You may know that there are some health benefits of having sex. However, you may not know that there are actually healthy benefits of having sex that may surprise you. Below are 5 benefits of making love.
Having a healthy sex life can actually improve immunity. It has been shown that having intercourse can play a role in increasing the levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA).
IgA helps protects people from getting colds as well as other types of infections. So if you want to protect yourself from colds and infections, then having sex with your partner a few times a week may help.
Sex Burns Calories
Almost everyone knows that sex burns calories. However, you may not know exactly how many calories sex can really help you burn off. A person who has had 42 half hour sex sessions will have burned around 3,500 calories. That is a lot. This means you can actually lose weight just by having sex 2-3 times a week if each sex session lasts for at least 30 minutes. The more sex you have, the more calories you will burn and the more weight you will lose.
Having sex a few times a week can also be good for the heart. There are some studies out there that say that having intercourse two or more times a week can actually reduce your chances of a fatal heart attack; sex cuts your risk by a half. Many older women are at risk for a heart attack, so this is good news for women who have frequent sex.
Sex Increases Self-Esteem
Many people have low self-esteem but it appears that people who have frequent sex have higher self-esteem than those who do not have a healthy sex life. There are studies out there that show sex boosts self-esteem in people who have loving sex a few times a week and self-esteem continues to receive a boost.
Sex Reduces Pain
You may not know this but sex can actually reduce pain. The reason for this is because after a person has sex, their oxytocin levels increase. When oxytocin levels increase, endorphins increase and this is what causes a reduction in pain. Sometimes you may notice that your headache is gone after sex or PMS symptoms are reduced or even arthritis pain is reduced after sex; that is because oxytocin levels are higher.