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Here Are 11 Science-Approved Reasons Why You Should Have More Sex

We all can agree on the fact that sex is great. When you are having consensual, protected sex for the sake of pleasure, you feel great about yourself, about life, and about everything else in general. However, did you know that there are a number of surprising health benefits of sex?

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Yup, sexy time not only makes you feel great, but has a positive biological impact on your body as well. If you were looking for more reasons to have great sex, then think no more. Today, we are going to be talking about the multiple health benefits of sex that you didn’t know about, but which will definitely make you want to romp in the sheets more frequently!

  1. Regular sex causes weight loss

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Yes. It’s true. All those rumors you have been hearing about sex helping you lose weight is in fact, the absolute, unadulterated truth. After extensive research, scientists have found that having sex with 30 minutes can burn up to 150 calories. Yup. ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY CALORIES.

Do you remember how running on the treadmill for 6 hours only burns like 2 calories? We aren’t surprised though, because sex takes effort, and there is a lot of action involved, so it is only natural that you will be rewarded for your effort with fat loss. In order to lose one pound of body weight, you need to burn 3,500 calories, so I asked my friend to do the math and she said you could lose a pound by having sex 35 times. Aww yuss.

  1. It reduces the risk of heart attacks

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A bunch of enthusiastic American researchers from the New England Research Institute in Massachusetts found that men who have sex at least two times a week saw a 45% decrease in develop heart conditions, and are less likely to suffer from a heart attack in their lives.

For years people have speculated about the exact benefits that sex might have on the body but now we have scientific evidence to prove that sex could reduce the risk of heart failure and other cardiovascular problems, especially in men. This might have something to do with the amount of energy that is spent when one is having sex, which exercises the heart and keeps your healthier.

  1. It is considered a legit cure for insomnia


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This is something that you must have noticed yourself, if you have been lucky enough to engage in great sex during the course of your life. After you have had sex, you usually sleep like a baby. This is not just a coincidence, but also backed up by science and biology.

When you are having sex, your body releases a number of hormones such as oxytocin, endorphins, cortisol, etc. all of which prevent stress, relaxes your body, makes you feel positive, and even confident. This euphoria and ecstasy that you feel during and after sex is something that is great for your brain, especially if you are a patient of insomnia. It helps you sleep soundly through the night, and prevents you from having nightmares and disturbed sleep sessions.

  1. Sex can act as a painkiller for your body

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When you are having sex, your body releases various kinds of endorphins. One of these includes beta-endorphins, which has a morphine-like effect on your body. This in turn, has a numbing and soothing effect on any pain that you might be suffering from in your body, such as headaches, body aches, etc.

This is why you don’t feel pain when you are having sex, and after having sex, you feel great about yourself. If you notice carefully, then you also feel less pain after having sex, than you did before.

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  1. It helps cure depression and anxiety

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Sex makes you happy. This is why people crave sex and this is why people constantly want to have sex. However, it doesn’t make you happy purely from a psychological point of view. Sex has been found to affect problems such as depression and anxiety and stress, on a biological level as well.

The body releases neuropeptides, which soothe your nerves and relaxes your brain and loosens the knots in your muscles, relaxing both your body and your mind. These neuropeptides are essentially the endorphins that I spoke about earlier, which makes helps keep most of the symptoms of depression and anxiety at bay.

  1. Sex actually makes your smarter

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Along with producing happy hormones, your brain also produces dopamine when you are having sex. Dopamine makes your brain sharper, and helps you think more clearly. A lot of research has been conducted in this field, and it has been found that people who have sex regularly had better cognitive skills, better memory and even better retentive capacity than those people who do not have sex regularly.

Having sex regularly also ensures that the neurons in your brain live for longer, thereby preventing memory loss and other age-related issues from messing with your intelligence.

  1. It can keep prostate cancer at bay

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There has been quite a lot of speculation about the effect that sex has on things like prostate cancer, and we are going to clear the air once and for all. Sex does, in fact, keep prostate cancer at bay. Studies have found that the more frequently you ejaculate, the better your genital health is. This combined with the hormonal release and the physical exercise that your body gets during intercourse makes it an effective preventive measure for serious conditions like prostate cancer.

  1. It makes your skin better

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At this point, you can probably hear me screaming “Give me all the sex. Give it to me.” Is there a reason one should be having sex when it literally makes your skin better? Sex is also a form of release, which allows the toxins from your body to flush out. It also releases hormones, and a good regulation of the levels of hormones in your body also stimulates your skin cells, and doesn’t force your sebaceous glands to produce more oils.

Do you know what all of that means? It means glowing, perfect, blemish-free, taut, wrinkle-free skin. If this isn’t all the reason you need to have sex all the time every day, I don’t know what is.

  1. It is one of the best cures for a hangover

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To be honest, the best cure for a hangover is sleeping it off. All the theories you have heard about swallowing a raw egg, drinking water, drinking more alcohol, etc to cure your hangover are all very shady. Another theory is that having sex the morning after you have sloshed out of your mind can act as an effective cure for a hangover. Is this true?

To some extent, yes. When you have an orgasm, your brain is flooded with happy hormones such as oxytocin, which also gives you energy. To some extent, this energy removes your hangover, and it also acts as a distraction from your throbbing head and drowsiness. So effectively, having sex can be considered a reliable cure for a hangover.

  1. It increases mortality. Yup, more sex means you live longer

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Um, Fountain of Youth who? You don’t need anti-aging creams to look young and you don’t need a miracle to live longer. The answer is always, sex. One of the things that we always knew about sex is that it improves immunity. The hormones that are released during sex and after strengthens the antibodies that are present in your blood stream.

Antibodies are the stuff that fights bacteria and virus, and keeps things like colds and flu at bay. However, when you have a stronger immune system, you also have a stronger body, and the chances of other more serious diseases affecting your body also reduce considerably.

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  1. It prevents problems such as irregular periods and erectile dysfunction

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When you have safe, protected sex, you can reap a number of benefits for your body that you didn’t even know about. Apart from colds, flues and prostate cancer, sex also prevents problems like irregular periods and erectile dysfunction from affecting your system.

Erectile dysfunction is surprisingly common; and irregular period is something that can even cause problems as serious as infertility in women. All of this can be avoided when you are engaging in regular and protected sex!

So kids, the moral of the story is that sex is not only for the sake of producing babies, and it can do much more than just put you in a great mood. There are numerous health benefits of sex that should make the experience even more enjoyable for you!

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11 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex You Need To Know About
Sex is great for more reasons than one. Find out all the surprising health benefits of sex that could make you healthier!
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.