Dora Naa Borteley Borkete-la is a Public Health Worker, CEO of Borteley Kente and Fugu Hub and the Founder and President of B-Inspired Foundation (NGO).
Sex is an act of getting intimate with the opposite sex. It could be out of curiosity, love, or any other purpose.
Reasons why we have sex include pleasure, stress relief, attraction to a person, to make babies or sometimes for social status.
Sex mostly ends with a good feeling leaves one relieved and happy in most cases.
How Often Can One Have Sex?
Study shows that having sex once or twice in a week is the best. But in the society we find ourselves in, people tend to have sex more than twice or once in a week; this is good unless done exceedingly.
The benefits of a healthy sex lifestyle
Sex is extremely beneficial to our health. If one practices a good or bad sex life, it goes a long way to help or affect the parties involved in the act.
10 benefits of a healthy sex lifestyle:
1. Keeps Your Immune System Humming
Bodies of people who have sex have a higher tendency of fighting against viruses, germs, bacteria and a lot of diseases.
A study even shows that people who have sex twice or thrice a week have a higher count of antibodies compared to those who have sex once a week.
Aside from this, you should still do all that keeps the immune system working like staying active, eating right and taking your vaccines.
2. Boosts One’s Libido
Good sex boosts one’s libido, lubricates the female sex organ and makes sex enjoyable between both parties.
In women healthy, sex increases virginal lubrication and aids blood flows and elasticity, which even makes you crave for more.
3. Improves Women’s Bladder Control
A strong pelvic floor is important for avoiding inconsistency. Good sex is like a workout or an exercise for your pelvic floor muscles.
When you have orgasms is causes contractions in those muscles and that strengths them.
4.Healthy sex lifestyle May Make Prostate Cancer Less Likely
Men who ejaculate (at least 21 times a month) are less likely to get prostate cancer.
5. Lowers Your Blood Pressure.
Most times we hear about high blood pressure then we tend to ask questions and even panic.
Research suggests that there is a big link between sex and low blood pressure. Sexual intercourse lowers systolic blood pressure which is very common these days.
6. Counts As Exercise
Sex is a great form of exercise. Though it can’t replace the treadmill, it certainly works as a great form of exercise.
Sex burns about 5 calories per minute, 4 more calories than watching TV. It gives you a one-two punch; it bumps up your heart rate.
7. Reduces The Risk Of Heart Attack
Good sex life is good for your heart. It’s a great way to raise your heart rate. A healthy sex lifestyle keeps your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance.
When either of this is low, it leads to heart diseases and osteoporosis (disease of the bone).
The study also says men who have less sex are prone to getting heart diseases than men who do.
8. Lessens Pain
Before you reach for an aspirin, reach for orgasm, as the saying goes.
Orgasms can block pains.
It releases a hormone that helps raise your pain threshold. Stimulation without orgasm can also do the trick, study has found out that virginal stimulation can block chronic back and leg pain.
And many women have said that genital self-stimulation can reduce menstrual cramps or arthritic pain and in some cases even headaches.
9. Healthy sex lifestyle improves sleep and eases stress
You may nod off after sex which is a good reason. After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feeling of “relaxation and sleepiness”.
Also cuddling or being close to your partner can ease stress and anxiety.
10. Kissing And Hugging Can Release Your Body Natural feeling good hormone
Sexual arousal releases a chemical that revs up your brain’s pleasure.
In conclusion, it is very important to embrace good sex life by taking good care of yourself, using protection and practicing a healthy sex lifestyle to get all the benefits benefit.
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