Five Amazing Health Benefits of Sex!

June 29, 2017

Couple having sex in the kitchen

We all love having sex. As I always say, if we didn’t, we are probably on the wrong website. But did you know there are so many health benefits to sex? Seriously, it can make you a new person, when compared with the version of yourself who doesn’t enjoy horizontal fun.

So, without much further ado, here are five health benefits to sex you may not have heard about. Here goes.

1) You Can Sleep Better

We all want to be able to sleep, and it seems that sex is the key. This comes from an expert in the field.

Dr Michele Lastella, a sleep researcher at Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science at Central Queensland University in Australia told Australian news site SBS that his research showed that sex helps sleep.

“From our preliminary data it appears that over 60 per cent of people indicate that their sleep improves after sex that is with a partner and involves an orgasm.”

There is a problem though, and that is the varying speed and ability to have an orgsam between men and women.

“On average men take between seven – 14 minutes to reach orgasm by all methods of stimulation, but average two – three minutes after initiating intercourse. Women on the other hand take between 10 – 20 minutes to reach orgasm.”


2) It Helps Prevent Heart Attacks

In 2010 scientists at the New England Research Institute in Massachusetts published the results of a 16-year study. ‘The Massachusetts Male Ageing Study’ analysed over 1000 men and found that guys who had sex at least twice a week were up to 45 per cent less likely to develop life-threatening heart conditions than men who were unlucky enough to have sex less than once a month.

That is pretty incredible to be fair.


3) It Makes You Look Younger

In 2013, Dr David Weeks, former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, told a British Psychological Society conference that men and women who had regular sex looked between five and seven years younger than their actual age.

“Sexual satisfaction is a major contributor to quality of life, ranking at least as high as spiritual or religious commitment,” Dr Weeks said.


4) It Improves Brain Function

In March 2013 scientists at the University of Pavia, Italy published research which suggested that people who have regular sex, especially those in new relationships, had better cranial nerve growth. This led to more mental alertness, which we all need.

This was done by studying rats, letting some have sex, and severely limiting the other group. The sexed up group got the benefits, the latter not at all.


5) It Boosts Your Immune System

Researchers at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, discovered that people who had sex once or twice a week saw a benefit with their immune system.

In the 1999 study, scientists measured levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA), an antigen found in saliva, and discovered a 30pc increase in IgA levels in folks who had regular sex. I have no idea what that is, but apparently that is a good thing when it comes to fighting off colds and flu.


So there we go. What more encouragement do you need to have sex? Off you go!

Martin Ward
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