The 5 Health Benefits of Good Sex Life
There are enormous benefits of a good sex life.
Being close to your partner can soothe stress and anxiety, sex and intimacy can boost your self-esteem and happiness. Physical contact can release your body’s natural “feel-good hormone” Healthy sex life improves sleep. A psychologist in West Hollywood, Calif, Sheenie Ambardar says “after orgasm”, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness”.
A good sex life is good for your heart. It lowers heart attack risk. Besides being a great way to raise your heart rate, sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. During one study, men who had sex at least twice a week were half as likely to die of heart disease as men who had sex rarely.
For women health, sex improves women’s bladder control. A strong pelvic floor is important for avoiding incontinence, something that will affect 30% of women at some point in their lives. Good sex is like a workout for a woman’s pelvis floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in those muscles, which strengthens them, Lauren Stretcher, Medical Doctor, who is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwest University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago asserted. “Having sex will make sex better and will improve your libido. For women, having sex ups vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity, all of which make sex feels better and helps you crave more for it”.
Healthy sex helps boost immunity. There’s nothing cool about sneezing, wheezing, or that runny-nose look. But getting hot and bothered can help you avoid coming down with the sniffles. People who have sex were found to have higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobin A (IgA) according to researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. These antibodies help combat diseases and keep the body safe from colds and flu.
Good sex life gives you a youthful glow. In a study conducted at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland, a panel of judges viewed participants through a one-way mirror and guessed their ages. Those who enjoy lots of intimacy with a steady partner – 4 times a week, on average were perceived to be 7 to 12 years younger than their actual age. Regular sex promotes the release of hormones; including testosterone and estrogen that I had mentioned earlier, which can keep the body looking young and vital, estrogen has also been shown to promote soft skin and sunny hair.
However, despite the health benefits of a good sex life, over indulgence in sex is not good at all for your health. It causes strained muscle, dehydration, hair loss, weak immunity, exhaustion, lower back pain, soreness and swelling, as well as injured nerves.
Psychologically, many people especially young adults have lost their productivity and creativity because of focusing their attention on excessive sex life. And what controls a man’s attention controls his life. Being sexually disciplined is a must for those who want to enjoy a productive life with a great health.
It is also a well-known fact that having multiple sexual partners coupled with unprotected sex predisposes one to Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STD), Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Trichomoniasis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Genital Herpes, Chlamydia, Bacterial Vaginosis (BV).
To your good health!
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