Not only does sex feel good, but it is also good for you. These are some benefits of having a healthy sex life; people that have sex frequently have higher levels of immunoglobulin. The main aim of immunoglobulin is to fight off organisms at their entry points. This explains why people who engage in frequent sex do not get sick often. People who make love at least twice a week are less likely going to develop heart diseases than those who did once a month or even less. Sexual activity keeps the level of estrogen and testosterone in check which is essential for heart health. Your blood pressure and stress levels will also be greatly reduced. Sex is a form of exercise. It helps to boost heart rate, strengthen muscles and burn calories. Research shows that sex burns four calories a minute for men and three calories for women. It therefore makes it an ideal form of exercise. It can also help you maintain balance and flexibility.
It also releases pain relieving hormones and reduces back and leg pain as well as pain from headaches, menstrual cramps and arthritis. Men who ejaculate at least twenty one times a month either by sex or masturbation have a lower risk of getting prostate cancer. Sex helps to relive stress. It triggers the body to release feel good hormones which help in boosting pleasure, calm, ease stress and increase self esteem.
Sex will also boost your libido. The more you have sex, the more likely you will want to keep doing it. There is some mental connection there but also a physical one more so for women. Frequent sex helps to increase vaginal lubrication, elasticity and blood flow which makes sexual activity more enjoyable.
Sexual intercourse helps to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that contract during orgasm. This helps women to improve their control of bladder and also avoid incontinence. You can be able to boost this further by doing kegel exercise during sex. This is done by drawing your lower pelvic muscles up and then holding them up high and tight as though you are trying to stop the flow of urine.
Sex helps to improve intimacy and relationships. Getting an orgasm increases the level of a hormone known as oxytocin. This helps one to feel much closer to their partner. These are Just a few of the many health benefits that one can expect from engaging in sexual intercourse.