You're Keeping Him Healthy! 7 Shocking Benefits Of Sex For Men

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See how you've been saving your guy's life.

Feel like he's always thinking about sex? Well, according to research, he probably is about 19 times a day. But maybe there's a good reason for it: His life could depend on it.

Orgasms can work wonders for your health, from easing your menstrual cramps to lowering your risk of diabetes, but what about your guy? In honor of Men's Health Month, we count down the ways your lovin' is lending him a helping hand.

Make sure he thanks you for keeping him in tip-top shape.

1. Keeps His Ticker Strong
You already make his heart go pitter-patter when you walk into the room, but turns out, you're protecting his heart in other ways too. According to research from Queens University in Belfast, men who have sex three or more times a week cut their heart attack and stroke risk in half. Could this be the trick to keeping the doctor away?

2. Improves His Mood
Sexy time keeps your guy in good spirits. Well, duh. But, in addition to relieving his stress from work, and improving his self-esteem, sex can actually fend off depression by releasing those feel-good endorphins. If he's still bummed about the Yankees' loss, I think you know the solution.

3. Ensures A Good Night's Sleep
Getting enough shuteye is essential to your health, affecting everything from your mood to your weight. One way to ensure he gets enough zzz's? You guessed it, a roll in the hay. Oxytocin, the "love hormone" released during orgasam, is a natural sleep aid, especially for men — which may also explain why he passes out afterward. 

4. Decreases His Prostate Cancer Risk
Having sex regularly may protect your guy from getting cancer later in life. A National Cancer Institute survey found that guys who averaged 21 ejaculations a month had a 33% lower risk of prostate cancer than those with just four to seven ejaculations a month.

5. Erases Pain
For you, the big O can relieve those awful menstrual cramps, but it's also a natural painkiller for your guy. In one study, 48 people inhaled oxytocin vapor and then had their fingers pricked. The oxytocin cut their pain threshold by more than half. Headaches, back pain, you name it — the hormone does wonders. Keep Reading ...

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