And Rock n’ Roll
Often times in life the things that are most thrilling are often the worst for you. For example, a
triple decker cheeseburger with bacon, fries, and a milkshake all sound pretty delicious.
Unfortunately, eating all of that is kind of like sticking a fork into an electrical outlet. It probably
won’t hurt you, unless you keep doing it. Thankfully, there is one thing that is both thrilling, and
good for you, sex!
You heard that right. According to several different medical studies, routine safe sex can be very beneficial to your health. Now of course all things in moderation, and the conditions around the
sex you are having has a lot to do with its impact on your health. Done safely and properly, sex
can substantially increase your overall health.
Here is a list of some of the surprising health benefits of sex:
Keeps Up Your Immune System – Believe it or not, regular sex can help prevent you from
getting sick. According to Yvonne Fulbright, a PhD sexual health expert, “sexually active people
take fewer sick days”. Those who have sex regularly also tended to have a higher antibody
count in their system, making them more resilient to illnesses. Long story short, some hanky
panky can help keep the sniffles away, as long as you are using protection that is.
Improve Your Libido – We have all heard the expression, use it or lose it. This applies to sex
too. Regular sexual practice not only makes you better at it, remarkably it gives you a better sex
drive as well. According to Lauren Streicher, an MD, women who have sex regularly have better
blood flow, more vaginal lubrication, and better elasticity. Regular sex can make you better at it,
and make you want to have it more frequently.
Lowers Blood Pressure – New studies have suggested a correlation between lower blood
pressure and an active sex live. Talk about letting off steam. It seems regular sex quite literally
relieves tension in the body. Healthy sexual practices are important, and it seems that more
people are engaging in better sex habits all the time. For example, it has been found that sex
and drug usage has lessened among teens. This is good in many ways, but if young adults practice
safe sex, it could improve their health as well. It is interesting to note in these studies it was
found that sexual intercourse itself and not masturbation caused lower blood pressure levels.
Lowers Risk of Heart Attacks – More good news. It turns out that a healthy sex life is great for
your heart. Sex helps to stimulate the heart, counting as a form of exercise. Sex also helps to
keep estrogen and testosterone levels balanced. If either of these hormones starts to get low,
problems like osteoporosis and heart disease. One study found that men who have sex at least
twice a week were half as likely to die from a form of heart disease.