Why Is Sex Beneficial To Your Health?

When you think of sex – which most people do numerous times each day – you will think of pleasure, fun; perhaps you’ll even think of procreation. However, will you think of your health? It might sound strange, but a good sex life will actually improve your mental and physical health, ensuring that you are living life to the fullest at one hundred percent capacity. Read on to find out more.

Sex Boosts Your Immune System

People who have sex have greater amounts of what your body uses to protect itself against bacteria, viruses, and other invaders. In studies, it was shown that those who have sex once or twice a week had greater levels of a particular antibody than those who had sex less often.

Of course, sex isn’t the only thing that will keep you healthy, so it’s crucial that you keep living in a positive way even if you are having regular sex. For example, you should continue to:

  • Eat healthily
  • Maintain your level of activity
  • Get adequate sleep

Sex Improves Your Libido

Do you want a more active sex life? As paradoxical as it may seem, having sex improves sex and increases your desire for it. There are claims that having sex improves vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and suppleness in women, all of which make sex feel better and make you want more of it. In turn, this helps in relationships and ensures that everyone is feeling good.

Sex Improves Bladder Control

A healthy pelvic floor is essential for preventing incontinence, which affects about thirty percent of women at some time in their lives. Good sex is similar to working out your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, those muscles flex, which strengthens them.

Sex Is Good Exercise

Sex consumes about five calories every minute, which is four more calories than watching television. The reason sex is such good exercise is that it works different muscles at the same time as raising your heart rate.

As with exercise, consistency is the key, which is why you might find it’s best to ensure you engage in sex regularly, whether that’s while you’re dating at home or on a ‘business trip’ to Paris, New York or Düsseldorf. Don’t let your schedule fall apart just because you’re traveling.

Sex Helps You Sleep Better

During an orgasm, your body produces oxytocin, often known as the ‘love’ or ‘intimacy’ hormone, as well as endorphins. The combination of these hormones has the potential to cause sedation, and you’ll sleep a lot better for it. A good night’s sleep is crucial for your health, and it will help with:

  • A better immune system
  • A longer life
  • Feeling well-rested
  • Having extra energy throughout the day

Sex Offers Pain Relief

Studies have shown that looking at your spouse – or even a picture of them – can help to alleviate discomfort and pain. Even if you believe that the pain you’re feeling is a barrier to sex, consider this a sex benefit well worth the time and effort because you’ll feel much better afterward. Other research has shown that a good orgasm may help women obtain relief from period cramps.

10 thoughts on “Why Is Sex Beneficial To Your Health?

  1. I couldn’t help but respond to this one! LOL I have been sexually controlled in one way or another, by one person or another, since the 90s. I’m 61 going on 62. My prostate is fine. My situation is such that I not only need permission for orgasm, but permission to even touch myself sexually. Not that teases aren’t usually granted, they are most of the time…….BUT the catch is I have to get permission.

    I have read all about the health benefits of orgasm and ejaculation. I am sure they are true. But we do not live in a one-size-fits-all world. As fellow kinksters of one flavor or another I think we know that. Now I would never advocate chastity to everyone. It would be disastrous for some. But me? I am honestly better off controlled and kept on a somewhat “limited diet”. Others who know me well, agree. No one who really knows me and my Rosa feels that my restrictions are cruel or inappropriate.

    If I was free to do as I pleased sexually, orgasms might well become frequent, but for me they would become depressingly commonplace. The way things are now, I get to live in a state where sexuality is pervasive in its control and absence. “Not having sex” is sexual. A sexual person has sex only when they have sex. I am having a kinky form of sex 24/7, even in the absence of the act. And when allowed an orgasm, they are special, spectacular, rare, explosive events. I simply would never want to have that choice be mine. Even my orgasms have become different so that I see my orgasm as having two essential parts: hearing the “yes” when I am imminent but holding back and asking for final permission, and then the orgasm itself. I simply can’t imagine wanting to just experience half of that.

    Is going without for weeks on end and having to ask for every tease or bit of sexual attention worth it? Absolutely.

    1. “A sexual person has sex only when they have sex. I am having a kinky form of sex 24/7, even in the absence of the act.”

      I absolutely love this, and yes, in the hightimes of our D/s, I was in a sexual state 24/7 too.

      Incidentally, this post is not in my own words, but was a sponsored post. Thank you though for reading and commenting 🙂

  2. Having almost daily sex, can vouch for each of these. Also, studies have shown that ejaculating 5 times a week prevents prostate cancer. I should be good on that one! This, among many other reasons, is why chastity/cages is a hard no for me.

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