Sex can not only feel great, but it can also be good for you and help the body, giving you more perks out of the bedroom.

Keep Your Immune System Going

Sexually active people take fewer sick days. People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. You should still do all the other things that make your immune system happy, such as: eating right, getting enough sleep, and using condoms.

Counts as exercise

Sex is a really great form of exercise, it won’t replace jogging, but it does count for something. Sex burns about five calories per minute, four more calories than watching TV. It bumps up your heart rate and uses various muscles throughout the body. You may even want to clear your schedule to make time for it on a regular basis. However, like with exercise, consistency helps maximize the benefits.

May Make Prostate Cancer Less Likely

Enthusiasm may help ward off prostate cancer. Men who ejaculated frequently (at least 20 times a month) are less likely to get prostate cancer.

Being close to your partner can soothe stress and anxiety.

Touching and hugging can release your body’s natural feel-good hormone. Sexual arousal releases a brain chemical that revs up your brain’s pleasure and reward system. Sex and intimacy can boost your self-esteem and happiness too, it is not only a prescription for a healthy life, but a happy one.

Lowers blood pressure

Researchers found that people who had regular sex exhibited less of an increase in blood pressure when placed in stressful situations, according to this study. So next time you have a big work presentation or interview, try having sex before! It just might do the trick.

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