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1. De-stress Sex helps you reduce stress. When deep breathing exercises
fail to de-stress you, sex will do the needful. During sex your body produces dopamine, a substance that
fights stress hormones, endorphins, aka “happiness
hormones” and oxytocin, a desire-enhancing hormone
secreted by the pituitary gland. In a study, published in the Public Library of Science journal,
three neuroscience researchers conducted a test on male
rats and found that the sexually active rats were less anxious
than rats with no sexual activity. 2. Great Form of Exercise Making love is a form of physical activity. During intercourse,
the physiological changes in your body are consistent
with a workout. You must have noticed that the respiratory
rate rises, which means you get tired. Hence, you burn calories.
If you have sex three times a week for 15 minutes (but we know
you can do better than that) you’ll burn about 7.500 calories
in a year. That’s the equivalent of jogging 75 miles!
Heavy breathing raises the amount of oxygen in your cells,
and the testosterone produced during sex keeps your bones
and muscles strong. 3. Lowers high blood pressure Hugs and sex can improve your blood pressure. Sex reduces
diastolic blood pressure, that is, the bottom number while
reading blood pressure. Researchers with the University of Paisley conducted
an experiment on the same. They concluded that sex improves
blood pressure. 4. Builds your immunity Trying to fight the sniffles? Sex is the answer to fight
cold and other health problems; sex can boost your immunity.
Immunoglobulin A, an antigen that fights the flu increases
when the frequency of sex increases. 5. Makes You Look Younger Making love three times a week can make you look 10 years
younger, claims a Scottish researcher. “It’s good
for you to have good sex, ” says David Weeks, a clinical
neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, whose
study on the effects of sex on aging appears in his book,
Secrets of the Superyoung. 6. Healthy heart Sex helps you burn calories but it can also improve your
heart. Sex will take care of stroke and heart attacks, you
just have to enjoy the moment. Scientists with New England Research Institute examined
the effect of sex on the heart. The study concluded that
men are 45 percent less likely to experience cardiovascular
diseases. But the study fails to study the effect of sex
on a woman’s heart. 7. Pain relief Pleasure is the measure to beat out the pain. Do you experience
migraines and body pain? Well sex is the answer. But if you
experience back pain, it is best to consult a doctor. Dr. George E. Erlich, an arthritis specialist from Philadelphia
conducted a study on the link between arthritis and sex.
He narrows down that patients who engaged in sex experienced
less pain. 8. Builds trust and intimacy The act of sex spikes the hormone oxytocin; this hormone
is responsible for your happiness and love. If your feel
your relationship is falling out, there is trust or you’re
worried that your partner will stray away, then sex will
dispel these doubts. The hormone oxytocin builds trust
and brings couples closer, and cupid too. 9. Less chances of cancer Regular ejaculation reduces your chances of developing
prostate cancer. In an Australian study men who ejaculated
21 times a month were least likely to develop cancer. It
is further supported by other researches that sexual intercourse
reduces the risk of prostrate cancer. 10. Stronger pelvic muscles Sex involves the use of several muscles; hence regular
sexual intercourse can help you develop stronger pelvic
muscles. Further, since the act of sex involves a range
of muscles, it also helps strengthen these muscles

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