There is a certain stigma attached to sex and when such topic is brought up some involuntary cringe in response, as if it carries some kind of taboo. This exciting act does not only feel good but keeps you in shape and aids flexibility. This article informs you the benefits of sex (clears throat…… and pops knuckles)
It keeps your immune system at its peak: I know you are wondering how does sex boost your immune system? Well for your information I would have you know that, the University in Pennsylvania found out that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels antibodies compared to students who don’t often have sex. People who have sex frequently, have high levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA).1 Your IgA immune system is your body’s first line of defense. So do get busy (raises brows)
Sex boost your libido: “Having sex will make sex better and will improve your libido,” says Lauren Streicher, MD. A clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Studies shows that women having sex lubricates the vaginal, increases blood flow and elasticity, she also said indulging in the activity makes sex feel better and help you crave more of it.
It improves bladder control in women: Great sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in those muscles, in the process helps strengthen them. This also known to improve bladder control and avoid incontinence. You can boost this benefit even more by practicing Kegel exercises during sex.
Reduces stress: Sex triggers your body to release its natural chemicals which makes you feel good, helping you ease out stress, boost pleasure, tranquility and self-esteem. Studies have shown that sex helps you remain calm enough to handle stressful situations. Sex is also known to help you sleep and relax better
It improves intimacy in your relationship: Sex and orgasms increases levels of the hormone oxytocin — the “love” hormone — that helps you feel connected with your partner, and also have a better experience in empathic connections.
Reduces blood pressure: “There have been many studies, one landmark study found that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure.” says Joseph J. Pinzone, MD. The CEO and medical director of Amai Wellness.
It is known as a form of exercise: research recently revealed that sex burns about 4 calories a minute for men and 3 for women, making it (at times) a ‘significant’ form of exercise. It increases your heart rate, burn calories and also help you maintain your flexibility and balance.
It reduces pain: “Orgasm can block pain,” says Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD, a distinguished service professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. It releases a hormone that helps keep pain at bay. Sexual activity releases pain-reducing hormones and has been found to help diminish or block back and leg pains, as well as pain from menstrual cramps, arthritis and headaches. One study even found that sexual activity can lead to partial or complete relief of headache in some migraine and cluster-headache patients.