When you think of the word health what is the first thing that comes to mind? diet? nutrition? fitness? yoga? Maybe a combination of words? Most of us have one area or activity that we associate with health that defines it for us. Some of us focus more on exercise than diet, while others focus more on diet. Health is a holistic harmony of all of life, it’s activities and beauty. If we encompass the true meaning of health we take a step back and realize that diet and fitness are just two aspects in the big picture of health.
Emotional happiness, doing work that fulfills you, living in harmony with people in your life and other aspects can be tacked onto the definition of happiness and still be just as relevant and important as diet and exercise.
Sex is no exception. When you think of the word sex do you think health? or healthy? Most of us don’t. In fact, most of us think “dirty” and “caution” because STD’s are lurking around the corner and sex is the entryway. Sex is often sold short as a pleasurable experience that manifests in the flesh but not much more to it than that. Sex is a complex process in which two humans get to see into the soul of one another. It’s a physical, mental, and spiritually cleansing and purifying experience, if done in a context mean’t to uplift and enrich. Sex can be used in a way to take or to give, depending on the sexual partner. That is your job to determine before getting in bed with anyone. If you choose a sexual partner who is giving and loving then the benefits shared in this article will apply even more so.
Sex (once again, in the right context with the right partner) is a healthy experience for the body, mind, and spirit. When expressed it harnesses something science or humanity can’t quite explain, an energy and essence that benefits both people. It’s healing, nurturing, uplifting and beneficial for many reasons.
Sex Keeps You Healthier in These 10 Ways…
- Helps Keep Immunity Strong: According to Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert, sexually active people take less sick days. Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania have found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the a certain antibody compared to students who had sex less often.
- Lowers Blood Pressure: One study found that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure.”
- Women’s Bladder Control: Good sex is actually a beneficial workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in these muscles, which strengthens them. This allows for more control over the bladder.
- Sex is Exercise, I call it Sexercise!: Sex is a form of exercise. It increases your heart rate, circulation and burns calories.
- Lowers Your Heart Attack Risk: We’ve all seen that seen in a movie where a character has a heart attack. I cringe as my face has a “no, don’t have a heart attack” look on it. Sex increases your heart rate and helps keep it active and healthy.
- Sex Balances Male & Female Hormones: Sex actually helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. These are your male/female dominant hormones.
- Reduces Pain: Instead of taking an aspirin or OTC painkiller reach for your partner instead. Sex actually reduces pain! “Orgasm can block pain,” says Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD, a distinguished service professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. It releases a hormone that helps raise your pain threshold. Stimulation without orgasm can also do the trick. “We’ve found that vaginal stimulation can block chronic back and leg pain, and many women have told us that genital self-stimulation can reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and in some cases even headache,” Komisaruk says. Long story short, sex reduces pain and comes with positive side effects, not negative one’s like every painkiller over the counter.
- May Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk: Keeping the prostate active and healthy may reduce prostate cancer risk according to the journal of the American Medical Association. People who ejaculated more were less likely to get prostate cancer.
- Sleep Better: After an orgasm the hormone prolactin is released. This hormone promotes feelings of relaxation and sleepiness. I know that I fall asleep faster after sex, and now I know why!
- Reduces Stress And Anxiety: Being close to your partner is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. There are hormones that the brain releases to feel less stressed and anxious, and more calm. Intimacy and sex both help in this way. Learn more by reading the health benefits of affection here.If this isn’t enough healthy reasons to have sex more often, i’ll give you another one… Orgasms feel incredibly great. I mean, delicious food and an orgasm are just about two of the best experiences you’ll have on earth. They’re at least both in the top 5!If you’re reading this and want more sex in your sex-life, this is a perfect winning case to send to your partner, so go on and send this to them on facebook. You both need to know what’s in it for your health and happiness! Enjoy putting this health advice into action 😉