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8 Astonishing Health Benefits of Sex

January 16, 2011


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Can sex be more than just pleasure? Read on to know how it can be a bonus for your health!

Great story by the medguru

When you have sex on your mind, your health and immune system is not even the last thing on your mind. Yet, you will be surprised to know how sex can boost your health and enhance your quality of life.

Some facts related to Sex

1. If it’s not hurting your relationships and responsibilities in any way, there’s nothing wrong in fantasizing about sex few times a day with strangers or your favorite celebrities.

2. In recent times, rates of female sterilization have gone up while rates for male sterilization have dropped slightly.

3. Around 45 percent of both men and women get turned on by watching their partners undress.

4. About 84 percent of women think any type of “extra” stimulation like cybersex, porno, strip clubs, etc. is filthy and unnecessary.

5. Around 70 percent of married men and women sometimes stimulate themselves.

Backed by scientific scrutiny, here are some of those extra boons of healthy loving in a relationship, both physical and psychological.

1. Burns Calories
One can burn 85 calories or more with 30 minutes of sex. It can be seen as a great mode of exercise as it works from both a physical and psychological perspective. This is certainly one of a kind of exercise with pleasure.

2. Boosts Immunity
A good sexual health means better physical health. Couples who make love once or twice a week are known to have higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin, which significantly protect from getting infections.

3. Reduces Stress
According to researchers, sex lowers blood pressure and reduces stress overall. A good healthy relationship can do wonders for the blood pressure, keeping it under control. It relaxes your mind with a feeling of general well being.

4. Good for Cardiovascular Health
Another great benefit of sex is that it reduces the risk of fatal heart attack, thus promoting general well being. It is a myth that the efforts expended during sex could lead to a stroke. There is certainly no such risk at all.

5. Raises Self-Esteem
Couples feel better about themselves after having sex and also feel emotionally close and well bonded. It also makes one feel loved and connected, and raises one’s self esteem, thus giving a boost to the relationship.

6. Improves Intimacy
There is a rise in the levels of the hormone oxytocin after having sex and orgasms. Oxytocin is also called love hormone, for it helps build bond and strengthens trust.

There is an urge to nurture and to bond in couples having a healthy sexual relationship.

7. Lowers Risk of Prostate Cancer
Having frequent ejaculations may reduce the prostate cancer risk of prostate cancer in men later in life.

A study reported in the British Journal of Urology International found that men who had five or more ejaculations weekly while in their 20s reduced their risk of getting prostate cancer later by a third.

8. Reduces Pain
If you are having any body pain, headache or arthritis pain, having sex raises the level of the hormone oxytocin and increases endorphins, which can considerably mellow down the pain. The oxytocin released during orgasm also promotes better sleep.

So we see how having sex benefits our body in a number of ways. These are some of those extra boons of healthy loving in a relationship, both physical and psychological.

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