Most of us have probably realized that when we’re happy with our sex life, we feel energy boost, physical health, emotional uplift and body tone. Did you know that besides physical pleasure regular sex has numerous benefits for our bodies?Fit and healthy body.
Sex as any other physical exercise intensifies calories burn. According to a study published in October, 2013 in PLos One Magazine, men burn 4 calories per minute on average during a 25 minutes sex, when women – 3 cal/min. Certainly, such exercise cannot be compared with a gym workout; sex is much more pleasant and may become an additional source of physical activity. Apart from this, regular sex has positive long-lasting effect on our skin, boosting collagen production, which prevents our skin from sagging and makes us look younger.Improves heart and vascular system work.
Regular sex life
positively influences our heart rate. Blood becomes less thick, it moves unimpededly along blood vessels, the risk of heart attacks and other diseases decreases. The entire body becomes more active, it boosts metabolism, the heart reenergizes and it gets used to work with faster rate. Sex definitely won’t help to recover from heart related diseases, however, it can become a great exercise and an additional way to control your health.Immunity boost.
More sex also means a stronger immune system. A nooky causes immunoglobulin production, which helps to protect against infections and bacteria. A study
of Wilkes University found a 30 percent increase in immunoglobulin in people, who had sex even just once or twice per week compared to those who didn’t.Pain relief.
Sexual stimulation (including masturbation) and orgasm can help us to avoid pain. Sex releases a hormone that contributes to the increase of pain threshold and, therefore, we feel less pain. According to a research, women say that vaginal stimulation helped them to reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain and headaches.Sounder sleep.
You might have noticed that you sleep better after having sex. It happens due to the fact, that the oxytocin released during orgasm helps induce sleep. A better night’s rest is the best way to recharge after a stressful day.Boosting the mood and decreasing depression risk.
Regular sex supports production of hormones that improve our mood and wellbeing. During sex our bodies release oxytocin, which is responsible for partners bonds. We all are less stressed when we are closer to our partners. We should also notice that oxytocin is produced not only when we have sex, but also when we kiss, cuddle and do some other activities together.
Another important hormone is serotonin or a ‘happy hormone’. When we are happy it is abundant in our bodies and it’s the body’s key antidepressant. Sexual uplifting causes active release of serotonin. When its concentration in our blood is low, we are low-spirited, even depressed and our libido is low. This is one of the reasons people tend to smile and feel happy and relaxed after sex.Higher libido.
An interesting fact is that having regular sex makes you crave for more sex. For women, for example, sex generates vaginal lubrication, boosts blood flow, increases elasticity, saving them from unpleasant feelings, that helps to enjoy sex and increase the libido.Better relationships.
Sex is one of the most important parts of our lives, it is essential for building harmonious relationships, it is a way to intimacy and better understanding between partners, it leads to stronger bonds. Sex helps us round off rough corners and stay together even after serious fights.
Keep in mind that those who take care of their bodies eating healthily and doing regular physical activities are more likely to enjoy better and more frequent sex. Great sex life is key for our emotional and physical wellbeing. Nevertheless, sex cannot substitute emotional intimacy.
As a conclusion we’d like to note that despite that we can consider sex to be regular when we have it 3-4 times a week, we should have it when both partners want it. Sex is great when it’s based on mutual consent with sincere positive emotions and pleasant feelings and, certainly, health concerns shouldn’t be your only motivation.