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As if the big 'O' wasn't reason enough to get busy, sex has many other benefits that just might surprise you. Want to clear your complexion, boost your mood, and cut your risk of cancer, heart disease, and other health hazards? Nobody says you have to be with someone to do that. Just like any physical activity, healthy sex is good for your heart. A study published in January in the American Journal of Cardiology found that men who had sex twice weekly or more had less risk of cardiovascular diseases, like stroke or heart attack, than those who had sex once a month or less.
And for those who worry that the exertion involved in sex is a threat to the heart, the American Heart Association's Scientific Statement on Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease says that having sex is safe for people who can exercise with no heart problems in the range of 3 to 5 metabolic equivalents METs. METs are a measure of the energy calories expended during an activity. Exercising at 3 METs is about the same as walking at a moderate pace, while 5 METs is like a low impact aerobic workout.
Having sex can actually be considered a rather good form of exercise: A small study published in October in the journal PLoS One showed that men burned an average of 4 calories a minutes during sex sessions that averaged 25 minutes, and women burned off 3 calories. That's a lot more fun than toiling away on a treadmill. Just looking at your partner — or even a photo of your partner — can help ease pain.
In another study published in PLoS One that was performed at Stanford University in California, anesthesiologists showed participants photos of their romantic partners or photos of attractive strangers, or asked them to engage in a word game. They found that looking at romantic partners ificantly dulled the experience of pain.
So even though you might think pain is a barrier to sex, consider this a sex benefit worth the time and effort: Take a moment to really look at your lover. Other studies have found that women may get some relief from menstrual cramps through a good orgasm. Sex can help relieve stress by raising endorphins and other hormones that boost mood. As a form of exercise, it can also help calm you down. In addition, a Scottish study published in the journal Biological Psychology found that sexual activity prevents increases in blood pressure during stressful events. While this effect was more pronounced in people who had sex with penetration, nonpenetrative sex and masturbation can also help you stay serene.
A study published in December in the journal European Urology found that men who who ejaculate more than 21 times per month, compared with those who do so four to seven times times per month, were 20 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer. While more research is needed to confirm this link, it appears that men who ejaculate regularly may reduce their risk of prostate cancer. According to the National Sleep Foundation , orgasms release the hormone prolactin , which can help you feel sleepy and relaxed. This sleep connection also works in reverse: According to a study published in May in the Journal of Sexual Medicine , getting enough shut-eye can improve your sexual response and may increase the chance that you'll engage regularly in sex.
Researchers discovered that when women slept for longer periods of time, they reported greater sexual desire the next day. Plus, your frisky play may result in a serious afterglow than can, in turn, help you bond better with your partner, according to a report published in March in the journal Psychological Science. In this study, which examined newlywed couples who kept a two-week sexual diary, researchers found that partners were satisfied for a full 48 hours after sexual activity.
And those who were lucky enough to experience this afterglow went on to report more happiness in their relationship several months later. That fabled "morning after" glow? Enjoying a healthy sex life is one of the great joys in life. Knowing intimacy could be a boon for your long-term health as well make it that much more pleasurable.
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