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10 Great Health Benefits from Sex

Updated: Jul 22, 2021

Sure sex is fun and exciting, but it's also great for your health! Not just your physical health but your mental health, too. Here's a list of 10 great reasons you should be having more sex:

1. Relieves Stress

Sex releases endorphins that stimulate calmness and boost your mood, while reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

2. Creates Closeness

Sex builds intimacy and makes you feel more connected to your partner. Orgasms release oxytocin, often called the "love hormone", bringing on feelings of love and trust.

3. It's Great Exercise

It's exercise but way more fun! But don't just lay there, do some work and you can burn about 5 calories per minute while improving your cardio vascular health when you get your heart pumping.

4. Increases Libido

Having sex boosts desire. It also boosts vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity of vaginal tissues, which results in more pleasurable sex and an increased libido.

5. Relieves Pain

When you orgasm, it releases hormones that can help block pain signals, reducing pain from things like menstrual cramps and headaches. Even if you don't reach the "Big O", sex releases endorphins that can reduce pain.

6. Boosts Your Immune System

Sex increases your body's ability to make antibodies that fight against viruses, bacteria, and other germs. More sex = less colds.

7. Promotes Better Sleep

Orgasms boost levels of the hormone prolactin, which promotes feelings of relaxation and sleepiness. They also help release oxytocin which promotes relaxation.

8. Lowers blood pressure

Studies suggest that having sex lowers yours blood pressure. It's not a replacement for high blood pressure meds or your doctor's care plan by any means, but it's still a helpful addition to your regimen.

9. Women: Improves Bladder Control

When you have sex, you're working your pelvic floor muscles. Orgasms also strengthen those muscles by causing them to contract (our Remote Controlled Ball is perfect for strengthening those muscles, too). The stronger your pelvic muscles, the less risk of incontinence.

10. Men: May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

Studies have found that a high frequency of ejaculation may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.


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