Reasons Why Sex Is Good For You And Your Partner

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 14:54 -- zena

We already know that sex is good because it makes us feel good but then again, there are actually other reasons as to why sex is beneficial not just for you but also for your partner. Sexual health has been the topic of many researchers for a long time and it is no wonder that there are many who have proven that couples who have less sexual activity have less health benefits. Since sexual activity involves the use of our body, we need to understand that it involves the use of our different systems as well – such as the circulatory, nervous and muscular system. In fact, even the brain gets to be stimulated during the act of love making too.

Literally, sexual activity is a form of work out. Unfortunately, most people who become busy with their careers and many other things think of sex as a form of luxury that can either choose to not have or have than something of necessity when it comes to our wellness. Another common misconception about sex is that it is only for the young and filled with vigor. When in fact, many researchers have shown that it can be more beneficial to people as they grow older. But if you still need more incentive to have a go at it with your partner as often as possible, then here are some reasons as to why you shouldn't take sex so lightly.

Sex helps lessen heart attacks and strokes

Although many people say that when older men have sex with younger women, they are most likely to get a stroke and a heart attack, such cases have not been 100 percent proven yet. Most of them are just claims. Estimate shows that this happening only occurs about one in a million. No, I am not saying that I am encouraging older men to have a go with their younger partners all the time. All I am saying is that research shows that having sex several times a week may cut your risk of a heart attack or stroke in half. Somehow, sex releases feel good hormones which will get more blood moving through the blood vessels.

Sex helps lower blood pressure and stress

They say that when you are stressed out, you should have sex often in order to respond better to it. Stress kills and what better way to combat it than to have regular sexual intercourse with your partner? In fact, even a simple hug from your partner can do wonders for you. Yes, I am not kidding. It helps lower blood pressure and heart rates especially in pre-menopausal women. Touch is very important. You don't really need an orgasm all the time in order to feel better. Just simply cuddling your partner or with your partner will do.

Sex helps reduce depression

This is why people who are single forever and don't get to have regular sexual intercourse often live sad lives. They can say that they happy because of other reasons but sexually, they aren't. The feel good hormones which are produced during sex helps keep depression at bay. It is also said that women whose partners don't wear condoms during sex feel less likely depressed than those who did. Why? Well, blame it on the men's semen. Believe it or not, semen contains a hormone called prostaglandin. This hormone which when absorbed by the women's sexual organ acts like an antidepressant. But then again, I am not saying that couples should start avoiding condoms for the risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases are still at large.

Sex helps prevent osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common disease. It is a bone disease which they say is more common for women but did you know that people who actually have regular sexual activity have higher testosterone levels which is somehow linked to a lower risk of osteoporosis and other bone problems? Although this might sound like good news though, I heard that more studies are needed to prove this theory.

In the end, it is still up to you to believe the reasons that I have stated in this article or not. Honestly, I will never understand why people would choose not to have sex when it is actually one of the most pleasurable activities that couples can do together. Regular sex can actually keep your genital organs in good working order and I have heard that if you abstain from any sexual activity for long periods of time then it might lead to the following:

Erectile dysfunction for older men which researchers have found out to be present among men aged 55 to 75 who only have intercourse less than once a week while for women, vaginal atrophy can happen. It often occurs during menopause which results the thinning and inflammation of the vaginal walls. This in the end can cause pain and irritation. Regular sex actually keeps the vagina well lubricated and in good working order as a woman goes past menopause. I am not yet in my 50s but I know a lot of older couples who have already veered away from sexual practices. I am sure they will try to get back into the game once they realize what they are missing.

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Zena Alethea Teofilo

Zena is an online English teacher. She enjoys writing and drawing during her free time. She writes many different articles and stories every day. Some are erotic in nature while others are informative. Writing for this website has opened her to a new world of possibilities. She is happy to share her thoughts and opinions about many things in life. She just hopes that many people are satisfied with her work for she aims to please.