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Benefits of Sex

Benefits of Sex

Everybody finds sex enjoyable. While others perceive sex as entertaining and fun, do you know that sexual intercourse has a variety of health benefits? Sex can improve one’s psychological and physical state. Let’s discuss the common benefits of sexual intercourse.

1. Improves skin health

Sexual intercourse stimulates the mind and body which makes skin smooth and beautiful. It releases hormones and toxins that help improve skin smoothness.

2. Relieves stress

Sex also helps to relieve stress. Recent studies indicate that individuals who are active sexually can handle stress commendably.

3. Sleep well

Sex activities can make you alert the entire day and sleepy at night. People who have sex regularly do not experience difficulties in sleeping.

4. Enhances cardiovascular health

Sexual intercourse is a great exercise as it significantly helps lower your calorie levels. Recent studies show that a 20 minute sexual intercourse is equal to 1Km run. On the other hand, sex also regulates proper blood flow in the body making it heart friendly.

5. Reduces constant headaches

Sex is a natural pain reliever. When making love, oxytocin increases when you get aroused. This is how orgasm comes about. A steady rise in oxytocin actually helps in relieving pain and stress as well.

6. Reduce risk of cancer

Sexual intercourse can help reduce prostate cancer and also boost immunity from illnesses. Cancer cells will not be able to spread faster therefore reduce the risk of having prostate cancer.

7. Boost self esteem

Sex contributes to a healthy union between man and wife. It boosts self-confidence and self-esteem. For couples, it is advisable to have sexual intercourse often in order to have a healthy and pleasurable lifestyle. Making love stimulates the mind and body so as to ensure you spice up your sex life.

On the other hand, sex also has its demerits as well. Unprotected sex has been known to cause health related problems such as gonorrhea, syphilis and AIDS.

Benefits of Sex



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  1. None of these can be listed as ‘facts’ because there are no sources given to back up these claims. But take this phrase: ‘Recent studies show that a 20 minute sexual intercourse is equal to 1Km run.’ How do you know? What are these ‘recent studies’ and where can one find them? It is just as easy to say ‘Recent studies show that 20 minutes of vigorous sexual intercourse reduces arterial plaque by 4%.’ I just made that up. But it looks real, doesn’t it? That’s why every thing stated as a ‘fact’ needs to be given a source.

    I also take exception to the phrase ‘Sex contributes to a healthy union between man and wife.’ What about a woman and her wife? A man and his husband?

    For some couples, unfortunately, sex is an arena in which abuse and rape takes place (http://www.ncvc.org/ncvc/main.aspx?dbName=DocumentViewer&DocumentID=32701) Saying that sex ‘… boosts self-confidence and self-esteem’ may be true for many, but for quite a few it is not true.

    Sex can be great, don’t get me wrong. But this article should clarify that the sex being mentioned is consensual, mutually agreeable sex.

    And quote your sources.

    • I don’t question the validity of the claimed results. It’s not a stretch to imagine thet threw receptacles on subjects and monitored the exercise, which is what it is, exercise, thus easily monitorable and scientifically provable. Man and wife, I agree. That’s an insinuation that jumped out at me too. Sex can be between any two living, actually i take that back(necrophelia), any two things, nevermind man and wife. That’s actually where it happens the least! Anyway, lastly they did say, “sex” not “rape”, clearly two different things, clearly not insinuating the other. Details, details…

    • Somebody please delete dumbass’ comment aka ELBSeattle’s comment. No one gives a shit about you fruits, sicko! Go get electroshock therapy that’ll set you STRAIGHT! HAHAHA!

      • there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a bit of scientific cynicism, “ELBSeattle” is just highlighting the importance of references and citations, showing how easy it is to be lied to on the internet

  2. Hang on, hang on.
    Unprotected sex does not cause health related problems like gonorrhea, syphilis, and AIDS.
    You can certainly catch those diseases from unprotected sex but they are not caused by it.

    • this is true. love ur accuteness. i also was able to add about 10 more benefits in like 10 seconds lol. tnx 4 your brilliance cuz U did just shine!

  3. to the person who left the first comment, stfu

  4. Really good information for all age peoples

  5. sex gives highest pleasure to man. one reaches highest concentration in sex play. it relives one from anxiety, tension, and one reaches relaxed state. one should consciously enjoy sex to get rid of sexual obsession. sex is just like any other senses being used to enjoy life in various dimension. one need not treat it as something above as it is part of life. sex starvation is create mental and psychological problems. better avoid over emotional inclinations to see it as only a physical friction.

  6. HEY! You up top, I dont think this article is about the benefits of rape, and unlawful sex. So shut the fuck up. This is probably a reference to normal everyday married couples [or young couples...if you know what I mean..16,17 ect.] who were wondering about positives effects that sex COULD have. Nothing set in stone is in this article, it is merely for recreation and helpful tips. (hehe tip;0). So chill the fuck out. Sex, is for a man and woman… men and men can’t have sex…they just are fucked up individuals that deserve to die.

    • Yeah you are realy right tbh, Sex is a normal thing that a male and female should enjoy. People who have sex outside theese 2 things are sick unormal people that needs to die. that means Homosexuals, Pedophiles, Necrophiles, Rapist, People who has sex with animals etc etc, all them sick fuck people needs to get thrown into a mass grave and then burn it.

      • so how do u really feel? lol. Seriously, does that include like people who par take in bi-racial or orgies or “anything” outside the “norm”? Like who judges waht’s normal? Normal for who? Relative to what? You get my point? It’s not good 4 u to B so judgemental on “anything”. After all, “mental” is in that word…just sayin.

    • “men and men can’t have sex…they just are fucked up individuals that deserve to die.” wow… that is… would you care to elaborate or would you be more happy sitting in your little bubble of closed minded ignorance?

  7. sex is part of our life

  8. This is the most unprofessionally written article I have ever come accross.
    Nothing you have written can be validated, try sources next time and actual research and statistics.

  9. Sex can also be a healthy union between man and man & woman and woman, aswell as the entire lgbtqi acronym.

  10. Though sexually inactive due to light stroke,poor blood circulation,I wish I could regain my sex life,info on sex benefits realy had an impact on medical awareness issues.Please stepup the good work.A.M.From South Africa

  11. I just came here for the comments.

  12. Pleasure and benefits of sex relies on the fact that in which age you are doing this activity. Its quite natural that sex desire gets diminish by the passage of time, specifically after 30′s. Health benefits of sex can also be enjoyed only in certain ages. what about the sex benefits for a heart patient? So every thing is relative, cannot generalize the things like this.

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