Sex Is Good For You! Here’s Why

We all love having sex. Sex is a hell of a lot of fun with the right person, but we are often made to feel like we shouldn’t be enjoying it so much. People still feel like sex is a bad thing to enjoy, and that it cannot possibly be good for you. Well it turns out that regular sex is good for you!

Beautiful young couple is looking at each other and smiling while having sex on bed

Let’s be honest – we don’t need any excuses to have more sex in our lives… but when science gives them to us who are we to argue? It turns out that there are many benefits to having sex, and it isn’t just your relationship that is helped by it. So how good is it?

A happy immune system

Most of us have had it drilled into us that we need to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables each day in order to stay healthy. It’s tough enough some days, but recently we have been told that ten a day might actually be what we need.

Not a fan of putting more greens into your diet? Don’t worry, as it seems that sex can actually help you to stay healthy. It turns out that people who are sexually active tend to take fewer sick days than others, as sex helps to keep their immune system happy.

They have higher levels of the things that defend your body from infestions, germs, and viruses. So if you have been feeling a little under the weather, you might simply need to have a good session in the sheets instead of reaching for the broccoli.

Broccoli might not be as good for your immune system as sex
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Fight blood pressure

Stress is, unfortunately, a part of life. If you have a tough job you might find that you get more worked up and tense over things and that it is difficult to let go of it. This is bad not only for your mental health, but also your physical. It can cause high blood pressure, which in turn could leave to complications such as strokes or heart attacks.

If you struggle with high blood pressure, sex might be the perfect solution for you. Yes, really. Turns out that having sex can actually help to lower your blood pressure.

There have been a number of studies done over the years to test this, with many of them finding that having sex (not simply jerking off) can help to lower your systolic blood pressure. Your systolic blood pressure is the first number which appears on blood pressure tests, so it is definitely a step in the right direction!

Struggle with high blood pressure? Have more sex
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The best kind of pain relief

One of the oldest excuses for not having sex is “I have a headache”. If someone is not in the mood for sex, it should be easy enough to simply say “I don’t feel up to it”, but people will immediately reach for the headache excuse. Sometimes it is true though, and we are in pain. When we’re in pain, sex is often the last thing on our minds.

Studies have suggested that this should not be the case. Instead we should be putting down the usual pain relief and jumping into bed instead… whether it is for some alone time or time with our partner.

Why? Well, it turns out that having an orgasm actually blocks pain. When you orgasm, your body releases a hormone which raising your pain threshold, and so that headache doesn’t seem that much of a problem. This is why having period sex is a great idea, because sex can help with her cramps.

When everything hurts and you feel like you're dying, sex can help
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Exercise and sleep

Most people don’t like going to the gym. We do it because it is necessary, and it leaves us longing for some chocolate or a beer as a reward. Well it turns out that sex totally counts as exercise. Okay, it might not be as intense as your personal training session, but you will still burn some calories. There are even websites where you can find out just how many calories you have burnt while fucking, if you are really curious.

You’ll also know that you tend to sleep better after a workout. Sex is no different. How many people fall asleep immediately after sex? Well, it turns out that it isn’t just because we have done a little exercise.

When you have an orgasm, your body releases the hormone prolactin. Prolactin is responsible for sleepiness and relaxation, which is why we tend to nod off after a hot sex session. Combine this hormone with some intense positions and you are pretty much guaranteed a fantastic night of sleep.

Sex might not be the most intense exercise, but it still has benefits!
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Sex is so good

So it turns out that sex isn’t just fun, but it is also good for you. There are so many different benefits to having sex, and we have listed just a few of them above.

Which is your favourite? Are there some other important ones you think we should share? You can tell us all about them by leaving a comment in the box below, so what are you waiting for?

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Lara Mills

Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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