In 2023, sex is becoming less of a taboo subject, and more people than ever are talking about the benefits of engaging in sex with their partners or even by themselves.
Of course, many people are aware of the health benefits of engaging in healthy sex regularly. However, you may be curious to learn about what the most recent research says about them and how it can have a positive impact your life. So, ladies, read on to learn more!
Stronger Pelvic Floor Muscles
Many women have heard of pelvic floor exercises; however, you may be curious why they’re important. Well, sex with a partner or even the use of Rabbit vibrators helps to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. This can help with bladder control, reduce the risk of prolapse when and if you give birth, and will also help you to experience stronger orgasms.
So, by engaging in solo sex, regular sex, or using toys, you can create a positive feedback loop by strengthening these muscles and helping yourself to have a lot of fun while doing so.
Lower Blood Pressure
When you have sex, your body gets a bit of a workout, and your brain releases a barrage of chemicals. Combine the two, and you have a natural and fun way to lower your blood pressure. This is due in part to the physical aspect of having sex, alongside the feel-good chemicals released after sex, such as serotonin and dopamine, both of which lower inflammation and reduce your heart rate.
Lower Chance of Heart Disease
Much like twenty minutes on an exercise bike, sex also improves your heart health. When you have sex, your heart rate goes up due to the physical exertion, which has the added benefit of pumping your blood around your body quicker and with more precision. This helps to build the heart muscle without too much stress, and in turn, lowers your resting heart rate, improving your overall heart health.
There’s a good reason why so many people have sex before going to bed. When you have sex and have orgasms, your brain releases serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and melatonin, which are these are all neurochemicals that help to not only improve your mood but will also help you to fall asleep.
Indeed, studies have found that couples in long-term relationships who engage in regular sex have better sleep overall, and also report better long-term mental health and sense of well-being, particularly with appropriate aftercare for sex. So, that’s good news all around. It can make having sex in the middle of the day a bit tricky, though!
Better Immune Response
When you have sex, your body releases more antibodies. The reason behind this is, at best, unclear. However, the leading theory is that when people engage in sex, the chance of exchanging bodily fluids goes up, which can expose the body to catching an infection.
So, to prevent this, every time you have sex, the body reacts by releasing antibodies and immunoglobulins. This is also why after you begin having sex with a new partner, you may catch a cold or feel unwell for a while; your body is just trying to keep you safe.
In the long term, this has the apparent benefit of having a more dynamic immune system, which is beneficial to your long-term health.