A good, healthy sex life has many benefits. Not only does it improve the chances of conceiving (if you are trying) and help build a closer relationship between yourself and your partner, it is also a great source of exercise and offers a number of fantastic health benefits. Here we have a look at how regular sex could improve the health of you and your partner.

Improved immune system

A number of research projects agree that regular sex can help improve the immune system. Sexual health expert, Yvonne K. Fullbright, PhD. revealed that people who are sexually active take fewer sick days every year. Furthermore, the University of Pennsylvania discovered that students who have sex once or twice a week develop higher levels of important antibodies compared to students who have sex less frequently.

Increased bladder control

A full and healthy sex life can improve women’s bladder control. Sex is great exercise for the muscles of the pelvic floor, helping improve long-term control. Bladder problems and incontinence will affect 30% of women during their lives, making regular sex super beneficial for almost a third of all women.

Lowered blood pressure

Although the prospect of sex may get your blood pumping, intercourse has been discovered to actively lower blood pressure. This can have huge, long-term benefits for heart health and circulation. Joseph J. Pinzone, MD explains: “One landmark study found that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure.”

Manages hormones

Keep your oestrogen or testosterone levels in check with regular intercourse. Hormonal imbalances can lead to a huge range of different health problems including osteoporosis and heart disease – so sex can be a simple and hugely enjoyable preventative measure.

Pain relief

According to Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD. sex can be used as an alternative to aspirin. Research has revealed that orgasms can help to relieve pain as it releases a hormone which raises the pain body’s pain threshold. Komisaruk explains the full extent of this benefit:

“We’ve found that vaginal stimulation can block chronic back andleg pain, and many women have told us that genital self-stimulation can reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and in some cases evenheadache.”

Reduced chance of prostate cancer

The Journal of the American Medical Association published reports which explained that men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month were significantly less likely to get prostate cancer than many who do not ejaculate as frequently.

Better sleep

West Hollywood psychiatrist, Sheenie Ambardar, MD argues that regular sex can help people get better, longer sleep. Intercourse leads to the release of the hormone prolactin which creates sensations of relaxation and sleepiness.

Getting more sleep leads to a huge range of additional health benefits, meaning that sex is the wellness gift that keeps on giving.

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