10 Health Benefits of Keeping Sexually Active
December 21, 2016 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

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There’s a lot of reasons to want to get frisky, but did you know there are some legitimately helpful ways sex can improve your health? As if sex wasn’t great enough on its own now we’re happy to share 10 brilliant reasons you should be keeping your sex life alive.

  1. Lowers stress

Sex triggers the release of endorphins into your bloodstream, helping to reduce stress and increase positive attributes such as self-esteem. Research has shown that those who have sex frequently were more likely to have reduced feelings of anxiety, particularly in cases of public speaking.

  1. Exercise

Sexual activity boosts your heart rate, burns calories and strengthens muscles, and is a form of exercise just like running. It can help maintain flexibility, balance and libido, and seriously lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.

  1. Better immunity

People who have sex more than twice a week have been shown to have higher levels of immunoglobin, which is your body’s first line of defence against illnesses. Having sex strengthens your immune system and leaves you less susceptible to the threat of sickness.

  1. Improves sleep

After sexual intercourse, the hormone prolactin is released, which gives you the feeling of intense relaxation and calm. This inevitably allows for a more restful sleeping pattern. The “love hormone”, oxytocin, which is released during orgasms, also leads to a naturally induced but calming sleep.

  1. Increased intimacy

Oxytocin is also good for making you feel more bonded with your partner; it allows for romantic feelings and expressions of affection during a time of sincere trust and empathy, which can improve elements of the relationship.

  1. Look younger

Clinical neuropsychologist David Weeks has posited the theory that older men and women who have regular sex tend to have the appearance of people 5-10 years younger, with the anti-ageing benefits higher if the sex was described as “loving”.

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  1. Boosts fertility

The general health of men’s semen was found to be best when sex had occurred less than two days before the sperm was tested, and far lower after a period of extended abstinence. Having sex has also been found to balance women’s hormones and regulate her menstruation, which is vital when attempting to conceive.

  1. Lowers risk of incontinence

Sex helps to strengthen women’s pelvic floor muscles, which control orgasms and the flow of urine. Pregnancy and menopause can significantly weaken those muscles in later life, and sex is one method of reducing the chance of developing prolapse and stress incontinence as the years go on.

  1. Healthy glow

According to a study conducted by Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland, sexual intercourse is a notable form of aerobic exercise, which means skin renewal is a positive by-product. Large quantities of oxygen are pumped around the body during sex, increasing blood flow and the spread of nutrients to the skin.

  1. Lowers risk of prostate cancer

Research done at Nottingham University have concluded that middle-aged men who enjoy a lifestyle that includes plenty of sex are at a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Sexual activity clears the prostate of toxins that have been shown would otherwise lead to cancer.

So there you have it. Some really great reasons to get busy as much as you can. Be responsible and practice safe sex though as there are plenty of things that unprotected sex can result in that will negate all the benefits above such as the clap or crabs. Stay Safe!

Annabel Hynes
Lifestyle and entertainment writer with an interest in politics, despite the groans it incites at the dinner table. Sci-fi obsessive.

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10 Health Benefits of Keeping Sexually Active
December 21, 2016 (No Comments) by Annabel Hynes

10-health-benefits-of-keeping-sexually-active

There’s a lot of reasons to want to get frisky, but did you know there are some legitimately helpful ways sex can improve your health? As if sex wasn’t great enough on its own now we’re happy to share 10 brilliant reasons you should be keeping your sex life alive.

  1. Lowers stress

Sex triggers the release of endorphins into your bloodstream, helping to reduce stress and increase positive attributes such as self-esteem. Research has shown that those who have sex frequently were more likely to have reduced feelings of anxiety, particularly in cases of public speaking.

  1. Exercise

Sexual activity boosts your heart rate, burns calories and strengthens muscles, and is a form of exercise just like running. It can help maintain flexibility, balance and libido, and seriously lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.

  1. Better immunity

People who have sex more than twice a week have been shown to have higher levels of immunoglobin, which is your body’s first line of defence against illnesses. Having sex strengthens your immune system and leaves you less susceptible to the threat of sickness.

  1. Improves sleep

After sexual intercourse, the hormone prolactin is released, which gives you the feeling of intense relaxation and calm. This inevitably allows for a more restful sleeping pattern. The “love hormone”, oxytocin, which is released during orgasms, also leads to a naturally induced but calming sleep.

  1. Increased intimacy

Oxytocin is also good for making you feel more bonded with your partner; it allows for romantic feelings and expressions of affection during a time of sincere trust and empathy, which can improve elements of the relationship.

  1. Look younger

Clinical neuropsychologist David Weeks has posited the theory that older men and women who have regular sex tend to have the appearance of people 5-10 years younger, with the anti-ageing benefits higher if the sex was described as “loving”.

the-10-health-benefits-of-keeping-sexually-active

  1. Boosts fertility

The general health of men’s semen was found to be best when sex had occurred less than two days before the sperm was tested, and far lower after a period of extended abstinence. Having sex has also been found to balance women’s hormones and regulate her menstruation, which is vital when attempting to conceive.

  1. Lowers risk of incontinence

Sex helps to strengthen women’s pelvic floor muscles, which control orgasms and the flow of urine. Pregnancy and menopause can significantly weaken those muscles in later life, and sex is one method of reducing the chance of developing prolapse and stress incontinence as the years go on.

  1. Healthy glow

According to a study conducted by Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland, sexual intercourse is a notable form of aerobic exercise, which means skin renewal is a positive by-product. Large quantities of oxygen are pumped around the body during sex, increasing blood flow and the spread of nutrients to the skin.

  1. Lowers risk of prostate cancer

Research done at Nottingham University have concluded that middle-aged men who enjoy a lifestyle that includes plenty of sex are at a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Sexual activity clears the prostate of toxins that have been shown would otherwise lead to cancer.

So there you have it. Some really great reasons to get busy as much as you can. Be responsible and practice safe sex though as there are plenty of things that unprotected sex can result in that will negate all the benefits above such as the clap or crabs. Stay Safe!

Annabel Hynes
Lifestyle and entertainment writer with an interest in politics, despite the groans it incites at the dinner table. Sci-fi obsessive.

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