20 REASONS TO HAVE SEX
After reading this article you’ll realize that sexual activity is comparable to a sport, better than a drug, but more fulfilling and without side effects. One of the latest scientific studies on sex, led by Barry Komisaruk (University of New Jersey), who for ten years has been studying how neurons affect pleasure, says that an orgasm works better than a sudoku or other mental exercises, avoiding their degradation.
In the light of the findings conducted to date, it seems that sex is the panacea for many ailments, especially those due to aging, from the immune system to the heart, from the skin to the bone, and… up your mood!
And, in light of all these researches, old and new, in the points listed below you find 20 good reasons not to give up sex, and indeed to have it more frequently.
1 . ENHANCES FERTILITY
One more intense sexual activity improves the quality of male sperm. Similarly, sex also regulates female hormones, increasing the chance of conceiving.
2 . FIGHTING THE COLD
Having sex a couple of times a week increases 30% the levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that protects against infections.
3 . KEEPING YOUNG
According to a study by David Weeks of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, men and women, with an active sex life, look from 5 to 7 years younger than their biological age.
4 . A NATURAL LIFTING
Sex increases the production of estrogen, a hormone that helps to keep the skin young. Hormone that unfortunately decreases after menopause.
5 . IMPROVE FITNESS
Sexual activity increases 5 times the levels of the natural hormone DHEA, which is considered the hormone of youth.
6 . LIFE EXPECTANCY
An Australian research suggests that three orgasms a week reduces mortality more than in people having one orgasm a week.
7 . MITIGATE THE PAIN
In many women, sexual activity reduces muscle tension of the uterus, relieving pain due to the menstrual cycle.
8 . LOWER THE PRESSURE
As in any sport or physical activity, even sex fights hypertension in both sexes.
9 . PREVENTS HEART ATTACK
A regular sexual activity (three times a week according to the Queen’s University of Belfast), remove cardiovascular problems and prevents stroke. Another Israeli study indicates that in women more sexually active the risks of myocardial decrease by 30%.
10. INCREASES THE SEDUCTION
The frequent sexual activity promotes the production of pheromones, chemicals that, like in animals, help to attract a partner.
11. CONTRASTING TO DEPRESSION
Similarly to the sport, sexual activity causes the release of endorphins and serotonin, neurotransmitter and hormone that have to do with pleasure and satisfaction.
12. BOOSTS THE SELF-ESTEEM
One University of Texas study shows that one of the psychological benefits of sex is to increase people self-confidence.
13. REDUCES THE INCONTINENCE
Sexual activity strengthens the muscles of the pelvic floor (urinary-genital area). Typically, these muscles relax with age and after menopause.
14. PREVENTS HEADCAHE
Sex also has an analgesic effect due to increased levels of oxytocin. The same hormone that helps to decrease the pain of childbirth.
15. FIGHTS INSOMNIA
Oxytocin, released during and after sex, gives a relaxing effect helping to sleep.
16. STRENGTHEN BONES
The increase of estrogen, resulting from a regular sexual activity, helps to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
17. PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER
A constant sexual activity after age 50, it decreases the risk of prostate cancer.
18. IMPROVES MOOD
According to dr. Debby Herbenick, sex in the morning does improve mood during the whole day.
A study of “Psychological Journal” states that sexual activity causes the decrease of cortisol, the stress hormone.
20. Finally, if all this is not enough for you, please know that 30 minutes of sex burns about 100 grams of calories, and most importantly, if you are imaginative and change positions in bed, it is as if you are doing physical activity, toning your body’s muscles.