How Sex Can Benefit Your Body
Sex and sexuality are a part of life. Aside from reproduction, sex can be about intimacy and pleasure.
Research suggests that sex can be good cardiovascular exercise in younger men and women. Though sex isn’t enough exercise on its own, it can be considered light exercise.
Some of the benefits you can get from sex include:
lowering blood pressure
increasing heart health
reducing your risk of heart
disease, stroke, and hypertension
People with active sex lives tend to exercise more frequently and have better dietary habits than those who are less sexually active.
Physical fitness may also improve sexual performance overall.
Sex is an important part of life and overall well-being. In relationships, orgasms play a significant part in bonding. Physical and emotional benefits like reduced risk of heart disease, improved self-esteem, and more can come from having sex.
You can still have similar benefits without sex. Engaging in other pleasurable activities like exercising, interacting with a pet, and having a strong network of friends could potentially offer the same benefits. Sex is just one way of improving your quality of life.
But if sex is part of your life, due to a relationship or desire, it’s important to be able to communicate and experience sexual satisfaction. You may find relief and an increase in happiness when you take the time to have sex.