Is sex good for you health?
It not only feels good, it’s also great for your health. The benefits extend beyond the bedroom. For both men and women, sex has benefits for both physical and mental health.
A 30-minute steamy session in the bedroom can burn up to 200 calories, and is a lot more fun than anything involving a treadmill. It also elevates your heart rate to the same levels as moderate exercise and is fantastic for your immune system. Studies show that sexually active people get sick less and take less time off work due to illness. Regular sexual intercourse with a partner has also been proven to lower blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease in both men and women. It’s important to practice safe sex, for both our anxiety levels and for our sexual health. Always use protection during sexual encounters.
It’s not just our physical health that benefits from sex.
Having sexual intercourse multiple times a week leads to much lower stress levels. Sexual activity releases Oxytocin, a hormone that prevents the build up of stress. Oxytocin also promotes feelings of compassion and bonding.
Sex also promotes healthier sleeping patterns. Prolactin is released by the brain after sex and helps us sleep through the night. This is important in the age of the bedside mobile phone and restlessness in bed
As well as being a great way to be more in touch with your partner, there are numerous health benefits to having sex. Sex is a great addition to your exercise regime, and encourages living a longer, healthier life. It’s also a great reliever from our stressful daily lives. Make sure you practice safe sex and enjoy a healthy sex life!