10 Health Benefits of Sex for Men

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 19, 2014

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Men wouldn’t need much convincing to the fact that- the more sex you have, the healthier you’ll be. It’s a win-win for them.
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    Taking Too Many Sick Leaves? Have Sex!

    Experts believe that sexually active people take fewer sick leaves. Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the a certain antibody that defends our body against viruses, compared to students who had sex less often. Men wouldn’t need much convincing to the fact that- the more sex you have, the healthier you’ll be. It’s a win-win for them. Image Courtesy: Getty Images



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    Sex Makes Your Heart go Sha-la-la-la

    Literally! A study in the American Journal of Cardiology suggests that men who had sexual activity once a month or less were at 50 percent greater risk of cardiovascular disease than the men who had sex more than once a week. See? We told you! Image Courtesy: Getty Images



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    Sex Fries Your Calories

    The prelude of sex can burn quite lot of calories, depending on your weight and the length and vigor of the lovemaking session. The orgasm however fries only two to three calories due to its brevity. Image Courtesy: Getty Images



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    Sex Makes You Sleep Sound

    The women will frown but will agree to this. Orgasm is a rather effective sleep aid for most men. When you have such a pleasurable alternative, why would someone mess with their mind and body by taking sedatives then? Image Courtesy: Getty Images



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    Anchor Yourself with Sex

    Research at the University of the West of Scotland shows that sex, like exercise, releases anxiety, lowers stress hormones, and can help people cope with mental pressure for at least a week. With that logic, if you will have sex daily, you will always be stress-free. Image Courtesy: Getty Images



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    Sex Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming

    People who have sex once or twice weekly have stronger immune systems than people who have sex less than once a week, according to a study at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania by psychologists Carl J. Charnetski, PhD, and Francis X. So keep yourself going all night long! Image Courtesy: Getty Images



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    Lower that Nagging BP with Sex

    Research suggests a link between sex and lower blood pressure; one landmark study found that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure. That's the first number on your blood pressure test. Image Courtesy: Getty Images



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    Having Sex can Keep Wrinkles Away

    British neuropsychologist David Weeks, MD, of Royal Edinburgh Hospital found that people who reported having sex four times a week looked about 10 years younger than they actually were. Pleasure derived from having loving sex releases hormones, including human growth hormone, that are crucial in preserving youth. Image Courtesy: Getty Images



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    Go for the Gusto to Ward off Prostate Cancer

    Men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) were less likely to get prostate cancer during one study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Though, it’s not clear that sex was the only reason that mattered in that study. Lots of factors affect cancer risk. But more sex won’t hurt. Wink! Image Courtesy: Getty Images



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    To Live Longer, You Must Love Longer

    An Irish study published in the British Medical Journal in 1997 tracked the mortality of 1,000 middle-aged men over the course of a decade and concluded that sexual activity may have a protective effect on health. Image Courtesy: Getty Images



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    Be Happy with Lots of Sex

    An Australian survey of 5,000 people showed that married men are 135 percent more likely to report happiness than single men, while only 52 percent of married women are happier than unmarried women. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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