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According to science this is why sex is important for your health
Here are some reasons to have more sex that are backed by science.
D.G. Sciortino
04.05.21

When talking about why we love sex, no one really needs a scientific explanation.

But you might be surprised to know that while wonderfully pleasurable, sex is actually really good for your mental and physical health.

For starters, it can boost your immune system and fight off illness.

“Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” sexual health expert Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright told WebMD.

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This is because those who engage in regular sex are shown to have higher levels of antibodies that fight off germs and viruses.

Stress is another thing that can bring down your immune system.

But sex comes to the rescue to reduce stress by reducing a stress-causing hormone known as cortisol. Sex also trains you to take deep breaths, like the kind you take when meditating, which has a relaxing effect.

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Marriage.com lists sex as an important part of the relationship between partners that helps to foster intimacy.

“When our intimate needs are satisfied, our feelings of stress and anxiety go down,” the site says.

Both men and women reported a higher quality of life because of the frequency of sex in their lives.

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“A survey of 500 American couples in 1999 discovered that both husbands and wives believe that a satisfying sex life in their marriage means an improved quality of life at any age. Young wives have also reported a correlation on the positive experiences they have with their partner and an increase in their self-esteem. This is in correlation to the accepting and embracing of one’s sexuality and desires which also increased their self-esteem.”

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And the more sex you have, the better your sex will be.

“Having sex will make sex better and will improve your libido,” says Dr. Lauren Streicher, an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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Have trouble controlling your bladder? You’ll probably need to strengthen your pelvic floor to avoid incontinence. Sex is one way to help you do that since it exercises your pelvic floor muscles as your orgasms contract these muscles.

Studies suggest that sex can also work to lower your systolic blood pressure.

Sex is also great for heart health since it raises your heart rate and balances estrogen and testosterone levels. Men who reported having sex at least twice a week were half as likely to die from heart disease compared with men who rarely have sex.

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If you’re looking to work out more to stay fit, sex can help with that too!

“Sex is a really great form of exercise,” Dr. Joseph Pinzone, CEO and medical director of Amai Wellness says.

It is estimated that sex burns about five calories per minute, boosts your heart rate, and utilizes several muscles.

“Like with exercise, consistency helps maximize the benefits.”

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Suffering from pain? Try having sex before popping those pain pills.

Sex reportedly releases hormones that raise your pain threshold.

“Orgasm can block pain,” says Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD, a distinguished service professor at Rutgers. “We’ve found that vaginal stimulation can block chronic back and leg pain, and many women have told us that genital self-stimulation can reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and in some cases even headache.”

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Ejaculation has also been linked to warding off prostate cancer. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that men who ejaculate as least 21 times a month were less likely to get prostate cancer.

Sex might also be the answer to a good night’s sleep.

“After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness,” Dr. Sheenie Ambardar, a psychiatrist in West Hollywood, California, says.

So, now you have a lot more reasons to get busy in the bedroom. Learn more about the healing powers of sex in the video below.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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