Thursday, 12 March 2015


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Sex and its rewards go beyond mere orgasmic release.
That is only momentary, immediate reward of the physical activity —there is much more to be harvested from the field of sex.
Here are 8 you may not know about:
  1. Sex boosts your immune system. It has been noted that those with very active sex lives fall sick less often than others. Sexual health expert say the sexually active have more antibodies protecting them.
  2. Sex can help keep your blood pressure in check. Sex has also been medically proven to lower blood pressure. Researchers concluded that sexual intercourse significantly lowers systolic blood pressure.
  3. Sex helps strengthens women’s pelvic muscles, gives bladder control. About 30% of women suffer incontinence at some point in their lives. Interestingly, it has been found that strong pelvic floor can help avoid it. Regular sex is a good workout for your pelvic floor muscles. The contraction that occurs during orgasms strengthens them.
  4. Sex lowers the risk of you having a heart attack. Your heart benefits from sex too. Sex keeps the estrogen and testosterone levels in safe zone, saving you from heart disease.
  5. Sex is exercise, it keeps you fit. You burn a lot of calories during sex, so it is an interesting form of exercise you should add to your routine. You should add it to regular exercise for maximum effect.
  6. Sex lowers risk of prostate cancer in men. Men who have sex regularly are also less prone to prostate cancer. The ejaculation process helps. So ejaculating regularly, like 21 times a month via sexual intercourse, nocturnal emission, and masturbation is highly beneficial. This is not a cure for cancer though.
  7. Sex helps you sleep. Most times, because sex has a way of loosening your body, you notice you fall asleep. It’s normal, just one of the perks of good sex caused by the release of the hormone prolactin. It keeps you relaxed and induces sleepiness.
  8. Sex helps ease stress, anxiety. During sex, your body releases a ‘feel-good hormone’, a chemical that boosts your brain’s pleasure and reward system. This hormone is released during sex and other intimate acts like kissing and other touching.
  9. Sex keeps you younger. Sexual health experts have also noted that those who have sex regularly tend to live longer and look younger than their age mates.
Though sex will not solve all your problems, it does help you in a lot of ways.
Only thing though, always stay safe!


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