Sex – pleasurable, relaxing and healthy

Sex should not only feel good, it can be good for you.

The healthy side effects of sex

Sex should not only feel good, it can also be good for you. Here are some of the health benefits that sex can offer.

Lower blood pressure
Any aerobic exercise is a good way to lower your blood pressure, and sex can be one of the best ways to do that, particularly for women. A woman’s orgasm stimulates the release of the hormone oxytocin, which has a direct effect on lowering blood pressure.

Lower risk of heart attack
Having sex is good for your heart. One study found that men who made love regularly (at least twice a week) were 45 per cent less likely to develop heart disease than those who had sex once a month or less. Sexual activity not only provides many of the same benefits to your heart as exercise but also keeps levels of estrogen and testosterone in balance, which is important for heart health.

Improved bladder control
A strong pelvic floor is important in avoiding incontinence, something that will affect about 30 per cent of women at some point in their lives. Good sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in those muscles, which strengthens them.

Stress relief
Sex releases serotonin, endorphins and phenyl-ethylamine, hormones that generate feelings of euphoria, pleasure and elation. Stress? What stress? Relieving stress relaxes the arteries in the body, again lowering high blood pressure.

Better sleep
After an orgasm the body releases a hormone called prolactin, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and happiness. This is one of the reasons you may fall asleep quickly after sex, and your sleep may be deeper and more relaxing.

Find out more at Web MD

Do you know any other healthy benefits of a good sex life? Why not share them? (Just keep it clean, please!)

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    mogo51
    20th Dec 2017
    9:55am
    It is also excellent in reducing the instances of headaches in females.
    Happy cyclist
    20th Dec 2017
    11:08am
    Young, slim, fit men with a sense of humour are also great for women's headaches.
    Tib
    20th Dec 2017
    12:45pm
    Happy cyclist it's ok married men don't care if women are overweight and ugly.
    outlander
    20th Dec 2017
    11:36am
    Pleasure and benefits..gimme more!

    20th Dec 2017
    12:05pm
    Sex? What's that? I've forgotten.
    Tib
    20th Dec 2017
    1:24pm
    Jim it's like a heart attack but with a better chance of recovery. :)
    Tib
    20th Dec 2017
    12:44pm
    Can't be that good for you it gives married women a headache. If a guy wants sex twice a week he has to be single.
    Tib
    20th Dec 2017
    1:31pm
    Ben nice try. :)

    20th Dec 2017
    1:59pm
    Has anyone noticed that Tib came 4 times between 12.44pm and and 1.31pm?
    Tib
    20th Dec 2017
    3:26pm
    Ha ha
    Hasbeen
    20th Dec 2017
    2:26pm
    I kept telling her all this but, in the words of the song,
    "She wouldn't believe me".

    Then my recently divorced mate tells me he is much more successful chasing sex around the street, than round a double bed.
    floss
    20th Dec 2017
    4:35pm
    Can I have that in writing.
    jonboy
    20th Dec 2017
    4:47pm
    Well I have a strong 'pelvic floor' and life is good evidently
    Marlin
    20th Dec 2017
    5:08pm
    Looks like all responses are from men, tongue in cheek!
    On a serious note though, many, many women are living in sexless marriages due to the fact that their husbands have had prostate cancer. Also some meds make men impotent. To compound these problems, if a man also suffers from a heart condition, it rules out the use of Viagara and similar meds. So, though mostly men are the first to complain about not having enough sex, spare a thought for the many, vibrant and healthy women who suffer silently for decades, mourning the loss of their sex life.
    Charlie
    20th Dec 2017
    5:52pm
    I take it that this is for people who still have sex.
    zeus
    20th Dec 2017
    7:50pm
    Sex...Hm, let me see...ah yes! It takes all night to do what you used to do all night! And by then you forget what it was you were trying to do anyway...Next subject please...
    froggy
    21st Dec 2017
    9:28am
    WOW..takes a PhD to work all that out!!..Sex is here to stay as the caveman said...come on.....
    Believer
    30th Dec 2017
    8:44pm
    Good regular sex may stop prostate cancer? Worth researching?


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