11 Health Benefits Of Sex

We all know how good sex can make us feel for the most part, and it has often been associated with stress relief and cardiovascular health. However, there are there are also many other, smaller-scale health benefits that are believed to come from the neurotransmitters released during the deed. Now, before you go jumping into bed for health's sake, there is one important point you should understand. "When you say, does sexual activity improve health? You have to realize that healthier people tend to have more sex," says Dr. Mohit Khera, an associate professor of urology at Baylor College of Medicine. Exercise makes us healthier - so there is just one more reason to HIIT it with bodyrockers! Many medical professionals actually look at a man's down-there function as an indicator of his overall health, especially his cardiovascular health. So, there is a bit of uncertainty regarding whether sex makes men healthier or if men who are having a lot of sex already possess the supposed health benefits. Here are 11 other health benefits of sex:
Relationships

Relationships

Fertility

Fertility

Long Life

Long Life

Sleep

Sleep

Looks

Looks

Reducing Pain

Reducing Pain

Positive Feelings

Positive Feelings

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Heart Health

Heart Health

Stress

Stress

Depression

Depression

1. It can improve your relationship: A healthy sex life can provide both partners with enhanced relaxation, a self-esteem boost, and more intimate feelings toward each other. All of those can add up to a stronger and more supportive relationship, which confers significant health benefits all its own. 2. Fertility: Having more sex gives you a better chance of getting pregnant. 3. Longevity: A 1997 study from Australia found that men who had sex frequently – 2 times a week or more – were 50 percent less likely to die from any cause than men who had it less than once a month. 4. Sleep: It improves the quality of your Z's. This may be partially due to oxytocin, which can reduce stress, leading to relaxation and sleepiness. A hormone called prolactin is generally highest when we're asleep but it also surges during orgasm and may add to the desire to drift off. 5. Looks: Since attraction is often the precursor to sex, it makes sense that sex can also make you more attractive. Post-coitus, your skin may glow from the increased circulation of oxygen and the stress reduction can help reduce acne. 6.  Reduces Pain: Oxytocin can do more than make you feel attached to your partner. It may have additional benefits in the pain relief department (it's one of the hormones released during labor, after all). 7. Positive Feelings: Oxytocin is associated with love because it's released during activities like hugging, touching, and orgasm. In these situations, oxytocin can help foster feelings of attachment. Afterwards, feelings may linger but the oxytocin quickly dwindles. 8. Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer: There are plenty of studies that have linked having lots of sex with a reduction in prostate cancer. 9. Better Heart Health: Sex is often associated with heart health because the blood vessels in the penis are the smallest in the body. That means trouble below the belt can hint at bigger cardiovascular issues. 10. Stress Reliever: Sex is a one of the best ways to calm yourself because it combines many different activities that have been linked to stress reduction. These include deep breathing, physical activity, and touch. The partner makes all the difference. Studies have shown that people who have had sex with a partner maintain steadier heart rates during stressful situations that occur as much as two weeks later. These people also bounce back faster than abstainers after being stressed. Neither of those advantages are seen with masturbation. 11. Helps with depression: Sexual activity causes the release of the serotonin, commonly called the "happiness hormone" because it regulates our mood. Not that many of you needed any reasons for a great sex life, but it's nice to know some of the other benefits as well. Reposted from: http://www.mensjournal.com/expert-advice/the-health-benefits-of-sex-20140220#ixzz3VyjAVeqM   

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