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The Benefits Of Sex Everyone Should Know

Sex is an important factor in your life. Sex and sexuality are a part of life. Aside from reproduction, sex can be about intimacy and pleasure. Sexual activity, penile-vaginal intercourse (PVI), or masturbation, can offer many surprising benefits to all facets of your life:


i. Physical


ii. Intellectual


iii. Emotional


iv. Psychological


v. Social


Sexual health is more than avoiding diseases and unplanned pregnancies. It’s also about recognizing that sex can be an important part of your life, according to the American Sexual Health Association.


How can sex benefit your body?


This study suggests that sex can be good cardiovascular exerciseTrusted Source in younger men and women. Though sex isn’t enough exercise on its own, it can be considered light exercise.


Some of the benefits you can get from sex include:


i. Lowering blood pressure


ii. Burning calories


iii. Increasing heart health


iv. Strengthening muscles


v. Reducing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and hypertension


vi. increasing libido


People with active sex lives tend to exercise more frequently and have better dietary habits than those who are less sexually active. Physical fitness may also improve sexual performance overall.


Nine ways to improve your sexual performance :


1. Stronger immune system


In a study of immunity in people in romantic relationships, people who had frequent sex (one to two times a week) had more immunoglobulin A (IgA) in their saliva. People who had infrequent sex (less than once a week) had significantly less IgA.


IgA is the antibody that plays a role in preventing illnesses and is the first line of defense against human papillomavirus, or HPV.


But those who had sex more than three times a week had the same amount of IgA as those who had infrequent sex. The study suggests that anxiety and stress can possibly cancel out the positive effects of sex.


2. Better sleep


Your body releases oxytocin, also called the “love” or “intimacy” hormone, and endorphins during an orgasm. The combination of these hormones can act as sedation.


Better sleep can contribute to a stronger immune system, a longer lifespan, feeling more well-rested, having more energy during the day and headache relief.


Social benefits:


Sex can help you connect to your partner, thanks to oxytocin. Oxytocin can play a role in developing relationships. You may find that consistent, mutual sexual pleasure helps with bonding within a relationship.


Coupled partners often have increased relationship satisfaction when they fulfill one another’s sexual desires. You may find positive growth in your relationship when you’re able to express yourself and your sexual desires.

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