Sex is more than just a form of procreation. It can be an enjoyable experience for those involved and is a favored past-time for many individuals. Aside from the sheer elation that is derived from sex, there are a great number of physical benefits that can be accompanied by the act. These benefits can range from mental stability to an overall improvement physical prowess. It can be one of the most stimulating of exercises aside from the obvious feeling one gets during the practice.
Women can benefit greatly from the acts of sexual intercourse. However, some of the more attractive qualities comes from the actual climax for the woman. According to a health study at Monash University in Australia, the key to greater benefits for woman lies in the orgasm itself.
Here are some Health Benefits Of Sex For Women
According to the study by Monash University, women that experience an orgasm during sex are more energetic than those who failed to achieve this point. Aside from the energy that one usually develops while maintaining a regular exercise routine, women increase that energy level after achieving the climax.
Women who have more orgasms are less likely to develop a sickness later on. Of course physical health plays a large role in keeping yourself free from becoming sick, those women whom climax seem to have a boost to their immunity systems. This doesn’t mean that strapping yourself to a bed will make you invulnerable to illness, however.
3. Improved Outlook
Our mental fitness is just as important to our well-being as our physical form. Those women who have had more orgasms have had a greater outlook on life with a far better demeanor. While the majority of adults in the world can attest to the more pleasant nature one seems to have after sex, an orgasm amplifies this for women.
4. Physical Fitness
According to Desmond Ebanks, MD, sex can burn between 75 and 150 calories per half-an-hour. This means that a wild time in the bedroom can burn as much, if not more, than a walk during the same amount of time. As sex can be considered as a non-weight or low impact activity, you can also keep your muscles tone as you could with a half-hour of swimming.
5. Pain Relief?
Ebanks proposes that the hormone oxytocin is released during arousal and orgasm, which releases endorphins. These natural opiates can play a role in how your body manages pain. Minor pains or sore areas of the body can be easily “forgotten” about while making love due to the hormones that are rushing through your body.
6. Healthier Skin
During sex, your body produces the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone – or DHEA. This hormone is responsible for a variety of benefits for your body from increasing your immunities to providing nutrients to improve the health of your skin. Although other factors may play a part that hinders the development of your skin, sex can still lead to improvements and reinforce those creams and lotions you may use frequently.
7. Increasing Bladder Control
Kegel exercises have been known to improve the ability to retain bladder control. Did you know that they can also enhance the sexual experience while increasing this control? By flexing and tightening your muscles in the same fashion that you would stop the flow of urine, you are improving the control you have over that aspect of your body, reducing incontinence later in life.
8. Improvement of Sleep
Women can be ultimately relaxed after an orgasm, which helps in the instance of sleep. Not only can sex be a way to work out the stress from a hard day, but it can put you into a restful state for an improved sleeping experience. Many people claim they sleep more deeply after having a climactic sexual experience.
9. Healthier Heart
Like nearly every form of physical exercise, sex can improve the functionality of your heart. The act of lovemaking puts to work many muscle groups that you may not exercise on a regular basis. Between the state of arousal and the physical manifestations of performing the act, sex keeps the heart pumping and the blood flowing.
10. Blood Pressure
Indirectly, sex can also have great benefits regarding your blood pressure. As oxytocin is released during sex, it improves the quality of sleep you get afterwards. Improved sleep can be greatly beneficial for a variety of physical and mental health conditions. Blood pressure is one of those conditions that can benefit from an improved quality of sleep.
11. Regulated Menstrual Cycles
Studies performed by Endocrinologists at Columbia and Stanford universities have determined that a regular sex life can provide a greater chance of regulating menstrual cycles. This can provide a more balanced period every month over women who don’t have sex often.
12. Being in the Mood
According to marriage therapist Michele Weiner Davis, the more often you practice sex, the more likely you’ll continue producing testosterone. This hormone is one of the key players in peaking sexual arousal. The less often you have sex, the less often you may crave it later on. For some, this could be a blessing. However, married couples could face divorce from the lack of physical intimacy.
13. Self Confidence
It is believed by many that pleasing your partner can lead to an improved self-esteem and confidence that can impact other areas of your life. There is already a correlation between mental health stability and sex, but building confidence is one of the most profound parts of your existence. The more confident you are, the better you can handle daily stress and personal interactions.
14. Youthful Appearance
According to a study at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland, those who enjoyed sex four times per week on average were perceived to be seven to 12 years younger than their actual age. The release of hormones during lovemaking improves many aspects of your physical appearance.
Having a healthy sex-life doesn’t mean you need to find the nearest willing participant in order to work out. While the benefits are greater if the act is performed with a partner, some of these benefits can be achieved by yourself. However it is usually preferred that you have someone to share the experience with.
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