+ 7 Healthy Reasons You Should Have Sex
Pleasure doesn’t play a big enough part in our daily lives. One big reason we push off pleasure? Stress. Stress is a major cause of decreased libido and added stress puts a strain on our adrenals, those thumb-sized glands that sit right above our kidneys and kick in to help our body combat stress. The adrenal glands also secrete the hormones necessary to keep your libido intact.
When overworked from being in a constant state of stress and alert, the last thing your body wants to do is have sex or procreate — which means you won’t get to experience the benefits of intercourse. Your body goes into survival mode and is just worried about sustaining itself.
Regular sex cannot be underestimated as a factor for reducing stress, bolstering self-esteem and fostering feelings of intimacy and bonding between partners.
But the real point of this article is the fact that a healthy sex life can provide for a longer, healthier and, most would agree, more enjoyable life. Among the many health benefits of sex are:
1. Regulates periods
Some research suggests that women who have intercourse at least once a week are more likely to have normal menstrual cycles than women who are celibate or who have infrequent sex.
Sex provides an overall lymphatic massage, helping your body’s natural detoxification process.The lymphatic system is your body’s complex network of tissues and organs dedicated to getting rid of waste and toxins and delivering white-blood-cell-rich lymph to various parts of the body to fight infection.
3. It reduces stress (and makes you happy)
Orgasms, and sex in general, also induce deep relaxation by boosting endorphin levels and flushing cortisol out of the body.
4. Boosts healthy hormones
Orgasms spike levels of DHEA, a hormone that some suggest improves brain function, helps maintain and repair tissue and promotes healthy skin.
5. It’s anti-aging
Skip the expensive creams and procedures: sex could be your real ticket to a youthful glow! In fact, one study found that making love three times a week in a stress-free relationship was associated with looking a full decade younger.
6. Strengthens your immune-strengthening.
Some research has shown that regular sex can boost infection-fighting cells up to 20 percent, which help you fight off those stubborn colds and flu.
7. Pain relief
Research suggests that sexual activity can help cure migraines and treat other types of pain.
8. Enhances passion
And of course, orgasms increase levels of the hormone oxytocin, which is linked to passion, intuition, and social skills — the hormone of bonding and success!
If you’re struggling to get in the mood or feel like your orgasmic response is diminished, it’s important to consider what you can do to get your sexy back. Some root causes to look at include thyroid imbalance, micronutrient deficiency, birth control pills, and problematic periods.
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