Sex is as natural as eating and sleeping.  It blurs the lines between your physical body, mental awareness, emotional fortitude, and spiritual depth.  Without sex, life as we know it would not exist. It is tightly connected to your health and vitality. An active sex life has many health benefits, such as:

  • Lower Blood Pressure.  Lower blood pressure lowers risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and other serious conditions.
  • Relieves Stress.  Having sexual intercourse triggers the release of hormones which help you to feel calm and at ease as well as boost your sense of pleasure and self-esteem.
  • Health Benefits of SexElevates Mood and Bonding.
  • Improves Long-Term Memory.  Dopamine, also known as the “feel-good” hormone, is released during sexual activity and improves your long-term memory.
  • Improves Sleep.  Hormones released during sex like prolactin helps you fall asleep, and oxytocin, known as the “love hormone” not only creates a sense of bonding, but also helps to promote sleep.
  • Minimizes Pain.  The pain-reducing hormones released during sex have been found to reduce back and leg pain as well as pain from arthritis, menstruation, and headaches (including migraines).
  • Boosts Immune System.  If you have sex more than one or two times a week, studies show that you will have significantly higher levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA), which is your body’s first line of defense against invading organisms.
  • Heart Health.  If you are a man who is having sex at least twice a week, according to some studies, you are 45% less likely to develop heart disease than your brother who is only doing it once a month or less.
  • Boosts Your Libido.  The more you have sex, the more likely you will want to keep doing it.
  • Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer.  Men who ejaculate a minimum of 21 times per month have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
  • Bladder Control.  For women, regular orgasms help to strengthen the pelvic floor, which in turn, means lowering your chances of becoming incontinent.
  • Increased Intimacy and Improved Relationships.  Increased levels of oxytocin help you to feel more bonded to your partner.
  • Physically Toned.  On average, sex burns between 125 – 300 calories per hour.  The cardio benefits of having sex are great for toning your muscles and increasing your metabolism, which in turn helps you to keep your body energetic and lean.
  • Youthful Appearance.  Having sex promotes the release of hormones, including testosterone and estrogen, which help to keep the body looking young.

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