5 Reasons Why Sex Is So Important
STRENGTHEN YOUR TICKER
No not your tickler, your ticker. Researchers at the British Royal University found that when they had examined a group of men leading sexually active live they had a much lower risk of having either heart attacks or strokes. The hormones released during sex can physiologic benefits.
“They produce a healing effect on the whole body, improve digestion and expand blood vessels. Rhythmic motion during sex and delightful cramps improve the muscle tone, especially stomach muscles,” said Dr. Alexander Poleyev, professor in the Institute of Psychoanalysis at the Moscow State University.
ORGASMS FOR PAIN RELIEF
During an orgasm, the body releases a hormone known as oxytocin. Among other things, oxytocin is responsible for other sexual functions and can also be a powerful pain killer. According to a study by Beverly Whipple, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, when women had an orgasm “the pain tolerance threshold and pain detection threshold increased significantly by 74.6 percent and 106.7 percent respectively.”
FIGHTS AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER
Research has found that frequent ejaculations may lead to a lower risk of prostate cancer later in life. The Journal of American Medical Studies published an article which found that men who had 21 or more orgasms a month were 30 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who has less than 10 per month. The study was conducted by Michael Leitzman, a cancer researcher at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
Laura Berman, the director of the Berman Women’s Wellness Center of Beverly Hills, California found that the endorphins released during sex can actually promote a better night’s sleep.
“We also found that sexual satisfaction not only is a stress reliever but impacts intimacy. Taking a vacation together, going on a date night a week, taking care of yourself, exercising,” Berman said. “All of that will do great things for your stress levels, to alleviate depression, to enhance your relationship, which really enhances your quality of life and your sense of wellbeing, which will all contribute to your sleep.”
IT CAN MAKE YOU SMARTER
Dr. Jens Forster at University of Amsterdam and Jacobs University Bremen found that people who thought about sex often, had better critical thinking skills than those who didn’t.
Furthermore, Forster and her team discovered accelerated brain cell growth in sexually active lab rats as compared to their virgin control counterparts. While the basis for the study is derived from the conclusions of lab rat testings, research has shown that in the past 10 years, findings conclude that there is a correlation between sexual activity which releases positive chemicals in the body and promotes healthy brain cell growth.