Having sex is not only extremely fun, research has shown that it can benefit our health in many ways. This is not just true for our sexual health, but for the health of our heart, our brain and in other ways which are vital to our health. Here’s why you and your partner should be having regular sex.
1. Fertility Booster
Studies have shown that men who have regular sex have increased sperm quality, which makes absolute sense when we examine some of the biology behind sperm production. The longer the sperm reside in the body, the older they get, and the greater the chance is that they degrade.
This in turn lowers the quality of the sperm, however regular ejaculation keeps the average age of the sperm on the younger side, improving the overall quality. You should be having sex minimally one time per week to be as fertile as possible.
2. Improves Immunity
One of the ways in which the body fights disease is through the use of antibodies, which are proteins produced by the blood which bind to bacteria, viruses and other invaders of the body. Having sex at least twice a week has shown to raise the body’s levels of Immunoglobulin A, which helps to fight diseases which invade the body by penetrating through mucus membranes.
3. Increases Testosterone Production
Sex can also help to increase your testosterone levels, which is contrary to the believe many men have that having sex will actually decrease these levels. Having sex is able to increase a man’s testosterone because having sex triggers the release of the hormone DHEA from our adrenal glands. This hormone is a precursor in making testosterone, which can be increased through regular sex.
4. Can Reduce Incontinence
Incontinence is the problem where a man can lose control over the flow of his urine. As a man ages his prostate size will increase as well, making this problem worse. One way to reduce this problem is to strengthen the supporting pelvic floor muscles, which can be achieved by exercising and having more sex.
5. Prevent Heart Attacks
Having regular sex in and of itself isn’t necessarily going to prevent you from having a heart attack, but it is a great way to help you detect problems before they get to that point. This is because the blood vessels which supply the tissues in the penis which allow for erections are much smaller in diameter compared to arteries which branch out from the heart.
If you begin to have problems getting it up, it is an early indication that your blood vessels are clogged or damaged in some way. Having regular sex is a great way to identify this problem in its early stage then if you were abstinent.
6. Makes You More Desirable
Having sex triggers the release of a variety of pheromones, which essentially act like hormones outside of the body. These chemicals are not only used by humans, but other animals as well to attract mates. Think of this as your own natural cologne, and the more you have sex the more potent your scent becomes.
7. Lowers Blood Pressure
Sex has been long known for its ability as a stress reliever, which can be an effective tool to help both men and women to lower their blood pressure. This will have an effect on your weight as well, as a reduction in stress means a reduction in cortisol production. Cortisol is one of the hormones the body produces in response to stress, and also encourages the accumulation of fat.
8. Cures Headaches
Having more sex can reduce the intensity and frequency of your headaches in two major ways. First, as we mentioned prior, having sex can reduce blood pressure. This reduces the pressure and exertion the blood vessels within the brain, reducing pain.
The second benefit here is that sex triggers the release of endorphins, otherwise known as the “feel good” hormones. These hormones can reduce our sensations of pain, and are another excellent fighter against headaches.
9. Improves Sleep Quality
If you’re one of the many people who suffer from insomnia, there may be an extremely simple solution: having more sex. The hormone oxytocin is another one which is released during sex, and one which also helps us doze off quickly. This is the reason why many of us crave a good nap after sex.
10. Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer
Prostate health should not just be a concern for older men, it should be a concern for men of all ages. While the health of the prostate does decline as we age making older men more prone to problems, other issues including not having regular sex can hurt our prostate health as well.
Older men tend to have less sex as they age, however research has shown that they should be doing the opposite. Sex helps to expel seminal fluid out of the prostate, which can help to reduce the buildup of toxins in the area. This has shown to reduce the chances of getting cancer even in men as old as 80, so make sure to have sex more often as you get older.