“There are a number of studies that describe the benefits of having sex,” said Dr. Sandra L. Caron, a sex therapist and professor of family and sexual relations at the Faculty of Education and Human Development at Main University, Orono State. Which is mostly related to orgasm. But that does not mean you have to stay with someone to do this.
Here are some of the benefits of having sex:
1. Improve heart health (sex is exercise)
As with any physical activity, sex is good for your heart health. A study published in the January 2015 issue of the American Heart Journal found that men who had sex twice a week or more had a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart attack than those who have sex once a month or less.
2. Helps relieve pain, even menstrual cramps
Just looking at your partner or even a photo of your partner can help ease the pain. In another study published in the journal PLoS One conducted at Stanford University in California, anesthesiologists showed that looking at pictures of a partner is very emotional and relieves. Pain. On the other hand, women can also get some relief from the pain caused by menstruation during orgasm.
3. Less stress and lower blood pressure
Sex can help relieve stress by increasing endorphins and other hormones that promote good mood. As it is a form of exercise, it can also help you feel calm. In addition, sexual activity can prevent high blood pressure during stress.
4. Reduce the risk of prostate cancer
A study published in December 2016 in the journal European Urology found that men who ejaculated more than 21 times a month had a 20 percent lower risk of prostate cancer compared to those who ejaculate only 4 to 7 times a month.
5. Sleep better
According to the National Sleep Foundation, orgasm releases the hormone prolactin, which helps you feel drowsy and relaxed. So, do not be surprised if you and your partner fall asleep after a satisfying sex and wake up feeling refreshed.
6. Happy and have a strong relationship
It is not surprise for you to feel positive after sex. There are biological reasons for getting a better mood, which is a sexual benefit from the neurotransmitters that can be released during sex. In addition, a study published in the journal Science and Psychology also highlighted the satisfaction and good relationship between partners after sex.
7. Glowing and younger-looking skin
It is not just your imagination. You are really prettier after having sex. “Sex can help you look younger,” says Dr. Caron. That smooth skin can be defined by a combination of stress relief, better mood, and blood flow resulting from the arousal process during sex.
So, enjoying a healthy sex life is a great pleasure in life. Experiencing intimacy can be beneficial for your long-term health.