Beyond those recognised pleasures, sex has even more advantages that are more lasting than the few seconds of orgasm and post-coital good feeling.
Why do you have sex?
In answering that question, most people would readily say it’s just because of the pleasure – especially when an orgasm is involved.
Some people actually just have sex for their partners while a few do it as a matter of life and death, equally as important as eating food and drinking water.
Wha’anda would however like you to know that beyond those recognised pleasures, sex has even more advantages that are more lasting than the few seconds of orgasm and post-coital good feeling.
Here are reasons why sex is good for you:
Sex lowers blood pressure. It has been proven medically that sexual intercourse specifically lowers systolic blood pressure.
Sex boosts immune systems. Sexual health experts have suggested that people who have sex more often are less prone to illness because they have higher levels of what defends their bodies (antibody) against germs, viruses, and other intruders.
Sex keeps you fit. Regular sex can help you stay in shape because it is actually a great form of exercise – a good round of sex uses about five calories per minute. It also keeps your heart and several muscles active.
Sex lowers risk of prostate cancer. Having more sex has been suggested as one way of pushing prostate cancer away because of the regular ejaculation. Sex in this regard includes masturbation and regular sex.
Sex boosts your libido, keeps the organ in the business. Do you know that the more you have sex, the better your chances of keeping your sex organs in shape for longer? If you leave your sexual organs service, they will go out of use quicker.
Sex lowers risk of heart attack. Because sex keeps your heart rate up, it is good for your heart. Sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance, saving you from osteoporosis and heart disease. At least twice a week is on point.
Sex lessens pain. Sex and orgasm can act as very active pain reliever because sex releases a hormone that helps raise your pain threshold. Vaginal stimulation/masturbation has been found to black chronic back and leg pain, reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and other pains.
Sex helps you sleep. Sleep is likely after sex because the hormone prolactin is released during orgasm. Prolactin is responsible for the post-sex feelings of relaxation and drowsiness.
Sex improves women’s bladder control. About 30% of women at some point in their lives suffer incontinence, which is due to a weak strong pelvic floor. Now, sex is a good workout for your pelvic floor muscles, causing contractions that strengthen them.
Sex eases stress, helps you relax. Touching, hugging and sex can release the body’s natural “feel-good hormone,” a brain chemical that revs up your brain’s pleasure and reward system – leaving you happy.
Now you know why you should have sex, often.
Go give some love to your partner.