Eating delicious food, getting a good night’s sleep and sexy times. Some may say these are three of the best things EVER! And not only can it be a lot of fun, but there are some MAJOR HEALTH benefits of sex that we never knew about!
Check out these 7 ways sex can improve your health!
7 health benefits of sex the doctors won’t tell you!
1. Pain relief
In a 1980s study, research found that when they experienced an orgasm, women’s pain tolerance thresholds increased by nearly 75 per cent. So next time you have a headache or cramp, ditch the Panadol and head to the bedroom!
2. Combats stress
When we have sex, happy hormones called endorphins are released so we immediately feel less stressed. Couples who have sex more frequently also have fewer blood-pressure spikes and react to stressful situations in a healthier way.
3. Helps you bond with your partner
When we’re physically intimate with our partner, the love hormone oxytocin is released and that can help increase those romantic feelings between the two of you.
Are you a fan of cuddling post-sex? Well studies have also shown that couples who spend extra time with each other after sex release even more oxytocin and are more satisfied in their relationship.
4. A healthy heart
Whoever said sex isn’t exercise is WRONG! Our heart rate is up when we’re getting busy, so it builds our cardiac stamina and gives the heart a workout, nice!
5. Immune system
Feel the sniffles coming on? Well sex may be the medicine you need!