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Why Sex is Good for Your Health: Benefits of Sex

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Do you know any health benefits of sex? How do you feel when you have good sex? 

Good sex (solo and partnered) has several, several benefits. I mean, think about it! We weren’t born with sexual feelings and sex hormones for nothing. Most of us are sexual beings. When we have good sex, we enjoy every bit of the experience. 

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When you share a sexy, intimate moment with your partner(s), oxytocin is released. It is a bonding hormone that fosters trust and openness. During arousal, let’s say you are watching a sexy pornographic video, looking at hot pictures, listening to a sexy audio or voicenote, kissing, touching, etc., oxytocin levels increase. The more oxytocin is released, the more intense your orgasm will be. The levels reach a peak during an orgasm. It makes you feel closer to your partner(s) and improves the health of your relationship. It is the reason why you need to have regular sex. 

The release of dopamine (“feel-good” hormone) is another benefit of sex. It is produced in response to erotic stimulation and arousal and makes you enjoy the experience. That’s not all! Serotonin is also released, and it regulates your mood, sleep, and memory. 

The Health Benefits of Sex

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  1. A Natural Pain Painkiller and Stress Reliever

Good sex triggers the release of endorphins that relieve pain (migraines and cluster headaches). It also relieves stress and puts you in a more relaxed state. 

  1. Regular sex boosts the immune system

Having sex once to twice weekly can boost immunity because of an increase in IgA levels. IgA is the first line of defence against infections like human papillomavirus (HPV). 

  1. Sex Improves Heart Health and Lowers Blood Pressure

Having good, satisfactory sex twice or more times a week can lower your risk of heart attack. 

  1. Regular sex reduces the risk of prostate cancer 

Males who frequently ejaculate (more than 20 times a month during masturbation or partnered sex) have a lower risk of prostate cancer. 

More Benefits of Good Sex

  1. Good sex makes you sleep better
  2. increases sexual desire or libido 
  3. Lowers blood pressure
  4. Improves memory
  5. Boosts self-esteem
  6. Strengthens the pelvic floor muscles
  7. Regular sex increases your lifespan

Sexual Health 

It is important to note that while sex has many benefits, it needs to happen under the right conditions, with mandatory consent and under no form of violence, discrimination, or harm. Sexual intercourse can result in pregnancy when a vulva owner is ovulating. Hence, there’s a need for contraception if you don’t intend to get pregnant or impregnate your sexual partner(s).

STI prevention and treatment is also an important aspect of sex that can overshadow the benefits of good sex. So, get tested regularly (a minimum of once a year) and when there’s a possibility of exposure to STIs because of unsurety about condom usage, forgetfulness to use a condom, or condom breakage. Importantly, stay strapped! Carry a pack of condoms or a sex essentials kit everywhere you go!

STI prevention and treatment is also an important aspect of sex that can overshadow the benefits of good sex. So, get tested regularly (a minimum of once a year) and when there’s a possibility of exposure to STIs because of unprotected sex or condom breakage.

Most importantly, stay strapped! Carry a pack of condoms or a sex essentials kit everywhere you go.

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CERTIFIED SEX COACH

Ami Shikah is a Certified Sex Coach, clinical sexologist, and radio personality with an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Management. She loves anything and everything sex as long as it is consensual, pleasurable and free of any form of discrimination, harm or violence. On this blog, her aim is to promote sexual literacy, provide a source of arousal, and promote sexual wellness. If you need to talk to a sex professional about your sexual concerns or issues, she is the one to talk to. She can help you solve your sexual problems. She will help you have the most amazing sexual experiences and live the sex life of your dreams. Sex is a basic need and a natural part of who we are as human beings. Exercise your right to sexual pleasure today! Email her at amishikah@gmail.com for a complimentary sex coaching session.

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