Sex burns calories
Sex according to medics increases blood flow and gets the heart pumping. Setting the nail right on the head, sex is a form of exercise and it’s more fun than running laps. Sex doesn’t burn a ton of calories. According to a 2013 article in The New England Journal of Medicine, a man in his mid-30s might expend 21 kilocalories during intercourse. However, it’s still more exercise than you’d get sitting on the couch in front of your TV.
Sex reduces risk of heart disease
Several research have exposed that an active sex life is closely correlated with a longer life.Specifically, it is obvious that sex may lower the risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other heart diseases. According to results from a research conducted in the year 2010 by the New England Research Institute, regular sexual activity may reduce heart disease risk.
Although it doesn’t seem like sex would help relieve a headache, it actually can. How? 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.
Reduces stress and lowers blood pressure
So much benefit is tapped from the oxytocin released during orgasm: it calms the nerves. Research done on lab rats have shown that oxytocin counteracts the effects of cortisol, which is a stress hormone.
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.