We all know sex is a great stress reliever, but did you know it can also have some pretty awesome physical health benefits? From boosting your immune system to improving cardiovascular health, having more sex could be the secret to feeling your best from the inside out. It’s time to ditch the notion that sex is just a minor matter and embrace it as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. So, let’s dive into some of the lesser-known ways that getting intimate can keep your body in top shape.
Communicate for a better sex life
Having a healthy sex life means having open and honest communication with your partner about what you both want and need in the bedroom. It doesn’t matter if you have sex once a day or once a month, or if you prefer to enjoy it solo or with a partner. The key is to find what works best for you and your partner and to make sure that it brings you both joy and fulfillment.
Ready to spice things up? What are you waiting for? Embrace the power of sex and live a happier, healthier life!
Sex as a Way to Lose Weight
Did you know that getting frisky between the sheets can actually help you shed a few pounds? That’s right! While it’s not a substitute for a good workout or a healthy diet, sex can burn some serious calories.
A study from 2013 found that heterosexual couples in their early 20s burned an average of 69 to 100 calories during a sexual session, which is about the same as running for 10 minutes on a treadmill. However, the number of calories burned can vary depending on how intense and long your sexual activity is.
When it comes to shedding pounds, men tend to burn more calories than women. One study found that men burned an average of 101 calories during a 30-minute sexual session, while women burned around 69.1 calories. Of course, it all depends on the position and level of activity involved.
So, if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy working out or simply doesn’t have the time, why not switch things up and incorporate sex into your weight loss journey? Just remember, the more positions and effort you put into it, the more calories you’ll burn. And, who knows, you might even have a little more fun!
At the end of the day, the key to successful weight loss through sex is to be active and keep switching things up. If you and your partner both take the initiative and try out different positions, you’ll be able to maximize the calorie-burning potential of your intimate moments. And, according to the formula developed by Antoni Karalis, (time of intercourse) * 3.1, the results can be pretty impressive.
Intimacy Boosts Immunity
Ready to add another benefit to your already long list of reasons to enjoy some sex? How about a boost to your immune system? A small study from 2018 found that women who were sexually active had higher levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA, an important antibody that helps protect the body against pathogens and plays a crucial role in fighting off infections) in their saliva compared to sexually inactive women.
It’s important to have healthy levels of IgA because a deficiency can increase your risk of respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia and bronchitis, as well as infections of the sinuses, ears, and eyes. While this study suggests a potential link between sex and immune function, more research is needed to solidify these findings.
One possible explanation for this increased production of IgA during sex is an evolutionary mechanism. Our ancestors lived in conditions that were less sterile than the ones we’re used to today and were often exposed to various pathogens, including sexually transmitted infections. To combat these effectively, our bodies may have developed mechanisms to boost the production of IgA during sexual activity. However, this is just one theory and more research is needed.
And it’s not just sex that can benefit your immune system – even self-love through masturbation can have a positive impact.
It’s important to keep in mind that even an active sex life won’t make your immune system strong enough to fend off serious diseases, including sexually transmitted infections. This is where common sense comes in – using protection, like condoms, can significantly reduce your risk of getting infected. So, if you enjoy casual sexual encounters, it’s wise to take steps to protect yourself.
Low blood pressure and no heart disease
Sex is a natural way to lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease. This is because sex has several benefits that can positively impact your cardiovascular health. Here’s a closer look:
- Increases heart rate: When you have sex, your heart rate increases and over time, it helps the heart pump blood through the body more efficiently, leading to lower blood pressure.
- Decreases stress: Sex releases chemicals like oxytocin and prolactin that lower stress and anxiety levels, which can help lower your blood pressure.
- Good for cardiovascular health: Studies show that men who have sex once a month or less are 45% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than men who have sex twice a week or more. This is because sex reduces the levels of the hormone cortisol, which can take a toll on your heart and blood pressure.
- Positive effect on the circulatory system: Regular sex can help regulate the heart’s work and improve the circulatory system, which translates into the regulation of blood pressure. Scientists have found that this is a long-term effect, with women feeling it after hugging and men needing closer contact.
- Better lung ventilation: During sex, you breathe faster and deeper, which leads to better lung ventilation and better oxygenation of the body. This helps improve the removal of toxins, the work of the brain, and metabolism.
In conclusion, sex has several benefits that can positively impact your cardiovascular health. So why not have a fun time in the bedroom while taking care of your heart at the same time?
Strengthens pelvic floor muscles in women
Have you ever heard of the pelvic floor muscles? They’re located in the lower part of the pelvis and play a crucial role in supporting the pelvic organs and helping with bladder control, incontinence, and vaginal pain.
And guess what? Regular sex can actually help strengthen those muscles! It’s like hitting two birds with one stone – you get to have a good time and simultaneously improve your health.
For women, this benefit is particularly important. As we age, the pelvic floor muscles can become weaker, leading to issues like urinary incontinence and vaginal pain. That’s why it’s never too early to start working on keeping those muscles in tip-top shape.
But how exactly does sex help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles? During intercourse, those muscles contract and relax, just like any other muscle in the body. So, with each session, you’re giving those muscles a workout, helping to keep them strong and healthy.
And here’s some bonus info for you – stronger pelvic floor muscles may also help prevent UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections). So, not only are you getting the pleasure of sex, but you’re also working on preventing unpleasant health issues. It’s a win-win situation!
Sex and Prostate Cancer: The Connection
It’s always great to hear that engaging in sexual activity can have positive health benefits. For men, one of the potential benefits is a reduced risk of prostate cancer.
A study published in the British Journal of Urology International in 2010 found that men who engage in penile-vaginal intercourse more frequently had a lower risk of prostate cancer. Moreover, men who have 10 to 20 ejaculations a month have a reduced risk of prostate cancer compared to those who have fewer.
The researchers believe that this could be due to two main factors. Firstly, high levels of sex hormones present in men’s bodies reduce the risk of prostate diseases at a mature age. Secondly, frequent ejaculations can help clear the prostate gland of any toxins and substances that could be harmful.
Some scientists also believe that directly massaging the prostate gland can also promote better health and function. This can be achieved through the use of a finger or a specialized prostate massager, designed for both pleasure and health.
To sum up, engaging in regular sexual activity, including penile-vaginal intercourse and frequent ejaculations, can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer for men. Of course, it’s always important to talk to a healthcare provider to determine what’s best for your individual health needs and circumstances.
Healthy sex, happy life
The rush of endorphins and dopamine during sexual activity can do wonders for your mental health. It can help reduce stress, boost your mood, and increase libido. And that’s not all! Regular sex can also improve your physical health in many ways. It can burn calories, boost your immunity, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, and even relieve pain. Who would have thought that getting frisky in the bedroom could be so beneficial for your overall well-being?
In conclusion, it is clear that sex is not just a physical act but also a holistic experience that offers numerous benefits for your physical and mental well-being. From reducing stress, improving sleep, boosting mood, increasing libido, and relieving pain, to strengthening pelvic floor muscles, reducing the risk of prostate cancer, and burning calories, sex is a powerful tool for promoting overall health. So, don’t just see it as a source of pleasure, but also a means of nurturing your mind and body. Embrace this amazing gift of nature, communicate with your partner, and strive for a healthy and fulfilling sexual life.
Text by Anna Koliber,
- Author of “Faceless Lover” – erotic novel, available on Amazon