is not only associated with the feel good factor while
actually experiencing it but it also is associated with
living healthy, feeling active, slowing aging and living
longer. Sex has many benefits. The following is a brief
exploration of the benefits of having sex on a regular
Sex is a form of physical exercise. Sex three times
a week burns lots of calories, and if maintained throughout
the year, is equivalent to jogging 75 miles. Sexual
intercourse burns approximately 150 calories per half
hour - about the same as running 15 minutes on a treadmill
or playing a spirited game of squash.
Sex helps increase the blood flow to your brain and
to all other organs of your body. Increased heart rate
and deep breathing accounts for the improvement in circulation.
As fresh blood supply arrives, your cells, organs and
muscles are saturated with fresh oxygen and hormones,
and as the used blood is removed, you also remove waste
products that cause fatigue and even illness.
Sex balances out the good cholesterol to bad cholesterol
ratio, and at the same time reduces the overall cholesterol
count in the body.
During making love, the hormone oxytocin is secreted
in your body which in turn causes the release of endorphins,
which act as a powerful analgesic, elevating the pain
and helping to relieve the aches of conditions like
arthritis, whiplash and headaches. Thus if you have
a headache, have sex rather than an abstaining from
of the prostate gland:
Prostate gland-related disorders are known to be caused
by or become worsened as a result of the secretions
from the gland. Regular sexual activity eliminates these
harmful secretions. However, a sudden change in the
frequency of sex can also cause prostate-related disorders.
The satisfaction and the relaxation after sex are beneficial
for the mind and the circulatory system. People having
frequent sex often report that they handle stress better.
Many indicate that they sleep more deeply and restfully
after satisfying lovemaking.
Testosterone and Estrogen:
Regular sexual activity boosts testosterone and estrogen
levels in both men and women. Besides boosting your
libido testosterone fortifies bones and muscles. Some
physicians suggest that testosterone keeps hearts healthy
and good cholesterol high. Testosterone is what makes
the sex drive in men and women more aggressive. It makes
you want to have sex, pursue sex, initiate sex and perhaps
dominate the lovemaking. Sex increases women's estrogen
levels keeping vaginal tissues suppler and also protecting
against heart disease. It is estrogen that makes a woman
sexually receptive and responsive to a man's approach.
Longer, Stay Younger:
During sex, the hormone DHEA is secreted throughout
the body. This promotes sexual excitement. According
to studies DHEA may be the most powerful chemical in
our personal world. It helps balance the immune system,
improves cognition, promotes bone growth, and maintains
and repairs tissues, keeping your skin healthy and supple.
It may also contribute to cardiovascular health and
even function as antidepressant.
frequent colds and flu:
Studies suggest that individuals who have sex once or
twice a week show 30 percent higher levels of an antibody
called immunoglobulin A, which is known to boost the