Orgasm is not the only benefit of sex, it is also good for your health. Apart from strengthening your bond with your partner, having sex will improve your immunity, reduce anxiety and improve your overall health. Read on to know more hidden benefits of sex.
“Having sex regularly can do more than make you feel closer to your partner—it can actually make you physically healthier.”
The mental and physical benefits of a healthy sex life extend far beyond your bedroom.
1. Reduces stress
Kissing and caressing release feel-good hormones, which will calm you down. And having sex releases chemical that will ignite your brain’s pleasure brain and will definitely ease stress.
Your body will be flooded by the soothing hormone when you have an orgasm. It will boost your self-esteem and confidence. So, next time you have an interview, consider slipping between the sheets before heading out.
2. Gives your skin a glow
According to a study, those who were making out at least four times a week were looking seven to 12 years younger than their actual age. So, get busy with your partner to look young.
Sex releases hormones like estrogen and testosterone, which helps you to look young. The release of estrogen makes your hair shiny and skin soft. Women past their menopausal age have more wrinkles and dry skin as their estrogen level dips. Having sex will release the hormone, which is useful for them.
3. Lessen Pain
Sex can lessen pain.
Sexual stimulation (including masturbation) and orgasm can help keep pain at bay. Both activities can reduce pain sensation and increase your pain threshold.
Orgasms result in the release of hormones that can help block pain signals. Some women report that self-stimulation through masturbation can reduce symptoms of menstrual cramps, arthritis, and even headache.
4. Improve Sleep
Sex can improve your sleep.
Sex can help you sleep better. That’s because orgasm simulates the release of a hormone called prolactin, a natural sleep aide. Prolactin promotes feelings of relaxation and sleepiness. This is just one of the reasons you may notice that you have an easier time falling asleep after having sex.
5. Get Less Colds & Boost Your Immune System
Sex can help boost the immune system.
More sex equals fewer sick days. That’s what the results of studies comparing sexually active people to those who are not sexually active say.
Sex boosts your body’s ability to make protective antibodies against bacteria, viruses, and other germs that cause common illnesses. Of course, there’s more to cultivating a robust immune system than having a healthy sex life.
Eating right, exercising, getting adequate sleep, and keeping up to date with vaccinations all contribute to having strong and healthy defenses against contagious illnesses.