Sex Helps You Live Longer, Makes You Smarter, Improves Health and Prevents Depression

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.

Newsmax writes:

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.

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  • bubba

    Yeah, and I won’t…

  • Yes, sex is good if performed within marriage.

    However, a 2009 study, titled “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness”, conducted by professors Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers (University of Pennsylvania) for the Social Science Reserch Network (SSRN) – concludes that though American women are better off economically since 1970s – socially they feel more miserable than before.

  • Forest_GS

    That Gif at the bottom… is just wrong.

  • bobby

    does it count if you jack off a lot?

    • tommy

      well, it won’t increase intimacy :))))

  • JonahW (RMT)

    For benefits deriving just from orgasm, I don’t think it makes any difference whether you have sex with your spouse or your hand. Cardiovascular system gets a bit of work, ducts are flushed (helps prevent prostate cancer), and a massive flood of recharging hormones are released.

    For the gals, other studies show that hormonal benefits come from the presence of semen, in which case, sex specifically without a condom is what gives more benefit (read the research behind last year’s scandal, “Top surgeon forced to resign after comment that semen makes women happier“).

    But yet other hormones (e.g. oxytocin, the bonding hormone) are most stimulated by skin-to-skin contact, the more contact the better. Same principle behind some of the benefits of massage.

  • Ayurveda says: Sex once in a fortnight keeps healthy. ” The perfumed Garden”of Chiekh Nefzaoui reminds : The man goes for pleasure should not think of partner`s orgasm. Some ” professionals” point to Coolidge Effect. OMG! Which sex?

  • This is a very interesting article. With a number of researches and medical experts backing up the idea that sex is good for the overall wellbeing of a person, it makes one lift both eyebrows. Well, as they say, “If it feels good, then it might be right.” I just hope that such studies will not increase the rate of unwanted or teenage pregnancies. Thank you for sharing this relevant information.

    • Nadu

      Teenage pregnancies have less to do with the benefits of sex and all to do with factors with low self-esteem which are perpetuated by fatherless homes, neglect, and sexual abuse. If we want to reduce teen pregnancy, we’ve got to start with home.