Benefits of Sex
There is more to sex than mere pleasure and intimacy. Research studies reveal that safe sex offers physical, emotional, intellectual, psychological and social benefits.
Here are some of the benefits of sex:
A report conducted by Scotland researchers and published in Biological Psychology journal claims that sex helps in overall stress reduction by lowering blood pressure. The study subjects, comprising males and females, were subjected to stressful situations. However, better blood pressure response was reported in co-habiting participants. The report found that frequent sexual activity helped reduce diastolic pressure.
Regular sexual intercourse may prove to be an immunity boost for you and prevent you from getting flu. Research reveals that regular sexual activity raises levels of immunoglobulin A, IgA, which is the first line of defense for your body, affecting adaptive as well as innate immune response. The antibody fights invading organisms.
One of the top benefits of sex is that is a kind of strenuous exercise that helps burn some extra calories. It won’t be wrong to say that sex counts as cardio! A longer sexual activity can result in massive calorie expenditure, burning as much as 80-250 calories. So a regular intercourse session could give you a more toned body and better night’s sleep. Not only this, sexual activity releases oxytocin in your body, which is a feel-good hormone that reduces stress and blood pressure, so you can enjoy a good sleep and healthier body. The hormone also helps stave off depression, stress, and anxiety, creating feelings of anxiety and relaxation.
Better Cardiovascular Health
Men who engage in a regular sexual activity enjoy better cardio health compared to those that do not. Researchers claim that sessions of sexual intercourse more than once a week lower the risk of heart attack by almost half.
Sexual activity can work magic on your self-esteem. According to a research study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, if you engage in regular sex, you are more likely to have a better positive attitude about yourself.
Beautiful, Glowing Skin
Now you longer need to envy someone for their glowing face. You, too, can enjoy a youthful appearance with regular sexual intercourse. Researchers believe that sex raises the level of dehydroepiandrosterone hormone, produced by the adrenal gland. This hormone gives the skin glowing, youthful appearance.
Reduced Cancer Risk
Research reveals that men who ejaculate more than 12 times a month are at a less risk to suffer from prostate cancer.
A Cure for Headache
Another less known benefit of sex is its role in reducing symptoms of migraine. Researchers at the University of Munster in Germany are of the opinion that frequent sexual activity could be a natural way to treat headaches, resulting in “partial or complete relief” from cluster headaches or migraines. This is attributed to the release of natural painkiller endorphin during sexual intercourse.