People have been having sex for procreation and enjoyment purposes since time immemorial. However, studies conducted by researchers and scientists have revealed that sex also has health benefits!
Sex reduces risk of having incontinence
Sexual intercourse strengthens the pelvic floor muscles of women. When women orgasm, the muscles contract and relax, thus becoming stronger. Consequently, this prevents chances of having urine incontinence and strengthens bladder control. Incontinence affects approximately 30% of women at least once in their lives.
Reduces the risk of getting prostate cancer
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, men who ejaculated frequently had less risk of getting prostate cancer. According to the study, men who orgasm frequently through intercourse or masturbation had low chances of developing prostate cancer.
It reduces chances of getting the flu
According to a 2009 study conducted by Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, people who were sexually active had higher levels of immunoglobulin A. Immunoglobulin defends the body against flu causing organisms and bacteria. The study discovered that Immunoglobulin A levels rose by 30% in people who had intercourse at least once or twice a week.
It helps deal with kidney stones
Engaging in sex at least 3 to 4 times a week helps with the spontaneous passage of kidney stones. This is according to a study conducted by the Clinic of Ankara Training and Research Hospital in Turkey. Having regular sexual intimacy can help deal with the condition of Kidney Stones.
It reduces stress
Kissing, cuddling and having sexual intercourse reduces stress because it activates the release of oxytocin, which boosts a person’s mood. A study published in the Journal Biological Psychology discovered that people who had sex the previous night reacted better to stressful situations.
Reduces risk of getting stroke
Sex reduces the risk of getting stroke in middle aged men, according to a study conducted by the University of Bristol.
Sex reduces pain
Having orgasms can reduce leg pain and back pain. Some women have shared that vaginal stimulation through masturbation also reduces menstrual cramps.