Sex is more than just a fun way to spend a night—it’s actually a lifesaver. While that may sound like an exaggeration, it’s not. Doctors everywhere agree that daily sex has many important benefits to your health.
Whether you want to stop heart attacks or get a six-pack, sex is the ingredient you should add to your daily recipe.
10. Get In The Sack To Stop Heart Attacks
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Cheerios, eat your heart out… there’s a hotter way to keep your heart healthy. Medical professionals state that because sex keeps your estrogen and testosterone in balance, it helps reduce your chances of heart disease.
A recent study shows that men who have sex at least twice a week are 45% less likely to die of a heart-related illness. Sex saves lives—and, as #4 shows, not just from heart attacks…
9. The Perfect NyQuil Substitute
A post-coitus nap is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it’s merely a pleasant aftereffect of the hormones released during an orgasm.
Psychiatrist Sheenie Ambardar says that after an orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is “responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness,” she says.
So if you’re having a rough night’s sleep, sticking it in is the best way to shut your lights out.
8. A Full-Body Workout
While you’ll still want to keep your gym memberships, sex might be the extra exercise you’ve needed to get that always elusive six-pack. According to studies, men lose approximately four calories per minute during sex while women lose three.
And, as #5 shows, it’s an exercise to stop you from peeing your pants.
7. More Sex, Better Sex
There’s never too much of a good thing when it comes to sex. According to MD Lauren Streicher, “having sex will make sex better and will improve your libido.”
This is especially true for women. Sex increases vaginal elasticity, blood flow, and lubrication, making sex more desirable and more enjoyable.
6. Sex Keeps Your Immune System Sharp
It’s not just fun—it’s your best bet to stop the common cold. Sex health PhD Yvonne K. Fulbright says that “sexually active people take fewer sick days.”
A trip to the bone zone is great for preventing sickness, but check out #1 to see what illness sex actually cures...
5. Better Bladder Control
When we say sex is a full-body workout, we mean sex is a full-body workout. Studies show that sex exercises a woman’s pelvic floor muscles (the muscles used to control the bladder). During an orgasm, these muscles contract and strengthen.
Tons of sex prevents you from peeing in public. As #3 shows, it helps you overcome your fear of speaking in public, too!
4. Sex Saves Your Prostate
While not a cure for cancer, sex has been linked to stopping prostate cancer in its tracks. In a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, men who ejaculated at least 21 times per month were less likely to get prostate cancer.
The study stressed that it’s not 100% clear if sex is the leading factor in cancer prevention, but why not give sex a try just in case?
3. The Ultimate Stress Reliever
Stressed about an interview or a speech coming up? Then sex might be just what you need. Not only does sex release prolactin (the “feel good” hormone), but it boosts your self-esteem as well. After bumping uglies, you’ll be confident enough to tackle anything.
The chemicals released during sex do more than just make you happy, though…
2. The Real Love Potion Number 9
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Along with prolactin, oxytocin is also released while you’re rolling in the hay. Called the “love hormone” by scientists, oxytocin increases the bond between you and your partner by allowing the brain to process empathetic connections more easily.
If you’re looking for love, sex is the way to go. And if you’re looking for an aspirin…
1. Sex Cures Headaches
While it can’t cure cancer, sex can certainly cure headaches. In a recent study on people suffering from migraines and cluster headaches, doctors found that daily sex can alleviate or sometimes eliminate headaches. The pain-reducing hormones released during sex block pain from menstrual cramps and arthritis as well.
Remember: the next time you’re looking for an aspirin, a gym membership, or just a good time, sex is there for you!