10 Health Benefits of Sex

Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming

People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders.

Boosts Your Libido

For women, having sex ups vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity, she says, all of which make sex feel better and help you crave more of it.

Improves
Women's
Bladder Control

Good sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in those muscles, which strengthens them.

Lowers Your Blood Pressure

The study found that sexual intercourse lowered systolic blood pressure.

Lowers Heart Attack Risk

Having sex more often may help. During one study, men who had sex at least twice a week were half as likely to die of heart disease as men who had sex rarely.

Great Exercise

Sex uses about five calories per minute, four more calories than watching TV. Having sex increases your heart rate and makes you use various mucsles.

Lessens Pain

Many women report that masturbation helps to reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and even headache.
Lessens Pain

Lowers the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) were less likely to get prostate cancer during one study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Eases Stress

Being close to your partner can soothe stress and anxiety. Sexual arousal releases a brain chemical that revs up your brain’s pleasure and reward system.
Improves Sleep

Improves Sleep

After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness.

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