Connection between sex and health, the amazing effects.
So I casually walk into the office after an all-nighter in the sack with my current lover and everyone compliments me –
Hey, did you change your hair?
Have you lost weight?
You are glowing, what’s up?
You are smokin’ today!
…and I didn’t even wear makeup! Obviously, I was stunned. I am pretty hot; I’ll admit but I rarely have people be so blunt about it. But a few months ago, they started this trend, and I didn’t stop them. And I honestly never connected the dots of their compliments and my sex life, at all.
As my sex life progressed and my partner and I continued seeing each other almost five days a week (and counting almost triple the orgasms, both ways), everyone at the office kept praising me for my looks. They were on and on about my glow, my posture, they kept saying I was oozing happiness and confidence. At that time, I hadn’t changed anything about my lifestyle (except getting myself a partner, right?) but the compliments kept coming, anyway.
It was a month into my relationship when I had my hair appointment; nervously flipping through the pages of a random magazine, waiting for the hair color to sit in, I stumbled upon an article exploring the connection between sex and health, placing accent on the amazing effect this rather pleasurable activity has on our overall being.
The text instantly caught my attention. Reading it, I gathered that sex:
Keeps the Immune System Humming
Having sex regularly defends your body against viruses, germs and other intruders. Researchers found that, compared to people who had sex less often, those who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of a certain antibody that protected their immune system from deteriorating.
Sex and intimacy can boost levels of happiness as well as your self-esteem. During sex, the body and mind are processing various emotions and sensations, and after you climax – you go into a state of relief, fulfilment and profound joy.
Lowers Your Blood Pressure
Sexual intercourse (not masturbation) is believed to lower systolic blood pressure and, following, lowers the risk of heart attack.
It is a known fact that being close to your partner soothes stress and anxiety; falling asleep next to someone we like or love considerably improves sleep quality and releases stress.
Hugging and gentle touching can release your body’s natural “feel-good hormone” while sexual arousal itself releases dopamine and serotonin, brain chemicals that rev up your brain’s pleasure and reward system.
If you’ve noticed that you’re sleepy after sex, there’s a reason for it. After an intercourse, prolactin – the hormone responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness – is released which is why you feel like falling asleep straight after having an orgasm.
Further, you will most likely be exhausted of the contractions and heavy breathing your body’s went through during sex which further contributes to you feeling tired.
Counts as Exercise
Sex is an amazing exercise! Sure, it won’t replace the treadmill, but it counts for something!
Per minute, sex uses about five calories which makes for four more calories than watching TV. Having sex bumps up your heart rate and uses various muscles, so – get busy! Naturally, consistency helps maximize the benefits, meaning – don’t be afraid to go crazy. You can even visit local adult store and buy your favorite toy for added pleasure and enjoy your best workout sessions ever!
Improves Women’s Bladder Control
A strong pelvic floor is very important for avoiding incontinence; about 30% of women are affected by it at some point in their lives and regular (and good sex) helps minimize the chances of catching it.
Sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles; an orgasm causes contractions in those muscles, strengthening them in the process.
This is when it came to me – it was all the sex I’ve been having recently that prompted my colleagues into paying me compliments. And I honestly have been feeling AMAZING. Who knew an orgasm (or several) was the key to looking great, being healthy and feeling amazing!