Good sex and health go hand in hand. Like all bodily functions, your health and wellbeing influence your sex drive. If your health is poor, so will your sex life be. It is generally accepted that the components of good heath are exercise, proper diet, adequate rest, preventive medicine, immediate treatment of any conditions that may exist, as well as psychological, spiritual and sexual wellbeing. Many people acknowledge sex feels good, but few are aware that it is also good for their health.
Making love and achieving orgasm boost blood circulation, improve skin tone, strengthen the immune system, release tension, and promote psychological health, according to many research findings. Doctors attest to this and encourage their patients to remain sexually active even when they are ill. Sex has also been shown to relieve the minor pain of headaches and arthritis and other complaints such as backache, possibly because the brain releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, during orgasm.