Sex is Healthy and doctors have been saying so for years.
This isn’t about movie sex or the pretends we are inundated with on a daily basis. As a culture there is a multitude of stigmas surrounding sex and sexuality. The fact is as much as sex sells; it also heals.
- Sex Relieves Stress – increasing levels of oxytocin and stimulating relaxation
- Sex Boosts Immunity – linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A or IgA, which can protect you from getting colds and other infections
- Sex Burns Calories – burn about 200 calories in 30 minutes of sex
- Sex Improves Cardiovascular Health – may help lower cholesterol and the risk of heart attack
- Sex Boosts Self-Esteem – increases the youth-promoting hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrostone)
- Sex Improves Intimacy – oxytocin at orgasm stimulates feelings of affection, intimacy, and closeness
- Sex Reduces Pain – thanks to the endorphins and corticosteroids released during sexual arousal and orgasm
- Sex Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk – sex appears to decrease a man’s risk of prostate cancer, and the prevention of endometriosis in women
- Sex Strengthens Pelvic Floor Muscle – increased muscle use means less later life incontinence
- Sex Helps You Sleep Better – oxytocin released during orgasm also promotes sleep
And that’s just the beginning.
Queens University in Belfast tracked the mortality of about 1,000 middle-aged men over the course of a decade. The study was designed to compare persons of comparable circumstances, age and health. Its findings, published in 1997 in the British Medical Journal, were that men who reported the highest frequency of orgasm enjoyed a death rate half that of the slackers.