Sexuality is a part of most adult relationships. And while everyone knows that it's fun, not everyone realizes that sex has quite a few interesting (and surprising) health benefits, as well.
Making love. Getting it on. Knocking boots. Gettin busy. The horizontal mambo. The mattress dance. For every sexy, silly, funny term we use for sex, there's a 100% legitimate reason why you should be doing it more often. And the benefits of getting busy extend well beyond the bedroom walls. As it turns out, sex is good for you in more ways than you may have thought of. Looking for a reason to hit the sheets? How about five...
You may have heard stories about folks that expended so much energy during a rough romp that they simply keeled over from a stroke mid stroke. However, the experts say that that's simply not so. Scientific research of average Joes has proven that frequent sex does not put you at risk of a cardiac event.
In fact, sexual activity is actually very good for your heart's health. Having regular sexual activity has been proven to reduce the risk of a fatal heart attack by nearly half. So go ahead and add some naked time to your cardio routine.
During orgasm, your body increases the levels of the hormone oxytocin. Known as the love hormone, oxytocin helps us build trust, feel affection and bond with another human being. That means that a round of love making can help you feel closer and more intimate with your significant other.
And because increased levels of oxytocin have been linked to feelings of generosity and nurturing, don't be surprised if you feel the urge to do something sweet for your sweetie after some romance.
Something else that oxytocin does? It surges the levels of endorphins in your brain. And all of those endorphins mean less pain. So if your arthritis, pms cramps, or muscle spasms feel better after getting horizontal, you can thank the love hormone.
And if you're using a headache as an excuse to avoid intimacy, keep in mind that sex (and oxytocin) helps relieves those too.
As flu season approaches, it's important to take every precaution possible to keep yourself in good health. Among those steps may be taking time to feel sexy. According to scientists, having sex often has been associated with higher levels of immunoglobulin A. An antibody that helps keep colds and infections at bay, IgA is more abundant in people who report having frequent sex.
Sex is great exercise. A quick thirty minute session can burn nearly 100 calories. That means that you can melt off some excess pounds while having plenty of fun. Double up to hour long romps and watch your body get trimmed and toned. Which, of course, bolsters self esteem and makes you feel sexy. Sounds like the beginning of a beautiful cycle.
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