If you thought sex is over-rated, you will have to rethink because researchers have come out with an opinion that there are lots of benefits in having sex regularly.
For those who believe, erroneously though, that sex is not very important, there are super benefits associated with more sex. As if the big “O“ wasn’t reason enough to get busy, sex has many other benefits that just might surprise you.
After years of intensive research, sex experts have come out with a unanimous conclusion that sex creates lots of benefits for the health and here are some of the reasons you need to indulge more.
A licensed sex therapist and sexual educator, Sandra L. Caron, a Professor of Family Relations and Human Sexuality at the University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development, in her view, states that there have been lots of studies describing the health benefits of sex, with most of them relating to achieving orgasm.
NB: The kind of sex we are dealing with here is the sex that creates a bond between a loving couple and not the casual sex with no strings attached.
This is a list of the seven fantastic health benefits you get out of regular sex.
Improved heart health
Just like any physical activity, healthy sex is good for your heart. Several studies have found that your risk of dying from a heart disease or having a stroke or heart attack goes down as the frequency of your good orgasms increase over time.
And for those that worry that the exertion involved in sex is a threat to the heart, experts reveal that the most sexually intense moments place about the same demand on your heart as walking 4 to 6 miles an hour. Of course, sex helps your heart and you stay in shape.
Sweet pain relief
Believe it or not, just looking at your partner, or even their pictures can help ease pain. When anesthesiologists showed people taking part in a study, photos of their romantic partners or photos of attractive strangers, or asked them to engage in a word game, they found that looking at romantic partners significantly dulled the experience of pain.
So even though you might think pain is a barrier to sex, consider this one sex benefit worth the time and effort: take a moment to really look at your lover. Other studies have found that women may get some relief from menstrual cramps through a good orgasm.
Healthy sex offers the same soothing effects of sugary comfort foods when it comes to reducing stress. Researchers say that this stress reduction occurs because the pleasure pathways of the brain are triggered by sex, just as they are, for some, by sweet treats, and it looks like this effect is a little bit more lasting than we often think.
Sex prevents cancer
Research has suggested that men may reduce their risk of prostate cancer proportionately to their good orgasms and the stimulation of their testicles. This is definitely a welcome sex benefit.
Although experts are not sure exactly why sex works to improve sleep, there appears to be some evidence that it does. So don’t be too surprised if you and your partner doze off shortly after a satisfying sexcapade, and wake up feeling refreshed!
It’s no wonder you’ve got a more positive outlook post-sex: There are biochemical rationales for experiencing improved mood as a sex benefit, from the neurotransmitters that may be released during healthy sex, to the mood enhancers contained in semen itself. According to Dr Caron, “there’s a lot to be said simply for the mood-boosting effect of having a nice connection with somebody that you trust and care about.”
That fabled ‘morning-after’ glow? It’s not just your imagination: You really do look better after having sex. Sex even helps you look younger and that glow can be attributed to a combination of stress relief, better mood, and the flush of blood under your skin that’s a natural part of the arousal process.
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