10 Most Popular Benefits of Sex



Among you, probably many who view sex as only one form needs alone. And beyond that, sex apparently has a variety of benefits that can improve the quality of life and health, both physically and psychologically.
According to experts, there are at least 10 benefits to be gained from sexual activity regularly and correctly. The entire benefit is not just a mere anecdote, but is the result of research supported by scientific evidence.


1. Relieve stress
Researchers from Scotland in research published in the journal Biological Psychology concluded, one of the main benefits for the health of sex is lower blood pressure and relieve stress in general. This conclusion is the result of monitoring 22 men and 24 women were conditioned in a stressful situation. Sexual activity is recorded and the results showed that those who had sex can handle stress better than those who do not have sex. Another study published in the same journal says that regular sexual activity is associated with lower diastolic pressure.
 


2. Increase endurance
Good sex life can indicate good physical health as well. Having sex once or twice a week will increase an antibody called immunoglobulin A or IgA, which can protect you from the flu or an infection.


3. Burn calories
Meurut study, sexual activity for 13 minutes can burn about 85 calories more. It looks like the number is not much. But the count is calculated, if you do it at least 42 times a year (three times a month) means 3.570 calories burned, more than enough to lose 0.5 kg weight. If you have sex an average of one hour, one pound of body weight may be reduced by 21 times sex.
¨ Sex is the greatest models of sport, ¨ comments Patti Britton, PhD, sexologist and president of the American Society of Sexuality Educators and Therapists.


4. Make healthy heart and blood vessels
Although there is a myth that the energy spent worrying during sex can trigger strokes, but researchers England declare that the assumption is not true.
In research published in the Journal Epidemiologycal and Community Health, scientists revealed that regular sex has nothing to do with the stroke on the 914 participants who were followed for 20 years.
Sex benefits for the heart did not stop there. Researchers also revealed that having sex once or twice a week can reduce the risk of fatal heart attack by 50 percent in men, compared with those who had sex less than once a month.


5. Increase self beliefImproving self-confidence is one of 237 reasons people have sex. research was conducted by experts from the University of Texas and published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.


6. Improving intimacy
Having sex and orgasms increases the hormone oxytocin is also called the love hormone. This hormone can help couples build and strengthen the bond and trust each other.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of North Carolina evaluated 59 premenopausal women respond. Participants counted hormone levels before and after contact with their husbands, which ended with hugging. Research shows the more frequent occurrence of touch, the higher the oxytocin levels.
¨ Levels of oxytocin makes us feel like love and tie, ¨ said the researchers.
        


7. Reducing pain
When the hormone oxytocin in the body increases, endorphins are also going up and the pain will be reduced. Therefore, if the head pain, arthritis or symptoms of premenstrual sidrom You may subside after sex, it's more because of the effects of the hormone oxytocin.





8. Press risk of prostate cancer
Australian researchers have revealed that regular ejaculation will reduce the risk of prostate cancer in the elderly. Research published in the British Journal of Urology International.


9. Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles
For women, pelvic floor muscle exercises during intercourse is known as Kegel movement. This movement will give pleasure to both partners, as well as strengthen the muscles and reduce the risk of incontinence in the elderly.



10. Improving the quality of sleep
According to the study, oxytocin is released during orgasm also can stimulate sleepiness. With enough sleep, health would be better because the blood pressure monitor and weight remain controlled.