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15 health benefits of having regular sex – helping you look younger and live longer

Having regular sex isn’t just fun! By doing so in a safe, healthy way, you are actually receiving many other health benefits.

In fact, having regular sex helps you look younger and live longer. Like we need an excuse to be having more of it!

Check out the other health benefits below…

15 health benefits of having sex - helping you look younger and live longer

15 health benefits of having sex

Boost your immune system

15 health benefits of having sex - helping you look younger and live longer

Feel the sniffles coming on? Well, sex may be the medicine you need.

Researchers have found that sex can help boost your body’s ability to make protective antibodies and fight off viruses.

Improve your bladder control

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Many women suffer from urinary incontinence (around 30%) but experts state that having regular orgasms can help improve, strengthen and tone a woman’s pelvic floor muscles!

In fact, orgasms activate the same muscles that you use when doing your pelvic floor exercises. Interesting!

Lower your blood pressure

Couples who have sex more frequently also have fewer blood-pressure spikes and react to stressful situations in a healthier way.

Exercises your whole body

Want a full body workout but can’t be bothered leaving your bed? Well you’re in luck, because apparently having sexy time with the one you love will give you just that!

Lower’s risk of heart attack

Studies suggest that you are less likely to have a heart attack if you have sex at least twice a week. This may be because sex is a form of exercise and helps strengthen your heart, lower your blood pressure, reduce stress and improves sleep – therefore, you’re less likely to have a heart attack.

Helps reduce pain

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In a 1980s study, research found that when they experienced an orgasm, women’s pain tolerance thresholds increased by nearly 75 per cent. So next time you have a headache or cramp, ditch the Panadol and head to the bedroom!

Improves your sleep

After an orgasm, the body releases hormones oxytocin and prolactin, and these hormones can induce pleasant and relaxing feelings, which will help you sleep better.

There are heaps of health benefits to getting a good night’s sleep – and heading to bed earlier than usual!

Improves your mood

There’s nothing better than feeling connected to your partner and not feeling stressed.

When we’re physically intimate, the love hormone oxytocin is released and that can help increase those romantic feelings between the two of you and can put you in a good mood.

Relieves stress

The majority of babies are born in September thanks to Christmas love making!

When we have sex, happy hormones called endorphins are released so we immediately feel less stressed. Couples who have sex more frequently also have fewer blood-pressure spikes and react to stressful situations in a healthier way.

Reduces chances of developing breast cancer

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Some studies shave shown that women who have vaginal intercourse has less risk of developing breast cancer than those who don’t. However, more research needs to be done.

Boosts brain power

Oxford University and Coventry University conducted a study that found that people who have regular sex were more likely to score higher on various mental tests especially when it came to verbal fluency and visual tests.

Next time you have a sexy session with your partner, maybe give a brainteaser puzzle a go!

Helps your look younger

Having sex at least three times a week in a loving, stable relationship can make you look 10 years younger, say experts.

It’s down to the pleasure derived from sex, which is said to be a crucial factor in preserving youth.

Helps you live longer

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Numerous studies indicate that an active sex life is closely correlated with a longer life! Probably because sex is said to may lower the risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other heart-related diseases.

Delays menopause

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Having regular sex could lead to a delay in the onset of menopause, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that women who reported having sexual activity weekly were 28% less likely to have experienced menopause than those who had sex less than once a month.

Those that had sex monthly were 19% less likely to go through menopause that those who had sex more frequently.

Improves your overall mental wellbeing

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A bit of action has also been known to boost self-esteem and confidence, especially for new mums who might be taking time to get used to their post-baby body.

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