Sex in a relationship can be considered as one of those bonuses which affect both partners.
In a loving union, sex can boost the strength of a relationship as well as offer some great health and emotional benefits.
From preventing prostate cancer to improving sleep, sex can do it all, and then some.
In today’s post, we’ll take a look at some of the reasons why you should engage in sex on a more regular basis in your relationship.
- Sex Strengthens Your Immune System
Hitting the sheets for a bit of fun can do wonders for your immune system. Yvonne Fulbright PhD, a sexual health expert says that couples who have more sex on a yearly basis reported less sick days at work. This is because these individuals have higher levels of compounds such as killer T cells which do a great job at defending the body against disease causing pathogens. While sex can certainly strengthen your immune system, it does not protect you from the risk of STDs, therefore you should practice safe sex by wearing a condom.
The next time you have a double date with your favorite couple, just remember that the reason why these two seem to dodge every flu season unscathed could be because they get it on more often than the rest of us!
- Sex Lessens Pain
Inflammation and chronic pain disorders are on the rise. In fact, most doctors are of the agreement that pain disorders are one of the most prevalent pathologies in medicine today.
At the same time, our diet and lifestyles as well as increasing stress levels subject us to conditions such as idiopathic back pain, early onset arthritis, headaches, migraines and more. By engaging in sex in a loving relationship, you’re able to handle pain much better.
During sex, the body releases chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins which buffer the body against heightened pain perception. With time, the body learns to produce these chemicals to manage pain even in the absence of sex as long as it happens for an extended and consistent period.
- Improves Your Mate’s Bladder Control
Research states that about 30 percent of women will suffer from incontinence at one point in their lives. While this sounds almost inevitable, engaging in sex may actually save your partner from experiencing this embarrassing and distressing condition in the future. Regular sex culminating in orgasm tightens pelvic floor muscles, which in the end, makes for better bladder control.
- Better Quality of Sleep
Engaging in sex leads to the release of a hormone called prolactin, which in essence causes muscle tensions to wash away. It also boosts feelings of sleepiness and makes it more likely for you to achieve delta sleep. During this stage of sleep, your body produces HGH, also known as the human growth hormone which leads to a much more relaxed and refreshed feeling upon waking up.
All these reasons should have you running to the bedroom with your partner to knock boots, get it on or whichever term you choose to use. You owe it to your overall health and relationship to have a great sex life. Lastly, make sure you are protecting yourself from STDs by wearing a condom.