3 Health Benefits of Great Sex

“If doctors could prescribe sex, they would …

Living longer, looking better … great reasons to have a great relationship.

(TRACEY COX, NETDOCTOR)

Do you feel as if you’re too busy to ‘get busy’? It’s a common response, so here are a few health reasons to make time for sex.

1. Regular sex could make you look younger

Sex boosts the levels of a person’s anti-aging hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) – a key factor in keeping us young.

After orgasm, levels of DHEA in the blood rise to five times the normal level.

A study found that couples in their sixties still having regular sex looked between five and seven years younger than those no longer having sex.

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2. You could live longer

Regular sex (at least twice a week) has been linked to an increase of 3-8 years in a person’s lifespan.

A study found that the risk of dying in any one year was 50 per cent lower in men who had sex twice or more a week – even when other factors such as age, social class and smoking status were controlled for.

3. Sex boosts your immune system

Having sex once or twice a week raises the level of immunoglobulins (IgA) in the body, increasing protection against colds and flu.

Couples who have regular sex have 30% higher levels of IgA than abstainers. SEE THE FULL STORY AT NETDOCTOR. Also of interest: How exercise can improve your sex life

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