Health Benefits of Sex – you probably didn´t know about
Sex is the most pleasurable thing. I think we all agree on that. It might not surprise that it is also super healthy. Have you ever wondered why it actually is good for your health? Look at our favorite 12 Health Benefits of Sex.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Research shows that there is a link between sex and a lower Blood Pressure. There have been many studies that concentrated to prove this theorie. One study in particular, that focused on sexual intercourse, other than masturbation, showed a lower reading on the systolic blood pressure.
Also a link has been shown between low Testosterone and High Blood Pressure. Hypertension puts strain onto all the arteries in the body. The thiny, small arteries are distroyed at first. Problems with the blood flow in a mans penis can cause erectile dysfunctions.
Ditch the pain killers. Hormones that are released right after an orgasm can help to reduce the pain in shoulders, neck and legs. A study reports that an orgasm can even partially or completely relief headaches. The endorphins that are released during the Big O resemble morphine. Here is the good news for all the singles out there: Masturbation just does the trick quiet as good.
Men having sex at least 2 times a week, were found to reduce their risk of developing a heart disease by about 45 %. Sex, just like exercise boosts your entire cardiovascular system. It also keeps your hormone levels (Testosterone and Estrogen) in a healthy balance, which is very important for the health of your heart.
Some studies shown that the quality of sperm decreases when abstinent from sex. The declines start after only 5 days of sex.
A study from the Australian fertility center reported that men who ejaculated 7 days in a row, had better and higher sperm counts. The sperm was healthier and more likely to fertilize an egg, after the seventh day. This study shows that the less time sperm stays inside the testicular ducts the better the quality.
Therefore, men who have frequent orgasms, have a higher and healthier sperm count.
Strengthens pelvic floor muscles
Weak pelvic floor muscles in women are the main reason for incontinence. Reports show that there are about 30 % are affected by incontinence sometime during their life.
Great sex is the ultimate workout for your pelvic muscles. Especially when you orgasm, the pelvic muscles contrast. Just like with any other muscles in your body, you have to train them to maintain them. Doing a pelvic floor muscle exercise during intercourse is a great way to start with your training. Hold the pelvic floor muscles just like you would stop to urinate. Performing this during sex tighten the grip around the mans genital whilst inside the vagina.
Sex increases vaginal lubrication, vaginal blood flow, and elasticity. Woman with strong and elastic pelvic floor muscles sex is far more pleasuring. Also, a strong pelvic floor speeds up postpartum recovery.
Anti Aging – Keeps Skin young and healthy
This one is definitely one of our favorites among Health Benefits of Sex. A Research by The Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland let individuals guess strangers age based on their faces. Participants that had frequent sex, in average about 4 times per week, were assumed to be around 12 years younger. The release of testosterone and estrogen, as well as a huge cocktail of hormones, keep the body vital. Especially in woman the estrogen is known to give a soft skin and strong, shiny hair.
Wrinkle prevention: Sex also boosts collagen production, which is the number one remedy against those annoying wrinkles, age spots and skin sagging.
Sex stimulates blood circulation and increases oxygen throughout our bodies. This is what gives, especially women, the well known after sex glow.
Intercourse is also known to hydrate the skin. Since it improves the circulation, it gives the body moisture. Sweating in general can just work like a natural detoxing, as well as a natural facial.
Prevents Erectile Dysfunctions
About 5% of 40-year-old men suffer from erectile dysfunction. For 65 year old man it is between 15% – 25%. This are pretty scary numbers. The best prevention is actually to have sex. The erection in the mans genital increases the blood flow through the arteries. Once again, the more you train a muscle the better he is to perform.
Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer
Frequent ejaculation might help to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. The study that was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association recommends 20 ejaculations per month to achieve this benefits.
There has been no difference between how the ejaculation was reached. Whether from Sex, Masturbation or Oral Sex.
Boosts Your Libido
Do you lack sexual desire in your relationship? Do you suffer from a low sex drive (that is not related to any diseases)? The best way to want to have sex is actually to have sex. Yeah, it really is that simple. Sex will stimulate and improve your libido.
In one study, scientists report that woman who are exposed to male sweat were more relaxed and content than those who are not. It has been shown that these women experienced smaller changes in the hormone that is found to control the menstrual cycle. Sexual activity and orgasms while menstruation has also shown a lower risk for endometriosis.
Semen is rich in calcium, zinc, magnesium and other minerals that prevent tooth decay. Now don’t take this one as an excuse to ditch the routine dental check up.
In addition kissing is known to prevent cavities. The exchange in saliva full of minerals lowers acid levels and prevents plaque build.
14 Interesting Facts about Sex that will blow your mind
Oral Sex is not an Invention from Humans. Bears, wolves and bats practice oral sex actually quiet often.
On average a healthy man produces 300 million sperm in one teaspoon of semen. The little swimmers travel with a speed of 28 miles/hour. Sperms can survive inside a woman body for about one week.
During orgasms your body releases a hormone that prevents you from peeing. You can notice this when you try to go to pee right after, it takes somehow longer.
Have you ever wondered where the term “Fuck” comes from? When the ancient England suffered from under- population, the King gave the order “Fornicate Under Command of the King”.
A survey conducted by sex shops reports that the favorite flavor in the bedroom is cherry. The least interesting flavor was chocolate.
The average time to erection is about ten seconds, for men under the age of 40. If it takes much longer, it might be an indication of erectile dysfunction.
About 5% of the population have sex every day. Other 20 % have Sex around 3-4 times per week.
Vibrators were actually invented to treat Hysteria. In the 19th century it was believed to help cure the madness in patients.
Humans and Dolphins are actually the only species that have sex for pleasure.
Celery magic. Man that chew celery sticks, release certain molecules in their mouth. The pheromones that are released causes the man to get aroused. In addition the scent that is send out from the man, makes him more desirable to woman.
Pigs are the lucky ones. Their orgasms lasts for nothing less than 30 minutes.
In 2010 Brazilians health minister recommended sex to his nation’s problems with High Blood pressure. Of course alongside with dietary changes and exercise.
If you have ever wondered whether your grandparents still have sex, you might be surprised to hear YES. On average every third woman in their 80’s still enjoys sex with their husband,as long as both are in a good physical health.
The foreskin contains the so called Langerhans cells. These are immune cells that are infiltrated by HIV. This explains why circumcised men in Africa have a 60 % lower rate of suffering HIV.