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November 05, 2020

By LubeLife Team   |   November 5, 2020  

It’s a three-letter word that carries so much weight: sex. Since the beginning of time, sex has been viewed many as an essential part of everyday living. Obviously without sex, there would be no reproduction but if you look deeper, there are many health benefits to having sex. Shockingly enough, sex can provide benefits that effect a person’s physical, mental, emotional, and psychological state.  

While many people associate sexual health with safe sex, the physical act of having sex continues to be studied, further validating its importance on several aspects of a person’s health. 

How Can Sex Improve my Health? 

There are several sex studies that equate sex with cardiovascular exercise. Before you trade your daily run for extra time in the bedroom, it should be noted that sex is considered very light cardio. Because your heart rate increases during sex, your metabolism begins to kick in. With a faster metabolic rate, your body burns calories faster. When a person is having sex, their body burns twice as many calories as when it is sedentary. 

Although your metabolism increases, those with high blood pressure should consider adding sex to their daily routine. Because sex releases feel good hormones like endorphins, the body naturally relaxes in the process. When the body relaxes, it combats things like hypertension which occurs when a person suffers from high blood pressure. Sex is not a miracle antidote to solve high blood pressure issues but adding to your routine will bring some much-needed fun into your life.  

Along the lines of burning calories, sex has also been linked to heart health. Because the body experiences added stress during sex, the heart works harder to pump blood throughout the body. To a much smaller scale, you could equate sex to interval training. As you change up the rhythm and flow, your heart rate will either increase or dissipate. This exercise is good for the body because stress is something that the heart needs to strengthen itself. 

If you need any more of an incentive, studies have shown that people with active sex lives tend to be those who exercise more. People with an active exercise regime are healthier. Healthier people tend to have more energy to do extracurricular activities like having sex. 

Sex Boosts Immunity

I bet you didn’t know that having sex could boost your immune system. With COVID-19 and flu season happening at the same time, it’s important to find any and all advantages. On a serious note, there have been several studies that have concluded that sex can boost a person’s immune system. 

For example, a study conducted byC. J. Charnetski, Department of Psychology, Wilkes University found a strong correlation between people who had frequently (one to two times per week) and the presence of immunoglobulin A (IgA) in their saliva. For the study, Charnetski split the 112 students in four categories based on sexual activity: none, infrequent (less than once per week), frequent (one or two times per week), and very frequent (three or more times per week). 

Immunoglobulin A is an antibody that plays a vital role in illness prevention and works as a first line of defense against human papillomavirus, otherwise known as HPV.

While there is still much to discover about sex and its effects on immune health, apparently swapping spit with your partner could benefit you in the long run. 

Emotional Benefits of Sex 

Sex not only benefits a person on a physical level but the emotionally as well. When many people think about health, emotional health is rarely if ever considered. Without emotional health, a person can spiral, leading to feelings of depression or loneliness. 

For those in relationships, sex should be viewed as much more than a physical act. Once you’ve found a committed relationship, the person you’re with will naturally want to be viewed as much more than just a sex partner. 

While relationships should not revolve around sex, if you do not have an active sex life with your partner, it can cause them to feel unwanted. Sex and intimacy are often intertwined. When people have sex with each other, it is an expression of their feelings and desires. Not only does your body crave sex but during intercourse, you will fee emotionally connected to your partner in a way that words can’t always express. 

Sex is the ultimate state of vulnerability and when you take all the walls down, that is when the biggest emotional connections occur. 

Having a Healthy Sex Life is Important 

As you can see, having sex is much more than a physical act. Sex can improve so many aspects of your life and should not be viewed as a throwaway activity. When you take sex seriously, it shows your partner that you’re willing to make the ultimate connection with them. If sex is a part of your life, it is important to explore those urges on a deeper level. When with your partner, don’t be afraid to express yourself and what you want. Once your partner understands your desires, the benefits of sex will be even more powerful. 

And while you can have similar benefits to your physical and emotional health without sex, why not get the best of both worlds? 

 


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