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Health Benefits Of Sex

Sex does not only make you feel good, it has lots of benefits to your health and wellbeing.

What is sex? Sex is an interaction, usually involving genital and/or anal and/or oral penetration, between at least two organisms.

Most people think sex is mainly for procreational reasons, but there is more to it. Sex is not just for child bearing only. It doesn’t only feel good, it is also good for you.

Sex is just like physical activities, it is good for you body as it boost your well being and brain power.

The benefits of healthy sex life are numerous, here are top 10 benefits of sex.

1. Libido Booster

Libido is the sexual urges and drives. Having sex boost your libido and make sex better for you.

For women, sex improves flow of blood, vaginal lubrication and elasticity.

All of this makes you feel better and helps you to want more of it. Check out the reasons why most men cheat.

2. Decrease Heart Attack

A good and healthy sex life has lots of benefits, it is also good for your body organs. Having sex often decreases heart attack and keep your testosterone & estrogen levels balanced.

When you testosterone and estrogen level is low, there is tendency you will have heart disease or osteoporosis. With a good sex life, you can avoid these problems.

3. Lowers Blood Pressure

According to research, there is s link between sex and blood pressure. Sex not masturbation lowers systolic blood pressure.

4. Immune Booster

An healthy sex life increases and boost your immune system.

Aside from eating good food, getting enough sleep and vaccination; people who often have sex have higher of what protects their body from germs.

In a nutshell, if you are sexually active and you fall sick, you take fewer days to recover unlike those who had sex less often.

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5. Healthy Sex Relieves Stress & Pain

Stress can cause different types of problem in your body from headache, stomachache, insomnia, etc

Touching and hugging your partner can release “feel-good hormone.” When the urge for sex arises, a brain chemical that speedup your brain’s pleasure will be released.

Having sex and intimacy with your partner makes you happy and boost your self esteem; hence, stress, pain and anxiety are eased.

6. Increases Your Lifespan

Sex is a physical activity that boost your lifespan. According to research, the risk of death is 50percent lower in men who frequently had sex than men who didn’t.

7. Improves Your Brain Power

Sex boost brain power and function especially in women’s memory. Women who often have sex have good recognition of memory.

Sexual activity improve brain cell growth and boost your intelligence.

According to research, sexual activity increases the creation of neurons within the hippocampus— an aspect of the human brain responsible for creation of long-term memory.

8. Sex Improves Your Sleep

Regular sex improves your Sleep. During sex, there is an increase in women’s estrogen level while the part of the brain that helps with physical activity and alertness switches off in men.

Also, some chemical are released during sex such as dopamine, endorphin, and oxytocin which leaves you feeling sleepy.

9. Reduces Prostate Cancer

Men that ejaculates frequently can be protected from prostate cancer. The most common cancer among men is prostate cancer. According to research, men that ejaculates 21times or more in a month are less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who ejaculated 7 or 8times per month.

10. Exercising Benefits

Cardiovascular activities are good for the health and it makes the heart healthy. On a norms, you are to workout four to five times in a week.

In like manner, an healthy sex also is also a form of exercise because when you have the urge for sex, your heart rate with the number of beat increases especially in men.

According to research, men who have sex 2times in a week at least, reduces the rate of heart disease than men who gives excuse for not having sex. Check out for causes of divorce.

These are the health benefits of sex, do you think i omitted some? Pls let’s me have you in the comment section.


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Damilola Ogunmakin
Damilola Ogunmakin is an information entrepreneur, digital marketer and a blogger. He identifies and evaluate information needs, provide information directly to information and organizational consumer.He is currently an accountant at Kings Hotel & Suites.He specializes on Blogging, Website Development, Digital Marketing, and Graphics Design.