Let's talk about sex, even writing this statement feels wrong but why? (That is another topic for another blog post maybe!)
Most of us know that sex has its benefits but how does regular sexual activity impact your overall health? Not only can it have a positive impact on your physical health, but also mental, and emotional well-being. That's right! Here are some remarkable benefits of sex that you might not know about:
Improved heart health: Did you know that sexual activity is a great form of exercise, specifically cardio exercise? It's true! Studies have shown that sex can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. So, keep your heart healthy by getting a little frisky!
Stress relief: Feeling stressed? Sex can help! Like other forms of exercise, sex releases feel-good hormones called endorphins into your bloodstream, which makes you feel happier and reduces stress. Additionally, sex lowers cortisol levels, the stress hormone, which can cause weight gain, acne, and fatigue.
Better sleep: According to the National Sleep Foundation, orgasms release hormones that promote feelings of bonding, affection, and better sleep. So, if you're less stressed and more relaxed, you'll sleep better. That makes sense, right?
Boosted immune system: Did you know that sexually active people take fewer sick days? It's true! According to Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD of sexual health, sexually active adults have higher levels of certain antibodies compared to non-sexually active adults. These antibodies protect you against viruses and bacteria.
Improved bladder control for women: Ladies, did you know that sex is a workout for your pelvic floor muscles? The stronger your pelvic floor muscles, the better your bladder control! So, start working out those muscles!
So, there you have it! Regular sex has many scientifically proven benefits, from improved heart health to a boosted immune system, not to mention stress relief, and better sleep.
So, get busy with your partner and enjoy all the amazing benefits of being sexually active!