There are many pleasures in life. Most of them very simple. A great meal, a glass of wine. A simple walk in the park, and spending time with those you love. The simple things in life make it easier to enjoy. The simple pleasures of life are some of the best. One of those simple pleasures that isn’t as often discussed as food, or a new beverage is the act of making love. Sex!
Sex isn’t just incredibly enjoyable, and one of the most orgasmic experiences in life. It is also very healthy for human health in many ways. Sex and masturbation have quite a few health benefits and it’s important to be aware of how many benefits their are to sex and masturbation. As they say ‘use it or lose it!’
The Incredible Health Benefits Of Sex & Masturbation
- Increases Lifespan: A Welsh study of 1,000 men showed that men who had eight or more orgasms per week (2 weekly) showed that men died at double the rate for men who had less than eight orgasms per month.
- It Lowers Your Prostate Cancer Risk:
A study conducted in 2004 found that men who ejaculated more than 21 times a month reduced their risk of prostate cancer by roughly 33 percent, this was compared to guys who only did the deed four to seven times a month. The researchers followed up with that same group in 2016, they found that those who ejaculated 8 to 12 times per month reduced their prostate cancer risk by 10 percent. In other words more ejaculation lowers prostate cancer risk.
3. Sex Makes Your Sexual Organs Healthier:
Regular sexual activity keeps your sexual organs active, healthy and strong. Regular sexual activity reduces the chance of erectile dysfunction. Women who are sexually active have a stronger pelvic floor and more pleasing orgasms.
4. Sex & Masturbation Boosts Immunity:
Believe it or not sex and masturbation boost immunity. More pleasure and less bugs and sick days! Double win! Ejaculation actually increases levels of the hormone cortisol, which is typically known as a stress hormone. According to Jennifer Landa, M.D., a specialist in hormone therapy. Cortisol, which usually gets a bad rap as a havoc-wrecking stress hormone, actually helps the body to regulate and maintain your immune system in small doses.
“Masturbation can produce the right environment for a strengthened immune system,” she said.
Plus, research backs up that claim. A study from 2004 showed that guys had more white blood cells 45 minutes after they had masturbated and had an orgasm.
5. Sex Elevates Your Mood:
Masturbating releases a bunch of feel-good neurochemicals (brain chemicals) such as dopamine (your motivation hormone) and oxytocin (the cuddle & love hormone) that lift your spirits, boost your satisfaction and mood. This activates reward circuits in your brain and keeps you going strong!
“An orgasm is the biggest non-drug blast of dopamine available,” said Brame.
6. Sex & Masturbation Help You Fall Asleep:
Masturbation and sex can also help the body relax and calm down. Having an orgasm releases chemicals like prolactin, serotonin, and oxytocin in the brain, all of these have been linked to feelings of happiness and relaxation. If you’re having trouble falling asleep, a good sexual session or masturbation will help you relax and fall sound asleep.
7. It Improves Heart Health:
Contrary to the popular belief that sex can increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke, regular orgasms can actually help protect you against cardiovascular disease in a powerful way. A report from the Massachusetts Aging Study found that men who had sex once a month or less were 45% more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than men who had two or more orgasms per week. Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death in the US. Regular sex and masturbation are great to keep the heart conditioned and strong.
8. It Improves Skin Health:
Believe it or not a good orgasm increases blood flow and this makes your skin healthier and gives you more of a glow. We all know, that after sex glow. Orgasms increase blood flow to the skin by opening blood vessels. Oxytocin (the cuddle/love hormone) that is released during sex also benefits the body by reducing inflammation. This makes any skin rashes, acne or marks less noticeable.
With all this being shared it is important to keep in mind that pornography is actually not a healthy way to interact and engage with sex. First, the visual stimuli throws your imagination out the window. Also, it has been found that porn also leads to less sexual interest in one’s partner in real life. Porn is also very unrealistic and it creates unnatural and unreal expectations. Real sex or masturbation with an imagination is going to be the best route to receive all the benefits above. Enjoy your sexual relations!