s*x is not just about physical intimacy and enjoyment. s*x has a wide range of health benefits when kept healthy. Here are some health benefits of s*x. 1. Improved immunity
People who have s*x frequently maybe one or two times a week have significantly higher levels of immunoglobulin A(IgA). The IgA immune system is your body's first line of defense. Its job to fight off invading organisms at their entry point, without even activating your immune system. For this reason, people who have s*x regularly have fewer sick days. IgA also protects the body from cold and flu. According to a research, those who had s*x more than once a week have 30% higher levels of IgA than those who abstain.
During s*x, an anti-ageing hormone known as DHEA is secreted throughout the body, and after an orgasm, the level in the bloodstream soars to five times its normal amount. 2. Improves cardiovascular health
A recent study says that men who have s*x more than twice a week, have lesser risk of getting a heart attack, than men who had s*x less than once a month.
One study at Queen's University Belfast found that having s*x three times a week could halve your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Another study in Israel found that women who had two orgasms a week were up to 30% less likely to have heart diseases than those who did not enjoy s*x or didn't have an orgasm. s*x also keeps the estrogen and testosterone level in balance, which is important for heart health.
Sexual activities, and specifically intercourse, is linked to better stress response and lower blood pressure. 3. Keeps your skin smooth and young
The hormone oestrogen is pumped out during s*x, which in turn have a plumping effect on the skin, helping to smooth out those fine lines. High sexual activity also makes the body release more pheromones, chemicals that enhance your appeal to the opposite s*x. 4. Improves sleep
After s*x, the relaxation-inducing hormone prolactin is released, which helps you nod off more quickly. The "love hormone" oxytocin, is also released during orgasm which promotes sleep.
s*x also has its ways of relieving you of stress. s*x triggers your body to release its natural feel-good chemicals, helping to ease stress and boost pleasure. Research also shows that those who had s*x respond better to stressful situations like speaking in public. 5. Improves overall fitness
If you find going to gym or working out at home a task, here is another way to lose the flab and keep you in shape. Regular s*x will do wonders on your waistline. 30 minutes of s*x burns more than 80 calories. 6. Improves bladder control in women
Intercourse helps to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which contract during orgasm. This helps women to improve their bladder control and avoid inconsistence.
7. May help reduce the risk of prostrate cancer
Research has shown that men who ejaculate at least 21 times a month have a lower risk of prostrate cancer.
Forget all those anti-ageing creams, stress pills and all, healthy s*x might just be all you need to keep your health in check