In my opinion there is no need to convince you to have sex. It’s a unique little something that is hard-wired into our brains with couple of exclusions. People simply enjoy it!
Sex is indeed a lot of fun, and on top of it, it can help you improve your health! There’s a lot that happens in your body when you have an orgasm. Most, if not all of it is good! Here’s how it improves your health:
1. Orgasms keep you young.
Forget plastic surgery. According to Dr. David Weeks, a clinical psychologist and former head of age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, middle aged men and women who reported having sex regularly were 50% more likely to appear younger than their counterparts who did not have sex.
2. Orgasms stimulate your brain.
Sex gets the blood flowing, that’s for sure, and that includes to your brain. Last August, researchers at Rutgers asked female subjects to masturbate while in an MRI machine to measure the flow of blood.
They found when the women achieved orgasm, blood flow to the brain increased, allowing more nutrients and oxygen to reach the brain.
3. Orgasms help you live longer.
Back in 1997, researchers in the United Kingdom decided to examine the relationship between orgasms and mortality.
They studied 918 men between the ages of 45 and 59 and found that those who died from heart disease had dramatically fewer orgasms than those who didn’t. Sexual activity, they found, has a direct impact on men’s health.
4. Orgasms can help men get over colds faster.
One study, admittedly with a very small sample of 11 men, asked men to masturbate to orgasm. Blood was drawn throughout the process, and researchers found that sexual arousal and orgasm increased the presence of leukocytes, a “killer” cell that boosts the immune system. This helps you get over your colds faster.
5. Orgasms relieve pain.
“There is some evidence that orgasms can relieve all kinds of pain, including pain from arthritis, pain after surgery and even pain during childbirth,” said Lisa Stern, a nurse practitioner who works with Planned Parenthood, in an interview with Woman’s Day earlier this month. This is a result of pain-killing oxytocin.
6. A man’s orgasm can make women less depressed.
Okay, this is a very controversial finding, but in a study of college students in relationships at the State University of New York in Albany found that women who had sex without condoms were less likely to be depressed than those who used protection or abstained from sex.
Of course, I don’t recommend having unprotected sex with people with whom you are not tested and fully monogamous.
7. Orgasms make your partner less likely to cheat.
One study conducted in Germany found that oxytocin, which is released when you orgasm, causes heterosexual men to be less likely to cheat and increases their attraction to their partner.
How is this a health benefit? Because monogamy is less likely to lead to the spread of STIs, many of which are achieving epidemic proportions.
8. Orgasms relieve stress.
Stress is a killer, folks, and orgasms may be the best protection. One study that interviewed 2,632 women between the ages of 23 and 90 found that those who masturbated regularly were more relaxed, a result of oxytocin, a stress-killing hormone.