Most of us think that making love is a form of physical enjoyment and a great way to have a healthy relationship. But making love regularly can do more than make you feel closer to your partner. It can actually make you both physically healthier. Sexual activity benefits your body in many of the same ways as exercise, boosting heart health and immunity and lowering blood pressure. Going beyond the pleasure of making love, the health advantages to it are that it keeps you young, helps you live longer and much more. Read on to see how making love daily can benefit you.
1. Increases immunity
Making love just once or twice a week has been linked to having higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A or IgA. These antibodies can protect you from the common illness like cold and flu. One study found people who have more sex than once a week have 30 percent higher levels of IgA than those who abstain.
2. Boosts your fertility
Studies have found that the more often you make love, the better quality your sperm will be. Semen health was found to be best when sex had last occurred less than two days before the sperm was tested and was greatly decreased after 10 days of abstinence. Regular sex has also been found to help balance a woman’s hormones and regulate her periods, which can further boost chances of conceiving.
3. It burns calories
As we told you earlier, making love is a great form of exercise and helps your burn down calories. Studies have shown that making love on a regular basis is as good as lifting weights in the gym. Also, it involves muscular movement if the thighs, legs, arms, shoulders and lower abdomen which equals a total body workout.
4. It keeps you young
Apart from giving ultimate pleasure, an active romantic life makes couples live a happy and longer life. Studies suggest that regular lovemaking allows the release of endorphins and boosts the skin’s production of vitamin D, which in turn makes one look and feel younger. Also, people who remain active in bed, have 50% lower chances of dying for any medical reason.
5. Reduces stress
Making love regularly is a wonderful stress buster and can free you from the shackles of a busy life. Sexual intercourse releases endorphins; those feel-good chemicals that help reduce stress and make us feel great. Not only will having sex improve your mood, but a study has also proven that people, who indulge in regular bedroom activities, can handle stress better and are happier people.
6. It helps you get a night’s sleep
The sleep that you get just after you’ve made love, will be much more relaxed. The secretion of oxytocin during orgasm will help you into a goodnight’s sleep, and the benefits are well documented. Making love decreases stress, which makes worries disappear and allows you to fall into a deep sleep.
7. It helps fight disease
As we told you earlier, making love on a regular basis boosts your immunity and increases the level of immunoglobulin A or IgA. Apart from boosting immunity, a good session of lovemaking helps in combating a lot of diseases in both men and women. You will be surprised to know that making love reduces the risk of cancer, heart diseases, and common cold.
8. It relieves pain
Making love is a natural pain reducer. When you are about to have an orgasm, the level of the hormone oxytocin increases by five times. These endorphins actually reduce aches and pain. Research suggests that vaginal stimulation may lead to increased pain tolerance which in turn has the power to ease out pain during periods, arthritis and migraine.
9. It increases blood circulation
When you make love, your heart rate increases which supply fresh blood to your organs and cells. While used blood is removed, the body also expels toxins and other material that cause you to feel tired. Frequent sex also keeps your heart healthier. Studies have found that having sex three times a week could halve your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
10. It cuts the risk of prostate cancer
A research conducted at Nottingham University found that men who enjoy a regular sex in their 50s are at lower risk of developing prostate cancer. This is because sex removes the prostate of toxins that could linger and trigger cancerous changes. The link was first suggested after several studies showed that monks appeared to have a higher chance of developing prostate cancer.
Need another reason to grab your partner and hit the sheets?