Sex offers the body a lot of health benefits that many people do not often recognize. Many times people will focus on their fulfillment where sex is concerned but according to Joy Davidson Ph.D. a sex therapist and psychologist, there are many other things that sex does for you and there are scientist facts available to back this up. What is the 10 hidden health benefit of sex? Well, let’s find out as follows.
1. Sex burns calories
According to leading sexologists, up to 85 calories will be burnt with a 30-minute session of sex. Although this may not sound like an insignificant number of calories to burn, repeating this will double the amount burnt and in the end, people can loose some weight in the process. Therefore, it makes it a good mode of exercise that can be employed even by the laziest of persons.
2. Sex enhances immunity
This is immunity from conditions such as colds and a myriad of other infections. It is said that having sex at least once a week will go a long way in helping the production of the antibody IgA. Which is also called immunoglobulin A. High levels of this antibody triggered by the sexual activity will help keep at bay the infections mentioned and keep the body healthy.
3. Sex reduces stress
According to ‘biology psychology’ which is a journal published by experts in this field, stress was found to be lower and better handled by people who were frequently engaged in sex compared to those who abstained. Experts say that blood pressure, especially in women, will be lowered which will lead to stress relief. The lower diastolic blood pressure sex is associated with was seen to be behind this action to cut stress.
4. Sex strengthens the heart
Many people over the years have been worried about the dangers of sex especially when people have heart problems. Many believed that it could cause a stroke but these claims have been refuted. According to British researchers, sex will do the opposite and in a study published in the journal of ‘epidemiology and community health’, having sex twice or more a week will reduce chances of fatal heart attacks by half in men. This is in comparison with those who had less sex.
5. Sex enhances self-esteem
According to researchers at the University of Texas, most people interviewed about this said that sex makes people feel better regarding their esteem. Sex therapists agree that with this esteem, people can even know how to have better sex in their lives. This study can be found in the ‘archives of sexual behavior’.
6. Sex improves intimacy and relationships
The love hormone or oxytocin has been seen to increase in level due to frequent orgasms. This hormone is able to create a bond between people who have sex together to build a stronger unity that has been seen to improve even marriages. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have confirmed this and advise couples to make love more often for a better bond.
7. Sex can reduce pain
Due to the action of this hormone, endorphins will be released by the body in high levels. This is able to help pain decline and among many others, people suffering from arthritis, headaches, PMS can find some relief after sex. Studies have supported this and many are tapping into it.
8. Sex reduces the risk of prostate cancer
This is owed to frequent ejaculations and men who ejaculate more in their 20s will tend to suffer less from this disease in their future. ‘The British Journal or Urology’ reports this.
9. Sex makes pelvic floor muscles stronger
This applies to women and they can exercise their pelvic floor muscles during intercourse and these are called kegel. In the future, women will reduce their chances of incontinence. Kegels involve tightening these muscles then releasing.
10. Sex for better sleep
Research has also proved that after orgasm, people will sleep better and this is due to oxytocin which is released. These are the top health benefits of sex.