A lot of us are having sex simply because sex is enjoyable, and it also has health benefits. Sex is known to provide a number of health benefits for us and in this article, Phumlani Kango looks at a few of these benefits.
Helps ease stress
Sex helps with the easing of stress because the “feel-good hormone” is released during the act. Sexual arousal releases a brain chemical that awakens up your pleasure and reward system. This is why sex is said to boost happiness and it helps with self-esteem in the long run because when you feel good, it shows.
Helps with sleeping
One of the most common benefits of sex is the helping with sleeping. Ever had sex with your partner and one of you immediately passes out after the act? Yep, that’s what it does. In my personal experience (and other MSM’s testimonies) You tend to sleep better after you orgasm and social media has had numerous discussions around why (some) men tend to sleep after sex, so there’s something there to explore. The hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness” after sex.
Reduces the risk of prostate cancer
Ejaculating has been linked to reducing the risks of prostate cancer. Men who cum regularly (around 21 times a month) are said to be at a lower risk of contracting prostate cancer and this was in the Journal of the American Medical Association that was published a few years ago.
It’s a form of exercise
Sex does burn a couple of calories especially if you are more of the adventurous type and trying new positions. If you are the “top” in your relationship, there are times where one puts in work than their partner and this lowers blood pressure and increases libido.
Phumlani Kango is a contributing writer for the Anova Health Institute and these are his views, which may or may not reflect those of Anova and its affiliates.