Great reasons to have sex – like you needed any encouragement!
Posted by mandyf on December 16, 2011
Everyone enjoys good sex, but did you know that there are plenty of reasons why having more sex is good for you, your partner, and your relationship? Whether you’re young or old, in a new relationship or have been together for years, a good healthy sex life is one of the essential keys to staying together and making that time together as long as possible. The benefits of having more sex are both physical and emotional so this is a real win-win situation for both of you!
For the men more sex is good because it keeps their heart pumping strong and healthy. Studies conducted at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland found that men who have sex at least three times each week decrease their risk of suffering a heart by as much as 50%! The same study also found that this regular schedule of sex will decrease their odds of suffering a stroke as well. It is believed that this is in part due to the fact that having sex burns 200 or more calories per half hour, so depending on the nature of your sex, this can be as good as some exercise routines and a lot more fun.
Sex releases endorphins that help people relax and sleep. The benefits of sleep are well known and well rested people are usually happier and healthier. Before you pop that sleeping pill or start counting sheep, consider a roll in the hay as an alternative, it is for the betterment of your health after all!
Couples that regularly have sex (at least twice each week) tend to be more communicative with each other. While there are numerous reasons why this tends to be true, pillow talk that occurs after sex is cited as being just the type of talk that is needed to help maintain and strengthen bonds which help keep a relationship on firm footing and moving in a positive direction. It is also at least theorized through survey results that couples who talk regularly after sex tend to talk more in general as well which is certainly something good.
Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania after several studies came to the conclusion that people who have sex 1.5 times per week on average (It is up to you to determine what a 0.5 sexual activity is) have better immune systems. The results showed the difference was significant, as much as being 30% better in fact. If you’re looking for a great way to decrease your odds of catching that flu running through the office or a nasty winter cold, the answer is more sex.
The men out there will love being armed with this tidbit of information which is that fellatio is good for the givers teeth! It sounds unbelievable, but semen contains calcium, zinc, and other materials which are actually good for teeth because they help fight tooth decay. They next time your partner shies away from this you can say you want them to do it because you care about them and want them to have good oral health. It may not work, but why not give it a try?
Regular sex helps tone the pelvic muscles in both partners which leads to better bladder control. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but if you find yourself running to the bathroom all the time, taking medication to help slow down the process, or have unfortunately lost control of bladder function, having more sex is a good way for you to help ease those symptoms at least a little bit. Will trying really hurt anything?
Couples that have regular sex tend to stay together longer. The physical connection of two people is one of the most important parts of a relationship. Couples that allow their sex lives to become mundane or put it on hold because they are too busy or just don’t feel like it tend to have a higher rate of divorce. If you don’t believe that, try googling sex and divorce as keywords and watch the millions of matches appear before your eyes.
Sex is one of the best natural pain relievers around. When a person orgasms they release oxytocin with a number of endorphins which provide such an instant rush that orgasms have been shown to relive minor aches, arthritis pain, and even menstrual cramps. If your partner is hurting they may not feel like sex at the moment, but finding a way to help them climax can really be a true blessing and effective way to make them feel better.
People that have more sex are people that want more sex. The more sex a person has the more testosterone they produce. As testosterone is the fuel that powers the sex drive it is just a natural progression of events. After even a time period as short as a month, couples that have regular sex report finding they had increased libidos and that they no longer had to think about having more sex, it just took care of itself.
What are the other benefits of having more sex? How about relieving stress, making it easier to orgasm, making couples more comfortable regarding exploring their fetishes and fantasies, increased confidence, and slowing the visual effects of aging? Regular sex actually aids in keeping you looking younger according to neurophysiologist David Weeks, MD. If that’s not enough how about having more sex because according to the Journal of the American medical Association, the more a man ejaculates the lower risk pool he is in for prostate cancer? Whatever your reasons are, there are plenty of great reasons to have more sex!