“Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders.
Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the a certain antibody compared to students who had sex less often.
You should still do all the other things that make your immune system happy, such as: Longing for a more lively sex life?
“Having sex will make sex better and will improve your libido,” says Lauren Streicher, MD.
She is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
For women, having sex ups vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity, she says, all of which make sex feel better and help you crave more of it.
When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in those muscles, which strengthens them.
A strong pelvic floor is important for avoiding incontinence, something that will affect about 30% of women at some point in their lives.
Good sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. “One landmark study found that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure.” That's the first number on your blood pressure test.
But what about when we are not feeling so good about ourselves, or are experiencing mental health issues, such as depression?
In treating clients, many clinical psychologists have to deal with the issue of past or current relationships with partners, or in many cases broken or 'failed' relationships.
Starting a romantic relationship can be difficult at the best of times, even when we are feeling good about ourselves and 'in the mood' for beginning something new.
We all know that human relationships are one of the fundamental ingredients in our lives, and probably the most important, as we are social animals, and we can achieve happiness and fulfilment when they go well.