Sex makes you smarter, as scientific research showed this week. And that is not the only reason why sex is good for you. Lustplugs lists t...

10 Reasons Why Sex Is Good For You

By May 04, 2019

Sex makes you smarter, as scientific research showed this week. And that is not the only reason why sex is good for you. Lustplugs lists ten scientific studies that all show the same thing: sex is healthy and here are the reasons.
10 reasons why sex is good for you

1. It is a good workout
During a study last year, people were equipped with an armband that measured their energy consumption. The decision by the researchers: "Sexual activity is - at least in some cases - a serious training."

2. Sex makes you happy
Studies show that sex makes us happier, are numerous. But a recent study shows that we are the happiest when we think we have more sex than our friends. "Happiness is positively proportional to your own sexual frequency, but inversely proportional to the sexual frequency of others," the researchers said.

3. You live longer
A scientific study of men of average age in Wales showed a link between the number of orgasms and the chance of dying. The risk of dying for men who had an orgasm at least twice a week was fifty percent lower than for men who did it less than once a month. Another study, among women, showed that for them, especially quality, and not quantity, is a determining factor for a longer life.

10 reasons why sex is good for you

4. Sex prevents heart disease
A study published in the American Journal of Cardiology shows that men who have sex at least twice a week are less likely to have heart disease than those who do it less often. There would also be a similar connection for women.

5. It reduces the risk of cancer
Sex can reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer. According to scientists, this is due to the release of the hormones oxytocin and DHEA before and during orgasm. For men, the connection is impressive. Research shows that the risk of prostate cancer decreases by 15 percent with each increase with three ejaculations per week.

6. It reduces stress
Not that we need science to prove this, but it has been researched several times. Sex has a stress-reducing effect due to the release of oxytocin in an orgasm. A small side note: masturbation does not reduce stress.

7. Sex is a natural painkiller
Headache is not a good excuse to abstain from the act. Research has shown that an orgasm can relieve migraines, back pain and menstrual pain. This too has to do with the release of hormones such as oxytocin and endorphins.

8. It gives you confidence
Bad sex can make you feel bad - but good sex does the opposite, especially with women. A study of young married women, which appeared in Planned Parenthood, found that positive sexual experiences increase self-confidence. And masturbation also proved good for self-confidence.

9. It is good for the immune system
Whoever has sex once a week has a higher immunoglobulin level, according to a 1999 study. Immunoglobulins are antibodies that prevent infections. A negative point: if you have sex more often, the number of antibodies starts to decrease again.

10. Sex makes you smarter
Recent studies show that sex is good for the brain. Report number one comes from a group of Koreans and Americans who observed rats. Rats that had a lot of sex created new neurons in the brain. That is related to a working memory. Rats that have sex are getting smarter. A second study, in November, focused on mice. In mice, sex led to better performance in memory tests.

*Disclosure: This is a collaborative post *

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