We all know that sex is pleasurable, but it also has some other pretty amazing benefits. Doing the deed can actually help alleviate a good deal of health issues that you might not have expected.
Arthritis or osteoarthritis is caused by the break down of cartilage around the joints which causes them to become stiff and painful. Doctors normally tell their patients to engage in low-impact physical exercises to build muscles around the joints. Sex is one of the best types of movement because it activates the entire body and causes the release of endorphins which are the bodies natural pain relievers.
Sex causes the body to release feel good chemicals in the brain like ocytocin and dopamine. While a great sex life may help depression, a cure is not likely. It can however temporarily relieve a person of their low feelings.
Exercise helps the blood flow and strengthen the heart. People with heart disease need to raise their heart rate to keep it strong. Although sex is considered a low impact activity it can be beneficial to some patients with heart disease.
Studies performed on people with headaches and cluster headaches showed that around 60% felt relief from having an orgasm. Scientists attribute that to the pain reducing endorphins released during climax. The rest of the people in the study were not helped by sex and many of those folks did not want to be touched at all when they are experiencing headaches.
A study has shown links between sex and the improvement of the immune system which fights colds and diseases. Immunoglobulin A is found in the inner linings of our saliva and nasal areas and is what fights infections. Those people studied who made love the most often had the highest levels of that substance in them.
The chemical oxytocin released during sexual intercourse has been shown to help people relax and fall asleep. Depression is a major cause of insomnia and sexual pleasure has been shown to help with that therefore it can help induce sleep. For people who cannot achieve orgasm if they are happy with who they have sex with it can still help them.
There is no clear research on sexual intercourse having a positive effect on a person who got drunk the night before. The feeling is achingly raw and dehydrated. However one doctor asserted that anything pleasurable to pass the time away eases the suffering if only momentarily.
Having sex does cause the body to burn calories. For People who are feeling overweight doing it may help them feel better. It can turn into a healthy cycle.
Having an orgasm releases all the healthy happy hormones that we need to feel happy. The act of sex is only one way to get this type of relief. Masturbation that produces orgasm can be just as beneficial as sex with a partner.
While writers block may not be a health issue, it’s still a common annoyance that sex can help with. The great feelings after the sex chemicals are released help clear the mind and put us in a happy place where ideas can flow again.