Kim GregoryComment

8 ways… having sex benefits your health

Kim GregoryComment
8 ways… having sex benefits your health
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Burns calories

Women burn, on average, 69.1 calories when they have sex for around 25 minutes. This number climbs higher still if you are on top, in a squat position or having an orgasm.  

 

Fights off illness

Regular sex boosts the immune system, fighting off common illnesses such as colds. It also helps to lower blood pressure and reduces your risk of heart attacks.

 

Stops incontinence

For women suffering from urinary incontinence, incorporating Kegel exercises into your sex life can improve bladder control.

 

Acts as a painkiller

Contracting genital muscles generate a feeling that can reduce the discomfort of menstrual cramps, headaches and joint pain.

 

Alleviates insomnia

After an orgasm, endorphins and the hormone prolactin are released, which relax the body and mind to promote sleep.

 

Aids mental health

Skin-to-skin contact releases oxytocin, which is also known as the ‘cuddle hormone’. This can reduce anxiety and stress.

 

Prevents wrinkles

Those who have healthy sex lives can look up to seven years younger. This is partly due to the production of human growth hormones, which promote skin elasticity. 

 

Makes you brainier

Sexually active older adults perform better in verbal and visual tests, due to the release of oxytocin and dopamine.