If you ask anyone out there why they have sex, they will probably tell you- because of fun! While this is certainly an acceptable reason for getting some orgasmic delights or rather getting your world rocked between the covers, it comes with other health and psychological impacts on the body.
Okay, turns out there are people studying the effects of sex to earn a living- sounds pretty exciting, right? Roughly, it has almost the same side effects on everyone, but just in case you need more reasons to have more coitus -or less: or are just curious about its impacts on our body, read on to find out.
It is a significant part of life. Beyond reproduction, it is all about bonding or intimacy and most importantly pleasure.
According to the American Sexual Health Association, sexual health goes beyond preventing STDs and unplanned pregnancies, to understanding its significance in your life.
So, how does daily sex benefit the body?
Boosts your immunity
People in who frequently have frequent coitus have stronger immune systems since the body produces more salivary immunoglobulin A(IgA)as compared to those who have less.
Immunoglobulin is an antibody which is responsible for prevention and defense against illnesses and the human papillomavirus (HPV).
However, with an increased rate of sexual intercourse to three or more times in a week lead to the cancellation of the positive impact as compared to people who have it at least twice a week.
During intercourse, your body produces oxytocin (the love or intimacy hormone) and endorphins when you climax. When these hormones combine they act as a sedative.
Consequently, better sleep promotes relaxation, boosts energy and immunity and longevity of individuals.
Improves cardiovascular health
People who are sexually active experience a reduced risk of suffering from any heart-related ailments.
Enriches mental health and improves balance
Sexual activities can reduce stress and anxiety levels thus increasing happiness.
Additionally, penile-vaginal intercourse is associated with:
- Improved levels to identify, understand and express emotions.
- Increase the level of love, trust, and intimacy.
- Improves the ability of your mental health to process and reduce stress from emotional conflicts.
Enhances blood circulation
Indulging in it increases your heart rate which increases the flow of blood throughout your body. Improvement in blood circulation leads to the flushing out of toxins as well as provide all the body organs with adequate oxygen.
Migraines and cluster headaches can be soothed partially or fully by sexual activity. According to “an observational study on the impacts of the sexual activity on idiopathic headaches" results indicate that participants experienced relief from cluster headaches and migraines.
How does daily sex benefit men?
- Having it daily, mostly, penile-vaginal intercourse decreases the risks of prostate cancer.
- Additionally, frequent ejaculation reduces high risks of prostate cancer diagnosis between the age of 30-70 years.
- However, frequent coitus may lower mortality rate for men who report having frequent that is two or more orgasms within a week. Nonetheless, other views contrary to this indicate that sperms may increase with increased sexual experiences.
How does it benefit women?
- In women, it improves blood flow which promotes the release of chemicals which naturally relieve pain.
- Additionally, sexual activeness reduces PMS and menstrual cramps, improves fertility, builds stronger pelvic muscles, fosters the increase in production of vaginal lubrication, prevents endometriosis, improves bladder control and minimizes incontinence notes health line.
- Additionally, even after menopause, it reduces the risks of vaginal atrophy which is the thinning of the vaginal walls.
- Moreover, penile-vaginal intercourse can lead to reflexive vaginal contractions as well as a strengthened pelvic floor which reduces the intensity of pain during coitus and vaginal prolapse.
Negative side effects
- Dehydration: sexual activeness causes you to lose a lot of water due to all the sweating. If you have it constant but fail to take adequate amounts of water, you will become dehydrated.
- Infections: it exposes you to a myriad of bacteria which can lead to infections such as UTI’s or yeast infections. To avoid contracting any infection, ensure that you take plenty of water and pee after sex as well as practice other hygiene routines.
- Nerve injuries: granted, the human body can undergo all kinds of sexual stimulation, but the nerves may get sore after an intense session of lovemaking.
- Problem climaxing: after having an intense sexual encounter, men experience problems when it comes to climaxing. However, this usually goes away on its own after adequate restrain from it and hydration.
How much sex is healthy?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question. The number of times or the amount you decide to have is solely dependent on you and your partner. If both of you come to an agreement concerning your sex life and the activities you partake in, it's absolutely okay. However, if it starts to interfere with other areas of your life, consider seeing a therapist.
- American Sexual Health Association: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/sexual-health/
- salivary immunoglobulin A(IgA): http://prx.sagepub.com/content/94/3/839.full.pdf
- penile-vaginal intercourse: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01677.x/full
- migraines and cluster headaches: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0333102413476374
- frequent ejaculation: https://www.harvardprostateknowledge.org/does-frequent-ejaculation-help-ward-off-prostate-cancer
- low mortality: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/files/3413/9611/7801/Benefits_Sex_07_07.pdf
- Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex-health-benefits#Inmenandwomen3