Frequent Sex Gives LONG LIFE
Are you aware that sex really that important?
As more and more research is conducted on this subject, it is becoming so obvious that having a healthy sex is essential to a healthy life.
In fact Sex can even help you to live longer.
According to Dr. Irwin Goldstein, Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, if you read the latest research, “you cannot conclude anything else but that it is healthy to have sexual activity.”
The research being done pinpoints a few specific — and surprising — health benefits that result from having a healthy and active sex life.
1. Sex fights colds and the flu:
According to a study done at Wilkes University, people who have sex a couple of times a week tend to have much higher amounts of the antibody immunoglobulin A (IgA) than those who have sex less than once a week.
What does that mean? “IgA is the first line of defense against colds and flu,” medics.
2. Sex burns calories:
Sex increases blood flow and gets your heart pumping.
In simple terms, sex is a form of exercise, and it is more fun than running laps.
3. Sex reduces risk of heart disease:
Numerous studies have indicated that an active sex life is closely correlated with a longer life. Specifically, it seems like sex may lower the risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other heart diseases.
In 2010, the New England Research Institute conducted a massive study. Its results suggested that regular sexual activity may reduce heart disease risk.
4. Sex regulates hormone levels:
Why should you care? Among other things, a healthy hormone profile promotes regular menstrual cycles and decreases negative menopause symptoms.
6. Sex can cure headaches and reduce physical pain:
Although it does not seem like sex would help relieve a headache, it actually can.
During sex, the hormone oxytocin is released in your body.
Oxytocin reduces pain. In a study published in the Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, volunteers who inhaled oxytocin vapor and then had their fingers pricked felt only half as much pain as others who did not inhale any oxytocin.
7. Sex reduces stress and lowers blood pressure:
There is another benefit of the oxytocin released during orgasm: it calms the nerves.
Studies done on lab rats have shown that oxytocin counteracts the effects of cortisol, which is a stress hormone.
8. Sex also helps you sleep better:
When your partner rolls over and starts snoring after a good bout in the bed, it’s not just from physical exhaustion.
Oxytocin not only calms you down, but it also specifically promotes sleep.
9. Sex reduces risk for prostate cancer:
In 2003, Australian researchers published a study showing that the more often men ejaculate between the ages of 20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop prostate cancer.
According to the author of the study, men in their 20s should probably be ejaculating once a day. A similar study performed a year later by the National Cancer Institute showed that men who ejaculated at least five times a week, whether through sex or masturbation, were less likely to get prostate cancer.
“The claim physiologically,” Goldstein told us, “is that if you empty out the tank every so often, it’s healthier than holding onto the material within the tank.”
10. Sex reduces risk for breast cancer:
Women can get in on this sex-as-preventive-care thing too. According to Goldstein, studies show that “women who have vaginal intercourse often have less risk of breast cancer than those who don’t.”
Goldstein added that it’s “pretty interesting and exciting and needs to be studied more.”
11. Sex boosts self-esteem and improves mood:
The psychological benefits of a healthy sex life are many. The feeling of walking around on cloud nine after sex lasts longer than you think.
According to Goldstein, a healthy sex life leads to long-term satisfaction with one’s mental health and enhances your ability to communicate honestly and intimately. People who are sexually active are less likely to have alexithymia. This is a personality trait characterized by the inability to express or understand emotions.
Thank you so much for your time.