Kinky News 10 science backed reasons to have more sex

Studies have found that regular sex can do way more than make us feel warm and fuzzy.

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Why we need more sex

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Fact is, we barely need anymore reasons to have sex, in this sex crazed world we have found ourselves.

The logic is, if we are having it at all, might as well do it for all the right reasons.

For healthy, consenting adults, sex can be great or even mind-blowing but getting busy with a partner can also have some legit benefits beyond our brainwaves.

The good feelings swirling around the brain during sexy times are due to brain chemistry, specifically dopamine and opoid chemicals but the goodness extends beyond our brains.

Studies have found that regular sex can do way more than make us feel warm and fuzzy.

Read on for more reasons to get it on!

1. It helps ward off cold and flu.

Researchers found that university students who engaged in sexual activity a few times a week had higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that helps fight infections and the common cold, in their saliva. Interestingly enough, the IgA levels were highest in couples who consistently had sex a few times a week, but lower in people who had no sex or lots of sex.

2. It reduces depression and stress.

Some studies show that contact with semen during intercourse can act as an antidepressant for women. Doing the deed has positive mental-health associations for everyone! In general, intercourse can make blood pressure less reactive to stress and reduce overall stress levels.

3. It improves overall physical fitness.

If you’re looking for more motivation to hit the gym, consider this. Working out regularly tends to improve our sex lives, and having sex regularly can improve physical fitness. Everyone who’s ever watched an R-rated movie knows sexytime can be quite the cardio workout, in fact, half an hour of sex can burn more than 144 calories. Studies have also shown that exercising frequently can enhance sexual performance.

4. It improves sleep.

It’s a cliché that dudes pass out right after sex, but intercourse actually can help both men and women nod off. Feeling relaxed and comfortable are big factors in hitting the big O, so it makes sense that there’s a tendency to want to snooze right after. During and after sex, the brain releases powerful hormones (including norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin), which can trigger the urge to cuddle or just pass out.

5. It enhances your sense of smell.

Oddly enough, spending some time between the sheets can help our noses do their job even better. After sexual intercourse, the body produces the hormone prolactin, which creates new neurons in the olfactory bulb—the part of the brain that controls how we understand and react to smells.

6. It makes us look younger.

A little afternoon delight doesn’t just make you feel great; it can actually make you glow! A Scottish study showed that loving, supportive couples who had intercourse three or more times a week appeared on average 10 years younger than their actual age. Orgasms trigger the release of the sex hormone estrogen in both men and women. Estrogen improves hair and skin quality, making people look more attractive.

7. It lowers blood pressure.

High blood pressure puts pressure on the blood vessels, leading to damage and narrow, hardened arteries. The same effects that endanger the cardiovascular system can also cause erectile dysfunction in men and reduced arousal and ability to achieve orgasm in women. Testosterone, a sex hormone power player for both ladies and gents, could be a solution. Studies have shown a link between low testosterone and high blood pressure, while the spikes in testosterone associated with sexual activity might help lower blood pressure.

8. It regulates periods.

Some athletic lovemaking once or twice a week can, on a very basic level, make it less likely that your monthly flow will show up unexpected. In one study, scientists found that women exposed to male sweat were calmer and more relaxed than the control group. These women also experienced smaller changes of levels of luteinizing hormone (which controls the menstrual cycle) in the blood.

9. It lowers risks during pregnancy.

Pregnant ladies, time to get your groove on. Frequent sexual intercourse, and exposure to semen, can reduce the risk of developing a serious pregnancy complication called preeclampsia(which can cause swollen extremities, headaches, nausea, and even seizures). A protein found in semen, called HLG-A, can regulate women’s immune systems and lower the possibility of experiencing these complications.

10. It makes fertilization easier.

For people trying to get a bun in the oven, there’s no such thing as too much “trying.” A study at an Australian fertility center showed that men who ejaculated daily for seven days had higher-quality sperm at the end of the week. The sperm’s rate of DNA fragmentation dropped from 34 percent to 26 percent, meaning it was heartier and more likely to fertilize an egg, probably because frequent sex (and ejaculation) means sperm spend less time in the testicular ducts and are less likely to be damaged over time.

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