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Why Sex is Healthy for you
Written by: Editors
Why is Sex Healthy?
It is not only fun and enjoyable, it is also extremely healthy. People who have sex regularly have a fitter body, experience less stress and are more confident. Moreover, a nice intimate session is also good for your relationship.
Sex makes your body fit
Why workout like crazy in the gym, when you can also do it in bed? Per lovemaking session, you can burn easily at least 100 calories and even more if you really try your best. Because your heart rate goes up, it improves your stamina and your endurance. In addition, you use a lot of different muscles during sex, making them stronger. And by trying different positions your body becomes more flexible and agile.
A better health
An active sex life is good for your heart and blood vessels, it lowers your cholesterol and strengthens your immune system. In addition, sex appears to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as prostate cancer and breast cancer. Also, research has shown that sex can reduce pain. The hormone oxytocin, also called the cuddle hormone, is released. It gives you a warm and familiar feeling. Oxytocin stimulates the production of endorphins, the happy hormones. These act as a natural painkiller. Henceforth, having a headache is not a good reason not to have sex.
You will sleep better
What is also good to know is that sex helps you sleep better. After a long session, you can be quite exhausted. Moreover, orgasm releases hormones that make you relax and feel sleepy. How nice is it to fall asleep cuddled up against your loved one? Incidentally, you do not necessarily have to have sex with a partner. These hormones are also released after masturbation.
It reduces stress
Do you suffer from stress or are you just caught in a slump? Sex can reduce these feelings. By making love, you relax, the bond between you and your partner is strengthened and hormones such as oxytocin and endorphins are released. These give you a warm, happy and joyful feeling which allows you to feel up to anything again.
It is good for your partner and you
Many people are busy these days and especially if there are young children in the household, your relationship can get put on the backburner. If you want to have fun again, you can go into couples’ therapy, but did you know that sex can improve your relationship? During, sex you are dedicated a 100% to your partner. Because you are taking the time to focus all the attention on each other, intimacy and the connection between you grow, which will give your relationship a boost. Moreover, your self-confidence increases when you make love regularly and you feel happier which is also beneficial to your relationship.
It is clear that sex has a positive impact on your health and your relationship. An active sex life gives you a fitter body, you will have less stress and your relationship will be strengthened. Enough reasons to make love regularly.Less risk of prostate cancer
Having sex on a regular basis can help to maintain a healthy prostate. Research shows that men who ejaculate regularly have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. However, to achieve this positive impact, you should have sex often: the men in the study who ejaculated 21 times a month were less likely to suffer from prostate cancer than those who ejaculated four to seven times a month. So puff up and give it your best…
Less risk of prolapse and incontinence
More good news: during sex, you train your pelvic floor muscles and as a result, these become stronger. This is good for you bladder, uterus and bowel, as a tightened pelvic floor helps prevent sagging of these bodies. Your pelvic floor muscles play an important role in holding in urine and faeces. A good sex life, therefore, reduces the risk of incontinence in both men and women.
Perform better at work
He who enjoys evenings of fine lovemaking, also makes his boss happy. A study by the Oregon State University shows that people who have had sex, perform better at work the next day. They are happier, fitter and have more pleasure in their day, even if their office is filled with piles of work. According to Professor Keith Leavitt, this shows once again how important a good balance between work and private life is.
The study also demonstrated that people who are still busy with their work after hours had less time for sex and were not as often in the mood for it. This, in turn, had a negative impact on their productivity. Moral of the story: Time to go home, ditch the smartphone and relax between the sheets!
That sex has a positive impact on your health and your relationship is clear. An active sex life gives you a fitter body, you will have less stress and it will strengthen your relationship. Enough reasons to have sex regularly.
Sources: Harvard Medical School, De Paarse Keizerin, Oregon State University, Elsevier.nl, Nu.nl, Gezondheidsnet.nl