Sex – You Need To Do It More Often! #Benefits of #sex

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Original article by Sheri Stritof writing for About Relationships

When it comes to frequency of sex, the old adage of “just do it” is backed up by science. More and more studies show increased emotional and physical benefits from frequent safe sex. Did you know that sex can ease your headache?

According to therapist, Michele Weiner-Davis, “At first, many were understandably cautious about my Nike-style approach to their sex life; the ‘Just Do It’ advice ran counter to everything they had believed about how sexual desire unfolds … I could often see the relief on people’s faces when they learned that their lack of out-of-the-blue sexual urges didn’t necessarily signify a problem. It didn’t mean there was something wrong with them or that something was missing from their marriages. It just meant that they experienced desire differently.” From the book, The Sex-Starved Marriage: Boosting Your Marriage Libido, a Couple’s Guide

With this in mind, it’s good news to know that sex not only makes you feel good and improve intimacy with your partner, but, that it is actually good for your health.

This idea also has a reciprocal effect. Having more sex makes you healthier and being healthier makes you desire sex more. It’s all around good news! But if you are still not convinced, let’s look at what science has given us so far about the benefits of sex.

Emotional Benefits of Having Sex:

Increases level of commitment
Boosts self-esteem
Makes a person feel younger
Lowers the level of cortisol, a hormone that can trigger fatigue and cravings
Lowers feelings of insecurity
Keeps spouses connected emotionally
Helps to give people a more positive attitude
Makes a person more calm
Makes a person less irritable
Reduces depression
Relieves stress

Physical Benefits of Having Sex:

Reduces risk physical illness
Improves immunity
Reduces pain by increasing endorphins
It’s a form of exercise (it can help people achieve weight loss since about 200 calories are burned during 30 minutes of active sex
Less-frequent colds and flu
Vaginal tissue lubrication
Lower mortality rates
Reduced risk of prostate cancer
Offers pain relief, including pain from migraines and back pain
Improves posture
Gives a youthful glow
Reduced risk of heart disease
Helps prevent yeast infections
Lightens menstrual periods and cramps
Firms stomach and buttocks
Lowers blood pressure
Helps people sleep better
Improves digestion
Improved sense of smell
A therapeutic effect on immune system
Better bladder control
Healthier teeth
Increase DHEA makes your skin healthier
Improves fitness level
Increases circulation
Improves memory
Produces chemicals in the brain to stimulate the growth of new dendrites
Improves pelvic muscle tone
Boosts libido

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