How sex can boost your health and relationship

By Suhasini Reddy | THE HANS INDIA |   Sep 08,2018 , 10:27 AM IST

How sex can boost your health and relationship
Sex not only feels good but it is also good for your health. A healthy sex life can boost your health as well as your relationship. Here’s how.

Builds antibodies 
Several studies have shown that people who have sex are better able to defend some common viruses, germs and other intruders. Sexually active people build higher levels of antibodies than those who have sex less often.

Good for your pelvic floor muscles 
Strong pelvic floor muscles are important for bladder health for women and good sex works like a workout for women in strengthening pelvic floor muscles.

Burn calories 
Although sex doesn’t replace the threadmill, it can be counted for something. It offers you far better benefit in terms of burning calories compared to watching tv or sitting.

Apart from the health benefits, sex also makes a relationship healthy. It fosters an emotional bond with your partner and brings you closer. Sex also keeps the romance alive and releases feel good chemicals in the brain. Additionally, sex also triggers the release of love hormone oxytocin that improves intimacy with your partner. 

Lowers blood pressure 
Sex is also linked to lower blood pressure as several studies have found the link to be true.

Boosts your libido 
Having sex often helps you to fulfill your longing for a lively sex life. Sex improves your libido and makes you feel better. 
Sex can also be helpful for a woman in several ways. Some researchers state that sex ups vaginal lubrication and increases blood flow. 

Sex for overall well being
Regular sex lowers the risk of few diseases like heart disease and prostrate cancer. By keeping the estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. Sex lowers the risk of heart attack. So good sex is good for your heart too!

It has also been found that sex is likely to reduce the risk of prostrate cancer as well. However, you don’t need a partner always. Sexual intercourse, mastrubation and nocturnal emission all are part of the equation. By releasing the hormone prolactin, sex also enhances relaxation and improves the quality of sleep.

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