In some climates, sex is not an open discussion; however, between partners, it should be an open discussion.
Do you want a radiant complexion? Want to improve your mood and reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and other health hazards? The answers are on the sheet with your spouse.
According to Sandra Caron, a sex therapist and professor of family relations and human sexuality in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine in Orono, there have been many studies that describe the health benefits of sex, most of which are related to achieving orgasm.
Here are six benefits associated with having intercourse with your partner according to Everydayhealth.com.
Improved heart health
Like any physical activity, healthy sex is good for the heart.
A study published in January 2015 in the American Journal of Cardiology found that men who had sex twice a week or more had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease such as stroke or heart attack than those who had sex once a month or less.
For those who are concerned that the strain of sex is a threat to the heart, the American Heart Association’s Scientific Statement on Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease says that having sex is safe for people who can exercise safely. heart rates in the range of three to three. five metabolic equivalents (MET).
METs are a measure of energy (calories) expended during activity. Exercising with three METs is roughly the same as walking at a moderate pace, while five METs are like a low-impact aerobic workout.
Having sex can actually be considered a pretty good form of exercise. A small study published in October 2013 in the journal PLoS One showed that men burned an average of four calories per minute during sex sessions that averaged 25 minutes, and women burned three calories. That’s a lot more fun than working hard on a treadmill.
Relieves pain from menstrual cramps.
Just looking at your partner, or even a photo of your partner, can help ease the pain.
In another study published in PLoS One that was conducted at Stanford University in California, anesthesiologists showed participants photos of their romantic partners or photos of attractive strangers or asked them to participate in a word game. They found that looking at romantic partners significantly blunted the experience of pain.
So even though you may think of pain as a barrier to sex, consider this a sexual benefit worth the time and effort – take a moment to really look at your lover.
Other studies have found that women can get some relief from menstrual cramps through a good orgasm.
Possible reduced risk of prostate cancer
A study published in December 2016 in the journal ‘European Urology’ found that men who ejaculate more than 21 times a month were 20% less likely to develop prostate cancer, compared with those who do so four to seven Times a month.
While more research is needed to confirm this link, it appears that men who ejaculate regularly can lower their risk of prostate cancer.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, orgasms release the hormone prolactin, which can help you feel sleepy and relaxed. So don’t be too surprised if you and your partner fall asleep shortly after a satisfying session and wake up feeling refreshed.
This suspension connection also works in reverse. According to a study published in May 2015 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, getting enough sleep can improve your sexual response and may increase the chances that you will have regular sex.
The researchers found that when women slept for longer periods of time, they reported increased sexual desire the next day.
Happier mood and stronger relationship
It’s no wonder you have a more positive outlook after sex. There are biochemical rationales for experiencing improved mood as a sexual benefit from neurotransmitters that can be released during healthy sexual intercourse to mood enhancers contained in the semen itself.
According to Dr. Caron, there’s a lot to be said simply about the mood-boosting effect of having a good connection with someone you trust and care about.
Additionally, your playful play can result in a severe glare which, in turn, can help you bond better with your partner, according to a report published in March 2017 in the journal Psychological Science.
The study, which examined newlywed couples who kept a two-week sex diary, found that the couples were satisfied for a full 48 hours after sexual activity.
Those lucky enough to experience this glow continued to report more happiness in their relationship several months later.
Radiant, younger-looking skin
That legendary “day after” glow? It is not just your imagination; you really look better after having sex.
“Sex even helps you look younger,” says Caron. That glow can be attributed to a combination of stress relief, improved mood, and red blood under the skin, which is a natural part of the arousal process. Enjoying a healthy sex life is one of life’s great pleasures. Knowing about intimacy could be a blessing to your long-term health, as well as making it that much more enjoyable.