Know How Sex Affects Your Body in 10 Ways

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 21, 2014

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Having sex is not only about pleasure. It has numerous effects on our body and our overall health.
  • 1

    Sexercising

    Sex is mostly linked with pleasure. But what if unknowingly you were extracting some health benefits too from this pleasurable activity? Yes, having sex relieves you from stress and helps you burn calories at the same time. Surely, this is one exercise you wouldn’t mind doing.

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  • 2

    Improves Cardiovascular Health

    It has been proven in a study that having sex regularly puts you at a lower risk of having a heart attack. People who have sex twice a week are at a much lesser risk of facing cardiovascular issues that people who have it only once a month.

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  • 3

    Relieves Stress

    People who have an active bedroom life are much more likely to deal with stress efficiently in comparison to people who take stress to their bedrooms. Having sex relieves you off the stress and tension which you have gathered while sitting all day long at the office.

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  • 4

    Improves Immunity

    Having sex increases the level of immune-boosting antibody immunoglobulin A (IgA) in your body which makes your body stronger and lets you fight against diseases like cold and flu.

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  • 5

    Relieves Pains and Aches

    If a headache has occurred and you plan to skip having sex tonight, don’t do that. Instead, have sex and you shall be relieved from the pain. When you have an orgasm the level of hormone oxytocin increases inside your body and consequently relieves you off the pain.

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  • 6

    Let’s You Live Longer Life

    During sex, a hormone called dehydroepiandrosterone is released which helps the damaged tissues repair, enhances immunity and keeps your skin glowing. People who experience orgasm more often live longer than people who avoid sex on most days.

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  • 7

    Improves Blood Circulation

    While having sex your heart beats faster and pumps fresh blood to the body. All organs of the body receive fresh blood removing all the toxins from the body.

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  • 8

    Gives You a Good Night's Sleep

    Having sex relaxes you and gives you a good sleep. The sleep after sex is much sounder and refreshing than your normal sleep.

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  • 9

    Burns Calories

    Burning calories at the gym may not interest you so much. But having sex gives you an opportunity to mix pleasure with work out. A half an hour session of love making can burn 80 calories and help you reduce your waistline.

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  • 10

    Strengthens Pelvic Floor Muscles

    Having sex is like a workout session for your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, the muscles contract strengthens them.

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  • 11

    Reduces risk of Prostate Cancer

    Men who ejaculate more are less likely to have prostate cancer. The research showed that men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month were at a much lesser risk of the disease.

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