The Science of Intimacy: How Making Love Benefits Your Health

Did you know there are a multitude of reasons why sex is good for your mind, body and spirit soul? Humans are meant to connect physically, but sexuality has a lot more benefits that go beyond physicality.

It’s good for your immune system.

Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that students having sex one to two times a week had a significantly higher level of the antibody immunoglobulin A.

It improves women’s bladder control.shutterstock_423591556

The female orgasm involves contractions of the pelvic floor muscles, the same muscles involved in peeing, and strengthens them.

It lowers blood pressure.

Multiple studies have been documented suggesting that sexual intercourse, specifically, lowers systolic blood pressure.

It relaxes your system after a release and takes stress off your muscles.

It’s great for your heartshutterstock_401072437

Sex is a form of cardiovascular exercise which can raise your heart rate and burn about 5 calories per minute.  It can help keep your testosterone and estrogen levels even.

In one study, men who had sex at least twice a week were half as likely to die of heart disease as men who had sex rarely!

The list goes on, so get to it!

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