Sex Health Benefit
Sex is a basic need in human life and definitely a part of life. Sex is just not about feeling pleasure but about identifying your own sex as well. Sex becomes important when it comes to reproduction as without sex you cannot reproduce. Sex not only gives you physical pleasures but also helps you in other facets of life like maintaining stress by releasing stress hormones (psychological factor), emotional balance, physical health, and intellectual and social life as well. It also helps in having better sleep by decreasing depression and anxiety. It also lowers your blood pressure and thus lowers the risk of heart disease.
Irrespective of one’s gender both men and women have to face various situations every day and sex can be a healthy choice to benefit themselves.
Sex Benefits to All Genders
Male: Unlike women, men also go through a lot of stress so to release stress a man’s body also requires physical pleasures. From time to time ejaculation helps men in the longevity of life as well as helps them in staying away from diseases like cancer. A study shows that men who have a minimum of 4.6 to 7 ejaculations a week are at 36 percent less risk of diagnosing prostate cancer before the age of 70. This is in comparison to men who masturbate 2.3 or less than 7 times a week on average. For men, sex may even affect your mortality. Another study reported that men who feel more orgasms in a week or as mentioned above had a 50 percent lower mortality risk than those who had sex very less.
A few researchers also state that the quality of your sperm is also improved when you perform time to time or more sex as it makes you and your sperm healthier.
Female: Women are indeed the strongest ones when it comes to managing stress that they face due to daily activities and happenings but having sex can actually help them a lot in many factors like building stronger pelvic muscles, improving bladder control, and improving period cramps. It is also said that having sex during your periods actually helps in better flow and relaxes your mind by naturally increasing blood flow and releasing natural pain-relieving chemicals. Sex offers other benefits like less pain during sex by strengthening your pelvic floor. A study says women who are sexually active after menopause are less likely to feel the pain during sexual intercourse. So, keeping your sex life active is very important as having sex from time to time helps in maintaining the thickness and thinness of the vaginal wall which might cause pain while having sex.
LGBT: Sex is always interesting and informative but the only thing that makes it different is its uniqueness in terms of feeling pleasure which relieves your stress level and makes you feel relaxed. LGBT is a community where they don’t receive physical pleasures easily as they are not accepted by society. For them, there is a lot more to face in comparison to other genders. Sex can benefit them in terms of having emotional, mental, and physical support. It makes them stronger as for them sex is just not about having a penis in the vagina but a lot more than that like oral sex, manual sex, foreplay, etc. they can only feel good around the people of their own community so it is important to find a suitable partner and have time to time sex in their own way.
Sex Benefits to Your Mental Health
Performing sexual activities with your partner or through masturbation can provide important psychological and emotional benefits like reducing stress and anxiety and increasing happiness. Just like working out in the gym helps men in increasing their happiness and increased satisfaction with their mental health. Sexual intercourse is also responsible for factors like
- Increased levels of trust and love in your relationships
- Improved ability to understand, identify, and express emotions
- Improved listening, thinking, and speaking ability
- Reduce distress from emotional conflict
- Less likely to feel lonely
- Better memory
At an older age sexual intercourse helps them in perceiving things in a better manner and makes them feel active. It also improves concentration by relaxing their brain cells.
Sexual Intercourse as a Confidence Booster
Frequent sexual activity with or without a partner can make you look younger. This is partially due to the release of estrogen hormone during sex. Sex also makes you feel proud of yourself when it comes to satisfaction of your partner because it helps you with you dealing with insecurities you carry about yourself. When your sexual confidence is boosted you automatically feel confident on a personal level as well.
Sexual Intercourse Providing Social Benefits
Sex can help you connect with your partner in a better way. Oxytocin can play a role in developing relationships. What is Oxytocin? Oxytocin is a hormone that acts on organs in the body (including the breast and uterus) and as a chemical messenger in the brain, controlling key aspects of the reproductive system, including childbirth and lactation, and aspects of human behavior. You may find that consistent, mutual sexual pleasure helps with bonding within a relationship.
Coupled partners often have increased relationship satisfaction when they fulfill one another’s sexual desires. You may find positive growth in your relationship when you’re able to express yourself and your sexual desires.
Sex Benefits to Your Body
Sex can benefit you in many factors, from making you flexible to lower your blood pressure. From burning calories to increasing heart health. From reducing heart diseases to increasing libido. Libido refers to sexual desire, or the emotion and mental energy related to sex. Another term for it is “sex drive.” Your libido is influenced by: biological factors, such as testosterone and estrogen levels. psychological factors, such as stress levels.
A study of immunity in people in romantic relationships who had frequent sex (one to two times a week) had more immunoglobulin A (IgA) in their saliva. People who had infrequent sex (less than once a week) had significantly less IgA.
IgA is the antibody that plays a role in preventing illnesses and is the first line of defense against human papillomavirus, or HPV.
An infection that causes warts in various parts of the body, depending on the strain.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Many people with HPV don’t develop any symptoms but can still infect others through sexual contact. Symptoms may include warts on the genitals or surrounding skin.
There’s no cure for the virus and warts may go away on their own. Treatment focuses on removing warts. A vaccine that prevents the HPV strains most likely to cause genital warts and cervical cancer is recommended for boys and girls.
But those who had sex more than three times a week had the same amount of IgA as those who had infrequent sex. The study also informs that anxiety and stress can possibly cancel out the positive effects of sex.
Your body releases oxytocin also called the “love” or “intimacy” hormone, and endorphins during orgasm. The combination of these hormones can act as a sedation.
Better sleep can contribute to:
- a stronger immune system
- a longer lifespan
- feeling more energetic
Another study shows that sexual activity can provide full if not full partial relief from migraines and cluster headaches. Migraines cause severe headache that is unbearable and makes you sense a loss of appetite.
Of people who were sexually active during their attacks:
- 60 percent reported an improvement during a migraine
- 70 percent reported moderate to complete relief during a migraine
- 37 percent reported improvement of symptoms in cluster headaches
- 91 percent reported moderate to complete relief in cluster headaches
Benefits of Masturbation
MASTURBATION- It involves a lot of hand movement and is also known as hand job/masturbation. It is usually performed in form of clitoral play and fingering where your finger enters the vagina and moves in and out using various frequencies of speed. It also includes rubbing of the clitoris in a circular motion and an up and down manner. Manual sex arouses you a lot and makes your partner explore your G-spot.
G-spot is a point where you feel most pleasurable when touched, rubbed, and licked.
Masturbation has its own benefits as compared to sex
- It promotes enhanced sex between partners
- It helps you in exploring your own body
- increased ability for orgasms
- It boosts your confidence while making you feel in a better form
- It increases sexual satisfaction
- It helps you in exploring your body in terms of sexual dysfunction
Masturbation is considered entirely safe with very few health risks. When we do it alone there is no risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Sexual Intercourse is another physical activity that makes you flexible and active. It also helps in completing your sexual desires and maintaining a healthy sexual body. It also increases happiness and understanding of your partner on better terms. It helps in the longevity of life and better memory. Along with that it promotes improved relationships and helps in reducing fights.
So, for a better quality of life maintaining a healthy sex life is very important.
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