If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get your partner to be more into sex, then here are several reasons for him/her to get moving!
Besides the obvious reason of sex being one of the most pleasurable feelings in the whole entire world, science shows that there are quite a few health benefits to getting intimate. Here are some of them
1) Sex burns calories
Yes ooo. Rumping in the sac can be termed ‘exercise’. Abi? It keeps ur heart rate up, u sweat, you are moving and shaking. Please what else is exercise about? lol.
Researchers have found out that men burn about 101 calories per
session, while women torch an average of 69 in a sex session that lasts 25mins.
If you have sex for a longer period of time, you can have even more of those calorie-burning benefits.
2) Sex helps you sleep (obviously!)
After orgasm, the body releases a relaxation hormone called prolactin, said Kristin Mark, director of the Sexual Health Promotion Lab at the University of Kentucky.
“If you’re not feeling particularly tired beforehand, having sex and reaching orgasm may certainly help you nod off a little more quickly than you would have otherwise,” she said.
3) Sex lowers your blood pressure and stress levels
In a 2005 Scottish study, volunteers were asked to record their sexual activity for two weeks and were then given anxiety-inducing tasks, like public speaking or solving math problems out loud. Those who’d had sex over
the study period experienced smaller blood pressure spikes, and recovered from them more quickly, than those who hadn’t. (Only penile-vaginal intercourse seemed to have this effect, not masturbation or other forms of sexual activity. Take note ooo. Lol)
4) Sex strengthens your heart
Regular sex may benefit the cardiovascular system in other ways. A British study found that men who had sex at least twice a week over a period of 20 years were less likely to have died from heart disease than those who
got it on less than once a month. After 10 years, in fact, their risk of sudden death was 50 percent less than that of the group that
had less sex. (Oyibo dem dey get plenty timr for all these research sha oo. Lol)
5) Sex may protect against cancer
Some studies have suggested that men who ejaculate more frequently may have a reduced risk of prostate cancer — although the difference appears to be very small, and others haven’t found a conclusive link.
The benefits may be clearer for breast
cancer prevention, however: A French study found that women who had sex at least once a month were less likely to develop breast cancer than those who didn’t.
6) Sex boosts immunity
Getting ‘busy’ on a weekly basis stimulates the immune system and provides protection from the common cold, according to a Wilkes University study. Researchers gave college
students questionnaires about their sex lives, then tested their saliva for levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA), an antibody that helps fight off viruses. They found that the students who had sex once or twice a week had 30% more IgA than those who had sex less frequently. (They also, however, had higher IgA levels than those who had sex three times a week or more, suggesting that in this case, maybe you can get too much of a good thing. *wink*)
7) Sex relieves pain
Women often use headaches as an excuse to ‘escape’ having sex. But, according to a 2013 German
study, going through with it may actually help them feel better. When study volunteers chose to have sex during a headache episode, about 60 percent of migraine sufferers and
30% of cluster headache sufferers reported partial or total relief.
Endorphins released during orgasm, as well as increased blood flow to the genital area, likely play a role in sex’s pain-relieving power, the researcher said!
So here you all have it! 7 fantastic reasons why you have to say ‘yes’ when oga says ‘how far’. Lol.
So get ur spouses in here, SHARE on ur timelines do what u can to educate them on how to achieve a fitter, healthier, pain free and cancer free life doing something as pleasurable as making love!