Sex is Good For You!
WebMD notes that sex:
1. Reduces blood pressure
2. Boosts immunity
3. Burns calories
4. Improves cardiovascular health
5. Boosts self-esteem
6. Increases intimacy
7. Decreases pain
8. Reduces risk of prostate cancer
9. Prevents risks of incontinence
10. And improves sleep
Business Insider points out:
Researchers at Queens University in Belfast followed about 1,000 middle-aged men over 10 years and found that males with a high frequency of orgasms lived twice as long as those who did not experience pleasure.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
More sex means longer lives for men; women live longer when they are sexually satisfied.
One British study found that men who reported having three or more orgasms per week experienced 50% fewer heart attacks than those who engaged less frequently—perhaps because orgasm triggers the release of the hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which helps with circulation and arterial dilation.
Frequent sex may benefit men’s health another way: by boosting testosterone, which in turn is linked to stronger muscles, more energy and better cognition. [More information here.]
Several studies also suggest that having sex extends life in general. A study in the British Medical Journal found that men who had sex less than once per month were twice as likely to die in the next 10 years than those who had sex once per week. A 25-year study of 270 men and women aged 60 to 96 conducted at Duke University found that the more men had sex, the longer they lived. Women who said they enjoyed their sex lives lived seven to eight years longer than those who were indifferent.
Dr. Walter Gaman, co-author of “Stay Young: 10 Proven Steps to Ultimate Health” [says]
“Frequent sex causes the brain to release human growth hormone, which helps maintain youth.”
The Daily Mail notes:
Adults who make love first thing in the morning apparently not only feel more upbeat for the rest of the day, but also benefit from a stronger immune system.
Research suggests that adults who begin their day this way are healthier and happier than those who simply opt for a cup of tea and some toast before heading out of the door.
Not only does it make them less likely to catch a cold or flu, it can also improve the quality of their hair, skin, and nails.
A study at Queens University in Belfast found that having sex three times a week could halve the risk of heart attack or stroke.
And a study by the University of Amsterdam finds that sex makes you smarter and causes brain growth.
Some also claim that semen contains special chemical properties which – when shared – boost intelligence and mood. And see this. However, after the claim that fellatio reduces breast cancer was debunked, all claims about the benefits of oral sex should be taken with a grain of salt.