Couples who have great sex often lead healthier lives than those who don’t do it often.

Even masturbation can help make you healthier! Here’s how sex can give your health a boost.

1. Your immune system should get a boost

Studies show that regular, satisfying intercourse can actually increase the effectiveness of your natural immune system by increasing the amount of immunoglobulin-A in the body. Immunogloblulin-A is the first antibody to react when the body has been invaded by a cold or flu virus, so more of this in the body is a good thing, especially during cold and flu season.

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2. You have a lower death risk

Sex is great and all, but did you know it can actually lower a man’s risk for death? The same goes for masturbation because studies show that men between the ages of 45 and 59 who had an orgasm twice or more in a week’s time actually lowered their risk for death by as much as fifty percent.

3. Makes your period more regular

Women who are more sexually active – getting busy approximately a few times a week – tend to have menstrual cycles that are more regular than women who don’t have sex as often. This same study also produced findings that women who got it on at least weekly – without ever missing a week – aged more slowly than women who didn’t do it as much.

4. Decrease the risk of prostate cancer

If you’re a man between the ages of twenty and fifty and ejaculate frequently, you will actually decrease your risk of developing prostate cancer in the future. In this case, the more you ejaculate, the more you’re lowering your risk.

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5. Burn calories and boost your mood

First, your body burns calories during sexual activity because you’re working your body and sweating, but the activity will also boost your metabolism throughout the day especially if you have morning sex, allowing your body to burn more calories during the day than it would have if you hadn’t had sex.

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