(MEDICINENET) The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex also reduces anxiety and boosts your overall health.
How would you like a stronger immune system or better sleep? Action between the sheets can help you get all of this and more.
- Sex Means Fewer Colds & A Boost To Your Immune System
More sex equals fewer sick days. Sex boosts your body’s ability to make protective antibodies against bacteria, viruses, and other germs that cause common illnesses.
- Sex Boosts Your Libido
The best antidote for a waning libido is to have sex! Having sex actually boosts desire to have more. Sex boosts lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity of tissues, all of which make for better, more pleasurable sex and heightened libido.
- Sex Improves Women’s Bladder Control
Urinary incontinence affects about 30% of women at some point in life. Having regular orgasms works a woman’s pelvic floor muscles, strengthening and toning them.
- Sex Lowers Your Blood Pressure
Millions of people who suffer from high blood pressure. Sex can help you lower it. Studies document a link between intercourse and lower systolic blood pressure, the first number that appears on a blood pressure test.That’s good news for individuals looking for an easy way to get blood pressure into a healthy range. Sex sessions cannot replace blood-pressure lowering drugs to control high blood pressure, but they may be a useful addition.
- Sex Counts as Exercise
Like other kinds of physical activity, sex burns calories. Regular sex cannot replace sessions at the gym, but a having an active, healthy sex life is a nice way to get some extra physical activity.