of cardio exercise which gets the heart pumping faster. Men, you will be delighted to hear if you have sex two or more times a week this can cut your risk of a fatal heart attack by half.

 

  • Helps you lose weight

Having sex for 30 minutes can burn off approximately 85 calories – yahoo! To put that into context pounding a treadmill for 15 minutes burns roughly 200 calories – hmmm, I know what most people would choose.….

 

  • Relieves stress

There is a medical explanation for why we have the “feel good” factor after sex. The brain releases endorphins during and after sex which creates a feeling of euphoria and therefore masks the negative effects of stress.

Research has also found that sex lowers your blood pressure, which is good for your health as this helps to you to keep “your cool” in stressful situations.

 

  • Boosts your immune system

Safe sex between healthy partners can make you better equipped to fight illness. Those who have sex once or twice a week have been shown to have higher levels of antibodies which can help protect you from respiratory diseases like the common cold and flu.

But before we get carried away studies have shown those who had sex 3 or more times a week had lower levels of antibodies.

 

  • Reduces the risk of prostate cancer

Research has found that men in their 20s who had five or more ejaculations per week reduced their risk of prostate cancer. While no such correlation has been found for older men, you could try and prove them wrong.

 

  • Sex can be a beauty treatment

While having sex, a woman’s body doubles the Oestrogen level, and this makes her hair shine and the skin becomes softer.

 

  • Sex reduces pain

As your endorphins are released and oxytocin (also known as the “love hormone”) is produced through sexual activity, your pain reduces. This has been known to alleviate arthritic and menstrual pain among other things. And of course headaches……..

 

  • Helps you sleep better

According to research, oxytocin released during orgasm helps us sleep better. Sex relaxes you, encouraging a deeper more restful sleep. That gives us something to think about, especially if you have been wondering why your partner is active one minute and out for the count the next…..

 

The evidence is all there – sex is good for you!

 

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