Mainly the sex is referred to as penile-vaginal intercourse. It is a part of life. In addition to reproduction, sex is linked to pleasure and intimacy. It offers many health, physical, intellectual, emotional, psychological, and social benefits in one’s life. In younger men and women, it is good cardiovascular exercise. The several benefits that one can get from sex involve burning calories, strengthening muscles, strong immune system, better sleep, pain relief, giving one’s a glow, production of love and happy hormones, lower blood pressure, increase heart health, increase libido, and reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, and hypertension. In addition to penile-vaginal intercourse, there are other ways of sex used to get relax and feel the pleasure that involves masturbation, anal intercourse, and oral sex. These ways may cause stress relief, feel pleasure and enjoyment.

Sex increases the production of oxytocin, which is referred the love hormone. During sex, this hormone is released by the brain which is followed by the release of endorphins. Endorphins are natural pain-killing hormones and soothe nerve impulses that are involved in joint pain, menstrual cramps, and migraines. The oxytocin hormone helps us to form strong emotional bonds. In a study, by Beverly Whipple, an outgoing professor at Rutgers University and a renowned sex therapist, he says that when women have an orgasm, pain tolerance limit and pain detection threshold increase dramatically, to 74.6 percent and 106.7 percent, respectively.

Sex is responsible for the improvement of the immune system. During intimacy, endorphins are released. These have been found to stimulate the cells of the immune system that fight against the disease. It has been found that people who have sex more often, who report it once or twice a week, have more immunoglobin A in their system than others who do not. Immunoglobulin A is a type of antibody that helps protect us from infections. This antibody lives in the mucosal tissue, such as the vaginal tissue, salivary glands, and nose. Yvonne K. Fulbright, who is a Ph.D. sexual health expert says,

“Sexually active people take fewer sick days.”

The other major benefit of sex is strong relationship building, intimacy, love, happiness, and stress relief. It leads to better sleep because of the combination of the action of hormones oxytocin and endorphins. Better sleep leads to feeling more well-rested, a longer lifespan, and having more energy during the day.

Good and safe sex lessens the pain so, before you reach for an aspirin, first try for an orgasm. It releases a particular hormone that helps raise your pain tolerance threshold. Barry R. Komisaruk who is Ph.D. and a distinguished service professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey says,

“Orgasm can block pain,”

There is also a trick-like stimulation without orgasm. Komisaruk says,

“Vaginal stimulation can block the pain of back and leg, and many women have told that genital self-stimulation can mediate the pain of pain arthritis, headaches, and menstruation.”

Sex prevents several diseases if it involves couples, penile-vaginal intercourse, and is practiced properly and safely. It is good for your heart and lowers the risk of a heart attack in younger men and women. It has been suggested that high-frequency sex is positively related to the recent risk of cardiac events in men but not women, and good sexual quality appears to protect women but not men from heart risk in later life. It helps keep balance in your testosterone and estrogen levels. In a study, it was estimated that men who had sex at least twice a week were a greater chance to die due to heart disease as compared to men who had sex rarely. It also lowers the risk of prostate cancer. In a study, it was estimated that men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month had less chance to get prostate cancer.

penile-vaginal intercourse lowers blood pressure. One landmark study found that having sex lowers blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure can affect both libido and a man’s ability to achieve and maintain an erection. Several individuals who have high blood pressure have safety concerns when it comes to sexual intercourse while it is always essential to talk to a doctor, it is usually safe for people with high blood pressure to have sex. Besides, penile-vaginal intercourse improves women’s bladder control. To avoid incontinence, a strong pelvic floor is important. It affects about 30% of women at some point in their lives. Good sex is like exercising the lower pelvic muscles. When someone has an orgasm, it causes congestion in those muscles, which in turn strengthens it.

Sex is a form of exercise. It would not replace the treadmill, but it counts for something. It uses four more calories than watching TV that is about five calories per minute. It gives a one to two punch and bumps up against someone’s heart rate and uses several muscles.


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