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There are many ways in which sex can be beneficial, both for your relationship and your physical health.
Any reason is good to make love more often!
Here are 10 facts that are sure to make you want to cuddle, kiss... and maybe even more!
1. TONING THE PERINEUM
The pelvic floor is made up of two types of muscle: voluntary and involuntary. The interesting thing is that the more toned the perineum is, the more enhanced your sensations are under the sheets, thus considerably increasing pleasure.
2. INTIMACY AND TRUST
The influx of oxytocin delivers the sweet sensation of being more in love than ever. It's the hormone of attachment, and is released through skin-to-skin contact. What's more, making love regularly has an ultra-positive effect on self-esteem and general happiness.
3. THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Being sexually vigorous boosts the immune system and reduces the risk of contracting certain viruses. People who have sex on a weekly basis are said to have 30% more immunoglobulins than those who are less active, as well as more antibodies.
According to one study - yes, it is scientifically proven - sex helps get rid of migraines. The endorphins released during orgasms are thought to be the primary cause.
5. A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP
When orgasm is reached, prolactin, a hormone that promotes relaxation, is released. Having an orgasm would also help an anxious person to relax.
6. STRESS AND BLOOD PRESSURE
Couples who make love regularly are said to manage stress better, which in turn promotes harmony, communication, and gentleness.
7. STRENGTHEN THE HEART
Sex regulates testosterone and estrogen levels, which has a direct bearing on body and heart health.
8. BURN CALORIES
Lovemaking raises the heart rate, so we don't mind thinking of it as exercise... After all, the muscles of the body work intensely, don't they?
Sex is a superb memory aid, as it stimulates the production of neurons. A good way to limit cognitive decline!
10. CANCER RISKS
Studies show that men who ejaculate regularly reduce their risk of prostate cancer.