What is the benefit of sex for your health?

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Sexual health is not all about having safe and satisfying sex. It is a crucial part of life. It directly influences your physical and psychological health. Sex is not an option, but it is one of the basic needs of every person. For many, it is only about reproduction. There are many people who don’t have any idea about the benefits of sex. Here, we are discussing about some surprising benefits of sex to all aspects of your life. When it comes to sexual health, most people think about protection to avoid pregnancy. But, this area is quite vast.

How can sex benefit your physical health?

Several researches show that sex is a great cardiovascular workout for both male and female. It helps in lowering the blood pressure and burn calories. Sex is a great activity that directly influences heart health and makes the muscles strong. It is proved in various researches that regular sex reduces the chances of heart disease, stroke and hypertension. In addition, it increases the libido level in the body. People who are involved in better sex tend to have better dietary habits and a workout schedule than those who are not satisfied with their sex life.

How can sex benefit your physical health

Stronger immune system

It has proved in some researches that people who go for frequent sex have stronger immune system compared to those who had irregular sex. Regular sex increases the production of IgA (immunoglobulin A) that prevents various health issues and provide great protection against human papilloma virus or HPV. People who had sex three times in a week has a good amount of IgA that is great for your immune system.

Stronger immune system

Improve sleep quality

When you make love with your partner, your body discharges oxytocin that is also known as intimacy hormone and endorphins when you are on peak. The wonderful grouping of these hormones is actually ultimate for your sleep. Improper or poor quality sleep is quite necessary for good health. When you take sound sleep, you feel well rested and energetic during the day.

Stress relief

Sex is an ultimate stress buster. Study shows that satisfying and happy sex life reduces the stress level to a great extent. It releases the stress and boosts the mood.

Stress relief

Helpful for migraines & headache

You may or may not know, but sex life can help you to release migraines and severe headache. It has been stated that about sixty percent of patient notice improvement in migraine. Better sex is important for both men and women. According to some recent studies, it has been proved that frequent penile-vaginal intercourse (PVI) reduces the possibility of prostate cancer in men. It also influences the mortality. Regular orgasm increases the life span in men. Also, regular sex activity improves the quality of sperms. In women, regular sex releases pain-relieving chemicals and reduce incontinence. It reduces menstrual, premenstrual cramps, improve fertility, and build stronger pelvic muscles, etc. The act of sex helps in reducing the chances of vaginal prolapsed.

About the Author


Aditi is a student of women sexology. Her reaserach subject is "Premature Ejaculation in Indian Men & Sexually Starved Indian Women". She writes blogs for sexual education. Her focus always is "Sexual Emancipation of Indian Women - Why Go Hungry".

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