Good news: Sex is good for you. And even better – men who have more frequent sex live longer than those who don’t. One study also found that more sexually active men had a 50% lower death rate when monitored over a 10-year period.
There is a plethora of good evidence that shows that regular sexual activity positively affects your health by changing some physiological functions in the body.
If you have any problems with sexual dysfunction such as lack of libido, you can still reap the benefits of sexual activity just from experiencing close intimate contact with your partner. Even just cuddling your partner causes you to release the feel-good hormone, oxytocin.
As well as making you feel loved, contented and connected to your partner oxytocin can:
• Increase longevity by promoting longer telomeres in cells – longer telomeres are associated with healthier cells, less susceptibility to disease and anti-aging.
• Reduce blood pressure
• Improve digestion by relaxing the intestinal tract
So, if your focus is on sexual performance, whether it be increasing potency or working out how to last longer in bed, think also that, no matter what, any kind of sexual relations will be great for your overall well-being and health.
Some evidence suggests that sex increases testosterone levels.Testosterone is not only important for sexual function, but it also helps to boost mood and concentration. Additionally, it acts as a growth promoter, improving muscle mass and bone density.
Regular sexual activity improves your immune system by reducing inflammation and lowering white blood cell count. Researchers believe this may be because sex acts as a stress reliever.
Research shows that regular sex improves well-being and quality of life and enhances mood.If you suffer anxiety, sex is thought to buffer this anxiety by acting as a kind of reward stimulating activity. It encourages the growth of neurons and effectively restructures certain parts of the brain.
You are less likely to die of coronary heart disease if you experience frequent orgasms. According to research which followed over 900 men for a decade, even men who had higher blood pressure and cholesterol than others still had a smaller chance of getting heart disease.
A study which followed nearly 32,000 men over ten years showed that those that had more frequent ejaculations had a significantly lower risk of prostate cancer. Men who had more than 21 ejaculations per month had the lowest risk of this disease.