Many people may not stop to wonder if there are additional benefits of sex beyond the incredible way it makes them feel. Few things feel as good as having sex with someone you connect to on the most intimate level. However, there are other great reasons to have an active sex life. Here are just five of the many benefits of having sex.
1. Decreasing depression and anxiety.
Research has shown that having sex regularly reduces daily stress and can decrease overall feelings of depression and anxiety. Sexual activity and especially orgasms causes chemicals to be released in your brain that increase happiness. It also provides a physical outlet for frustration and increases your feelings of human connection, all of which are good for battling depression and anxiety.
You may have read that exercise is an excellent way to relieve stress and subsequently reduce depression and anxiety. Having sex regularly works the same way — it provides a physical outlet and increases the production of dopamine, often referred to as the pleasure chemical, into your neuroreceptors.
2. Better Sleep
Having an orgasm provides a higher level of relaxation than you typically experience. It puts your body into a state that makes it easy for you to fall asleep. In addition to the dopamine, your body also produces increased amounts of oxytocin and prolactin, which are both hormones that work to relax the body and put you to sleep. The increased relaxation chemicals, along with the exhaustion that comes after physical exertion, create the ideal sleepy state.
3. Natural Pain Relief
The hormones released in your body, both during sexual stimulation and orgasm, are natural pain blockers. Engaging in sexual activity that culminates in an orgasm can alleviate headaches and menstrual cramps. Regular sex is recommended for people suffering from chronic pain as long as the sex itself isn’t a cause of pain. Depending on the source of chronic pain, different sexual positions can relieve the increase in pain.
4. Lower Blood Pressure
Having regular sex can lower your blood pressure. Stress and anxiety are common sources of high blood pressure. It’s often recommended that patients try meditation, yoga, and other forms of relaxation that will help them decrease the amount of stress they feel daily. However, there are few natural stress relievers more powerful than sex. The release you’ll experience when you have an orgasm, as well as the aforementioned chemicals, will lower your blood pressure and keep your heart healthy.
5. Increased Intimacy
Not all sexual relationships are positive ones, but if you and your partner work together to make each experience mutually satisfying, sex can increase the intimacy between you. Having regular sex with your partner is one way to share something that isn’t shared with anyone else, which creates a deeper bond. Sex can be a way to learn more about each other and to explore new things together.
Sometimes, maintaining a regular sex life can be difficult for a variety of physical and mental reasons. As men age and their testosterone levels naturally decrease, they may experience difficulty with getting and maintaining an erection, which can put a strain on their relationship and deprive them of all the benefits sex has to offer. Leading Edge Health has a line of all-natural products designed to boost men’s testosterone levels, sex drive, and performance. You can go online and read the Erectin review or another free article to learn more about this product and how it can help you relish in the benefits of sex.
It’s important to note that the prevalence of sexual dysfunction is very high, especially among aging men. Whether the problem is trouble attaining an erection or retrograde ejaculation, be understanding and open with your partner. Support him as he looks into products that can help him regain his sexual prowess. This, too, will increase the intimacy between you.
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