7. Reduced depression
Prostaglandin, a hormone found in semen, modulates female hormones. Orgasm releases endorphins, producing a sense of well-being and euphoria.
8. Pain relief
During sex, levels of oxytocin surge five times their normal level, releasing endorphins that alleviate pain. Sex also prompts production of estrogen, which reduces the pain of PMS.
9. Healthier heart
Women who have more sex have higher levels of estrogen, which protects against heart disease.
10. Cure for the common cold
Once-a-week sex produces 30 percent higher levels of immunoglobulin A, which boosts the immune system.
11. Better bladder control
Sex strengthens the pelvic muscles that control the flow of urine.
12. Peppy prostate
Some urologists believe they see a relationship between infrequency of ejaculation in men and cancer in the prostate. In this case solo sex works just as well, but why out on all the other benefits?
13. Shiny hair, glowing skin
For women, extra estrogen from orgasm makes hair shine. Sweat produced during sex cleanses the pores and makes skin glow. Serotonin produces the afterglow of sex.
14. Calming effect
Sex is ten times more effective than Valium, with no side effects. The (Very Sexy) Benefits Of An Empty Nest
15. Relief for a stuffy nose
Really. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can even help combat hay fever and asthma.
16. Firmer tummy and butt
Regular sex can firm your tummy and butt, plus improve posture.
17. Boosts immune system
Endorphins stimulate immune-system cells that fight disease.
18. Forever young
Sex actually slows down the aging process. It lowers cortisol levels in the bloodstream, which reduces stress and slows down the aging process.
19. Protection against Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis
Women who have more sex have higher levels of estrogen, which protects against Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis.
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And finally, do you have any reasons YOU'D like to add to this list? Please comment on this post with your best reasons to have sex and I’ll publish a follow up blog post.
Thanks so much,
Dr. Adam Sheck