General Sexual Health ProblemsBenefits of having Sex

Sex is an important part of a relationship. How much ever you may be loving your partner but without sex, you will be missing something very intimate in your relationship. Sex not only brings a couple closer physically and emotionally but also there are number of other benefits of sex for both men and women.

Regular sex helps keep your immune system active

Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, USA found that students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of antibodies compared to those who didn’t have sex every week. This gives the body the ability to fight against any disease causing microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses etc.

Just sex alone cannot make your immune system strong. You also need to take care several other things in life such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle, consuming healthy food, working out regularly, sleeping well at nights etc.

Helps in better bladder control in women

Women, as they age and get pregnant and/or deliver babies (vaginally or through a C Section) develop incontinence. Incontinence is involuntary leakage of urine. This happens because the muscles in the abdominal area tear and become weak during pregnancy and when delivering the baby. Multiple vaginal births make things even worse and women tend to lose control of their bladder.  Good gynaecologists always recommend women to workout regularly especially focusing on strengthening their pelvic floor muscles.  Strengthening pelvic floor muscles helps in gaining back control on the bladder, reducing the symptoms of incontinence.

Sex helps a good workout to the abdominal region, depending on the position. Working out the abdominal muscles helps in controlling the symptoms of incontinence.

Burns calories, not much but sure, you will spend some energy under the sheets

Sex is a good workout for both the partners. Whether it is a missionary position or any other, energy is surely spent during the play. Regular sex helps you shed good amount of calories every time.

Lowers blood pressure

“One landmark study found that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure”, says Dr. Joseph J. Pinzone, MD and CEO of Amai Wellness.

Usually, people tend to have blood pressure problems as they age. With age goes down the libido and the desire of having sex. Instead, you can turn it around by having a little more sex so that it helps you in multiple ways including controlling the blood pressure.

Reduces pain and inflammation in the body

Dopamine, the ‘happy hormone’ or the ‘feel good’ hormone is released when you see something beautiful or when you do something you like or when you have good sex. “The happy hormone makes you feel good when having good sex and that blocks any pain and inflammation in the body including severe pains such as migraine” says Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran from the Metromale Clinic & Fertility Center in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The stimulations before and during sex can help block back pain, leg pain, menstrual cramps, arthritic pain etc. So, next time when you have a headache, try having sex than a pill.

Reduces the risk of heart attack

Good sex means good balance of hormones in the body. Good balance of hormones means, healthy body including a healthy heart. Imbalance of hormones, whether in male or female bodies can lead to a lot of health issues. Having regular sex can keep the hormones in balance and reduce the risk of dying from heart diseases.

Reduces the risk of prostate cancer

Though a lot more study is needed on this debated topic, medical experts found that, regular ejaculation (either through masturbation or sex) reduces the chances of prostate cancer.  How the link is established is not very clear so far. However, there might be some link when medical experts feel that way, having a little more sex doesn’t hurt, right?

Improves your libido

Did you ever notice that, when you don’t think of having sex or masturbation, the abeyance continues? You can even see that you will have less erections and thoughts about sex. For those who don’t want to sex and reap the benefits of not having sex, it’s alright but for regular players, you need to get on track.

Regular sex helps in producing hormones and keep the balance in the body. This helps in keeping the libido at proper levels. Lower libido can hurt your relationship and may even lead to separation with your partner. Read this article to know about low libido and its causes.

Sex – a big stress buster

Forget everything and get under the sheets with your partner. Whatever in the world might be bothering you, once you keep them aside and enjoy good sex, a lot of changes happen in your mind and body. Sex will take you very far from stress and things that cause it. 

But. there is a catch. You may ask, “when my mind is full of stress causing stuff, how would I even think about having sex?” That’s totally in your hands, mind actually. Just keep them aside, if you drink, have a drink and have a good time with your partner and you will see a world of difference.

Helps you sleep better

Sex helps in releasing dopamine, the feel good hormone. After a good episode of sex, prolactin is released which will help your body rest. You already worked out a little and you will surely feel a little tired. These are more than enough for your body to have a good sleep and really relax while you are asleep.


Sex is good not only for men but women too. It has many physical and mental benefits. Sex keeps a relationship strong and wipes out differences with your partner. However, having one trusted partner is always advisable. By nature, mammals are not monogamous. When you plan to have sex with an unfamiliar person, use a barrier, a condom so that you don’t acquire sexually transmitted infections that may put your life in danger.

Not just the HIV/AIDS, there are several other viral infections that can be transmitted through sex and as we know, there is no cure for any kind of viral infection so far.

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