5 Health Benefits Of Having Sex

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5 Health Benefits Of Having Sex [EXPERT]
Why hit the gym when you can work out in bed?
  • Foreplay: Even your "warm-up" burns calories. You can burn up to 25 calories every 15 minutes of foreplay based on a 150 pound person.
  • Massage: A sensual massage can burn up to 80 calories per hour, and is obviously a fun and enjoyable activity for both partners.
  • Performing oral sex: Can burn up to 100 calories per half an hour. 
  • Having an orgasm: If you want to top off the calorie-burning, reaching orgasm can burn an additional 60 to 100 calories. To increase this count, you don't have to stop at just one.

The secret to burning more calories during sex is easy: Put more time, passion and energy into your activity and enjoy the benefits!

 

3. Sex helps you live longer. They say that an active sex life slows the aging process, and it has been proven that men who have regular sex will actually reduce the risk of heart attack. Any caring partner that knows sex lowers blood pressure and boosts cardio health should encourage frequent sex, right? Sex can reduce the risk of fatal heart attack, increase immunity and improve cardiovascular health.

With all of these benefits combined, you will live longer than those who do not engage in regular sex. Studies have revealed that regular sex can extend one's life span by up to 7-8 years! I don't know about you, but I'll take more sex over a casket any day of the week. 

4. Sex improves self-esteem. Do you want to know why the men and women in those Viagra commercials are all smiling, whistling, jumping and skipping while walking to work? Sexual activity actually improves one's self-esteem. A major reason why many people choose to have sex is to feel better about themselves; it's a great side effect especially when you need a little boost.

5. Sex lowers risk of cancer. It may relieve men to know that increased ejaculations will lower the risk of prostate cancer. Studies have shown that guys in their 20s who "get off" five or more times a week reduce their risk of getting prostate cancer by a third, whereas older men with 21 or more ejaculations per month were linked to lower prostate cancer.

A 1989 study in France found that women who had less sex or no sex at all had three times the risk of breast cancer compared to those that had sex more frequently.

If you want to live a healthier, longer and happier life, sex is a great solution.

 

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