As well as putting a spring in your step, having sex can also improve your health
It increases immunity
People who have sex have higher levels of antibodies that protect against germs, viruses and other intruders. A study found that students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of antibodies than those who had less sex.
Sex boosts bladder control
A strong pelvic floor is crucial for avoiding incontinence, which is common in women as they get older. Sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When a woman orgasms, the muscles contract, strengthening them.
It improves sleep
A burst of energy and a dose of relaxing hormones is guaranteed to aid slumber. And after an orgasm the body produces the hormone prolactin. Levels of this hormone are higher when we are asleep, so producing this hormone will make us more likely to nod off.
It lessens pain
The hormone oxytocin is released during sex and can actually raise your pain threshold. A study showed that orgasms can relieve migraine pain and cluster headaches. While increased blood flow to the uterus during sex can relieve menstrual cramps.
Sex relieves stress
Oxytocin is also your body’s feel-good hormone. So getting under the sheets with your partner can help the body relax and promote a feeling of well-being.