It was the teaches of Peaches that alerted us to the fact that we could always fuck the pain away… A catchy hook that actually has plenty of truth to it.

Here are 21 reasons to have more sex.

1 Prostate cancer
Research suggests that frequent ejaculations (at least five times per week) in males reduces the risk of prostate cancer.

2 Keeping fit
Sex is good for your heart activity and, if you do it right, will tone your muscles as you burn about 200 calories in half an hour. If you make love three times a week, you can burn up to 600 calories in total. Way more fun than the gym, eh?

3 Relieves headaches
Sex releases a hormone called oxytocin, which increases the level of endorphins and acts as a natural painkiller.

4 Fight depression
Women who have regular orgasms are generally more relaxed, less depressed, also physically and emotionally more satisfied. Sex assists with creating better sleep patterns and relaxes nervous tension by producing, serotonin in the brain – which controls mood elevation.

5 Keeps you young
Sex is cheaper than botox and can help you to look at least 10 years younger. In his book, “Secrets of the super young,” Dr. David Weeks, a psychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland, compiled the lifestyle of about 3,500 people, aged 18 to 102 years. Respondents were having sex at least three times a week and they all seemed to appear years younger than their actual ages.

6 Protects against incontinence
In women, regular sex promotes exceptional health of the pelvic floor, thereby reducing the risk of age-related incontinence.

7 Heals the mind
Sex is a way of communicating with all your senses and feelings. A meeting place where creativity intersects, healing and peace.

8 Makes you happy
People who are sexually active are generally happier (which is great for the immune system) and less prone to depression.The moments of pleasure and affection that we share with our partner remains invaluable. Economists from the University of Warwick had fun comparing how sex and money contributed to happiness. After interviewing 16,000 people, the main finding is that those who are happiest are also those who have sex the most.

9 Helps you to sleep
Lack of sleep has a negative impact on our daily lives. For insomnia, experts recommend, among other things, to quit alcohol and caffeine, watch TV less often and take a relaxing bath before going to bed. Sex can be added to this list of tips for sleeping well. Men fall asleep almost instantly after sex, and toxins released during the act have a tranquilizing effect on women.

10 Clears your skin
Sex releases a flood of hormones in the body, called “hormones of happiness” that contain testosterone. With age, testosterone levels decrease. So having sex provides a good level of testosterone in the body. This hormone plays another important role: it keeps the bones and muscles healthy, not to mention the youthful appearance of the skin.

11 Protects against breast cancer
Orgasm can help to prevent the onset of breast cancer. An Australian study suggests that breast stimulation in women releases a hormone called oxytocin. The precise study states due to oxytocin being released in large quantities during orgasm, frequent sexual activity could have a protective role against this type of cancer.

12 Protects against cardiovascular disease
Sex is very beneficial for your heart. A study at Queen’s University Belfast shows that enjoying sex three times a week reduces by half the risk of heart attack or stroke. In women, sex increases the production of estrogen, known to fight against heart disease. And there’s good news for men too: another study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health says that sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack; 50% more compared to men who have sex only once a month.

13 Improves esteem
The more you have sex the more you’ll crave it. To enhance sexual arousal, the body gives off a very large amount of pheromones, which, like an aphrodisiac, make you even more attractive for your partner. Feeling wanted makes us feel attractive – an excellent tonic for our self-esteem!

14 Increases self-control
Having sex regularly soothes and reduces stress. It provides mutual fulfillment and self-confidence among both partners. A recent study in Scotland showed that sexually active people are more likely to keep their cool and manage stressful situations.

14 Protects against Influenza and asthma
According to researchers, having sex once or twice a week increases the production of antibodies (immunoglobulin A) that protects us from viral infections such as Influenza. Sex is a natural antihistamine: it fights asthma as well as hay fever.

16 Increases your lifetime
Sex not only makes you feel younger but research shows it can actually slow the aging process. When you reach orgasm, the body secretes DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone or prasterone), a hormone known to improve the health of the immune system, while also repairing tissue that helps keep skin supple. DHEA also promotes the production of other hormones such as estrogen, which can prolong life by improving cardiovascular health.

17 Invigorates your pelvis
Kegel exercises involve contracting and relaxing the pelvic muscles. Experts recommend that women practice kegels every day to prepare for the demands of pregnancy. However, in order for results to be effective, your pelvic muscles must be exercised daily. Fortunately, there is another way to strengthen these muscles. In fact, without realizing it, making love tones your pelvis. And the more the muscles are toned, the greater the pleasure during sex is.

18 Protects against mental illness
According to a study, sperm, when absorbed by a woman, assists with regulating her hormones and thereby reducing the risk of mental illness.

19 Heals back pain
It has been shown in studies that vaginal stimulation has the effect of increasing tolerance to pain. Self-stimulation of the clitoris also exerts an analgesic effect. According to researchers, this type of stimulation can relieve pain caused by menstrual cramps, arthritis, back pain and various other ailments.

20 Protects against cavities
Kissing each day keeps the dentist away. Saliva cleanses and decreases the level of acid which causes cavities and prevents against dental plaque. According to a French study, analgesic, in saliva, called Opiorphin relieves physical pain and inflammation-related pain.

21 Eases the symptoms of Sickle cell disease
During intercourse, the heart beats faster and thus increases the oxygen level in the blood and the rate of blood flow. These two natural responses help to prevent sickling of red blood cells and thrombosis.