Sex is wonderful, fabulous, revitalising, energetic, invigorating, healthy, satisfying, and even funny. Sex is many things, and if you ask 10 people, you’re likely to get 10 different answers which are all correct, at least to the person who answered. Wherever we go we will never hear bad things about sex, unless we’re in some sort of a weird place.
Most of us talk about sex without any specific scientific knowledge. We know that we like it, that it gives us pleasure, and that it’s fun (…usually). But what are the real benefits of sex? Here’s a clue: A lot!1. Pain reliever
A classic “I’ve got a headache … sex won’t fix that” is simply no longer valid. People have got to find another excuse because science has spoken: Before orgasm, oxytocin released by the brain surges and is complemented by the release of endorphins, which is our natural pain-killing hormone, making sex pretty much potent analgesic.
This applies to muscular pains, headaches, period pain, pain in joints, and much much more. In fact, according to a study by Beverly Whipple and Barry Komisaruk at Rutgers University in New Jersey, women’s pain tolerance threshold increased by 74.6 percent and pain detection threshold by 106.7 percent during orgasm, respectively.2. No more flu and reduced allergic reactions
Sex increases the production of antibodies responsible for protecting us from viral infections. Basically, what the science says is that people who have regular sex have higher levels of Immunoglobulin-A, which is the kind of antibody that helps to protect us from infections. In addition, it acts as a potent antihistamine, which might be the reason we get so drowsy after intense orgasms.3. Pelvic strength = super strong vagina
Sex is exercise. When making love, we girls strengthen our muscles of the pelvis, which can help avoid those undesirable leaks (some of you girls you know what I’m talking about…).
Furthermore, pelvic movements will be quite useful at the time of giving birth, and, better ability to achieve orgasms and more powerful orgasms! It’s a no-brainer … have more sex!
In case you’ve been thinking of speeding up the process of strengthening your pelvic area – sex aside – an excellent place to start is with kegel balls. And if you’re confused about what they actually do, then this article will tell you all you need to know.
4. No stress
This infinite moment of peace we experience with an orgasm isn’t some nonsense. The endorphins released while we have sex are natural stress relievers. They are also mood boosters and can increase self-esteem. Furthermore, for those who are in a heterosexual monogamous relationship, semen seem to have some antidepressant properties according to a study by Gordon G. Jr. Gallup professor at State University of New York. The study found that females who were having sex without condoms were less depressed and had depression scores rising as the amount of time since their last sexual encounter increased. Depressive symptoms and suicide attempts among females who used condoms were proportional to the consistency of condom use. Hmmm… even I got surprised with this one.
5. It is better for the heart than a glass of wine
We here at Room Privée wouldn’t like to choose, so we definitely recommend both. Anyways, depending on the level of your enthusiasm, sex is a workout and you can burn around 200 calories during a session like we have talked about before.
When our heart rate rises, oxygen levels in our blood increase which travel through arteries and arterial branches to deliver oxygen and essential nutrients to our body. Important stuff! Also, women who have sex often have higher levels of estrogen which protects against heart diseases. At the same time, numerous studies have revealed that men who have sex two times a week or more have lower risk of getting heart attacks. So, no-brainer!
6. Once you pop, you can’t stop
Sex makes you desire more sex. Like, the more you sleep the more you want to sleep. Making love improves the natural lubrication of the vagina as well as its elasticity and blood flow, making you feel amazing and wanting more. Basically, having enough sex hormones is crucial for having sexual desire, and having sex actually increases those hormones. So, fu** for more fu***** :)
7. Reduces the risk of cancer
Recent studies claim that active sex life can reduce the likelihood of getting some types of cancer such as prostate or breast cancer. Right, so here’s what the science says. Some research has indicated that men who ejaculate regularly may decrease the risk of getting prostate cancer, i.e. that regular ejaculation cleans the house in the prostate making it less favourable for cancer-causing agents, infection, and materials that can cause inflammation. As for the women, during sex and orgasms, special “happy” hormones such as Oxytocin and DHEA are released which can assist in keeping breasts cancer-free.
8. It makes you smart
This is almost too good to be true! In a 2013 study from the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, researchers found that people who have sex often grow brain cells. Basically, the research revealed that sexual activity improves mental performance and increases neurogenesis (the production of new neurons) in the hippocampus, which is a small, curved formation in the brain that is involved in the formation of new memories and is also associated with learning and emotions.
I wish I knew this when I was fighting through my exams at Uni back then… more sex better grades!
Now, if this is not enough to get you going, then what is…?