People who like sex don’t really need an excuse to get down and dirty. But, sometimes, a reminder of the benefits of this exercise may be in order. While it’s great to have sex for pleasure, you should know that having sex is doing a lot more to your body than just making you happy. It’s keeping you healthy.
If you’re plagued by frequent colds and coughs, have more sex. According to experts, sex increases your levels of immunoglobulin A, which is known to increase immunity to annoying ailments like the common cold. According to a Wilkes University study quoted in Bustle, people who have sex about once or twice a week have 30 percent higher levels of IgA. So eat your fruits and vegetables. Then go have sex.
Orgasms improve bladder control
An orgasm causes contractions in the pelvic floor muscles, giving them a solid workout and strengthening them. With stronger pelvic muscles, women have stronger control over their bladder. Another reason to make your orgasms a priority in the sack.
Lowers Blood Pressure
If you have sex regularly, you may never be plagued by problems of high blood pressure. According to a study cited by WebMD, sexual intercourse lowers systolic blood pressure which quantifies the amount of pressure on your arteries when the heart contracts. The same, however, cannot be said for masturbation.
If you have a nagging headache or those cramps are making your periods hell, have sex. Sexual activity releases endorphins, nature’s painkiller, in the human body. Studies have shown that sex has also helped people who suffer from migraines. Intercourse is also a great way to relieve menstrual pain and make periods easier. However, if the pain is severe, you should see a doctor instead of trying to cure it yourself.