The 9 reasons having sex benefits your wellbeing, according to science

According to California-based obstetrician-gynaecologist Dr Sherry Ross, few things in life are better for people's hearts, bodies and souls than getting intimate between the sheets
  • Past study shows having sex for less than 25 minutes burns around 69.1 calories
  • This count is even higher if you are on top, in a squat position or have an orgasm
  • Sex boosts the number of antibodies people produce, strengthening immunity
  • Regular, healthy sex lives make people look around seven years younger
  • Sexually-active older people score better in verbal and visual tests  

According to California-based obstetrician-gynaecologist Dr Sherry Ross, few things in life are better for people’s hearts, bodies and souls than getting intimate between the sheets.

From burning calories to boosting the immune system and even fighting the signs of ageing, numerous studies reveal regular love making seriously boosts people’s wellbeing.

Sex is even a natural painkiller and could help combat insomnia, Dr Ross adds.

After an orgasm, endorphins are released, which relax the body and mind to promote sleep

Aids insomnia 

After an orgasm, endorphins and the hormone prolactin are released, which relax the body and mind to promote sleep, Dr Ross claims.

Boosts pregnancy chances – even if you’re not ovulating!

Researchers from the Kinsey Institute and Indiana University found women who have sex when not ovulating create an environment in their wombs that make it more hospitable for growing embryos.

This is due to orgasms activating the immune system, which then seems to prepare women for even the possibility of pregnancy. 

Improves mental health

According to the sex therapist Vanessa Marin, skin-to-skin contact releases oxytocin, which is also known as the ‘cuddle hormone’. 

This can reduce anxiety and stress, while promoting feelings of closeness.

Women with healthy sex lives produce higher levels of antibodies, which fight off infections

Prevents wrinkles

In 2013, UK-based neuropsychologist Dr David Weeks questioned more than 3,500 people about their sex lives over 10 years. 

Results revealed those who have regular, healthy sex lives look up to seven years younger than people who do not get intimate two-to-three times a week.

Dr Weeks believes this is due to the release of endorphins that boost circulation and reduce stress, as well as the production of human growth hormones, which promote skin elasticity. 

Makes you brainier 

According to a study published in the Journals of Gerontology, sexually-active older adults perform better in verbal and visual tests.

This may be due to the release of oxytocin and ‘the happy hormone’ dopamine, which have both been linked to improved cognitive function.  

Source:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5357623/Science-reveals-nine-ways-having-sex-benefits-health.html

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conglong
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We are given this wonderful gift and we can enjoy it almost our entire life, how loving the Greatest Creator is!

Baichuan
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Sex benefits everyone’s wellbeing, very nice.

Tongxin
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Those who can always have satisfied and happy sex in their lives are blessed by the Creator.

Oasisfanfan
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Affection and romantic sexual love are precious gifts bestowed upon us by the Greatest Creator. We are supposed to enjoy fully the pleasures and sweetness of them.