The Benefits of Sex

Sex has both, physical and psychological benefits, some of which you feel right away. As you probably know, after having sex, you feel different, relaxed, and happy. You feel loved and satisfied.

But, beyond that, many studies also show sex is very good for you, extremely beneficial for our health. For example, it activates a wide variety of neurotransmitters that not only affect your brain but several other organs in the body.

General health benefits

Sex is a sleep aid and a stress reliever. It has cardiovascular benefits; it lowers blood pressure and improves your immune system. It improves bladder control in women and increases libido, and it decreases depression and anxiety. It is also a natural pain reliever that acts immediately. It improves intimacy and relationships. It makes you look younger, live longer, and boosts your brainpower. It even burns calories.

Sex can prevent serious illness

Men with an active sex life are less likely to develop heart disease. A 20-year-long study of more than 900 men, found that sex can prevent fatal heart attacks. It can even help prevent cancer. A study showed that men who ejaculate frequently were less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who had fewer ejaculations.

Sex benefits intimacy

Sex releases endorphins and strengthens the bond between you and your partner, hence improving intimacy and relationships. Orgasms stimulate the release of a hormone called oxytocin. Also known as the love hormone, oxytocin helps in the development of fuzzy feelings like love and trust, as well as generosity, between partners. Hugging and cuddling after sex can also develop warm and intimate relationships.

In a nutshell, sex is healthy. It strengthens your well-being and makes you a happier and healthier person.

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