Sex can actually be considered a form of exercise. In fact, some call it sexercise.
It’s been proven many times that sex provides benefits to a person’s health. And it’s not just two or three but many benefits.
Relieves stress. You may ask how can sex relieve stress? The act helps in lowering blood pressure, according to the findings of Scottish researchers. They found that those who had intercourse had a better response to stress than those who abstained and displayed other sexual behavior.
Boosts immunity. Scientists have discovered that people who engage in sex once or twice in a week had higher levels of immunoglobulin A which is an antibody. This particular antibody can actually protect humans from contracting colds and other infections.
Burns calories. Did you know that a half hour of sex can burn 85 calories? When you have regular sex and you sum the calories up, you can lose a significant amount of weight. Medical experts have confirmed that sex is a great form of exercise not just for the body but for the mind as well.
Improves the heart. Regular sex can actually improve the heart. Researchers have found that doing this intimate act at least twice or more every week can lower a person’s risk of heart attack by half compared to those who have sex only once a month.
Enhances self-esteem. When a person goes to bed with a partner he or she loves, the sexual act boosts one’s self confidence. Marriage therapists also said one reason people have sex is to improve their self esteem.
Alleviates pain. During sex, endorphins rise and the hormone oxytocin also increases. These two helps relieve pain related to headaches, arthritis and PMS.
Now that you know these benefits, you can enjoy sex and make sure to use a condom to avoid problems. Condoms are effective in protecting you from unwanted pregnancy and from getting infectious diseases.