6. Reduce the risk of prostate cancerStaging prostate cancer
According to some studies, regular sex “flushes out” any carcinogens lurking in the prostate gland, making it less likely to become cancerous. Researchers at Nottingham University have found that men who enjoy a regular sex life in their 50s are at lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
Men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) were less likely to get prostate cancer during a study,which was published in the “Journal of the American Medical Association”.
A latest research recently published by the “British Journal of Urology International”asserts that men in their 20s can reduce by a third their chance of getting prostate cancer by ejaculating more than five times a week.
You don’t need a partner to reap this benefit; Sexual intercourse, nocturnal emission, and masturbation were all part of the equation.
It's not clear that sex was the only reason that mattered in that study. Lots of factors affect cancer risk. But more sex won’t hurt.
7. Get a better night's sleepSex give you better sleep
When chamomile tea and other sleeping pills can’t do the job, sex may help you—especially if you're having trouble sleeping due to anxiety or stress. "People having frequent sex often report that they handle stress better," notes Dr. Ebanks. "The profound relaxation that typically follows orgasm for women and ejaculation or orgasm for men maybe one of the few times people actually allow themselves to completely relax.Many indicate that they sleep more deeply and restfully after satisfying lovemaking."
After having sexual activity, the relaxation-inducing hormone prolactin (including norepinephrine, serotonin,oxytocin, and vasopressin) is released, this may help you to nod off more quickly. The "love hormone" oxytocin, released during orgasm, also promotes sleep.
“After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness after sex”, says Sheenie Ambardar, MD of Psychiatrist in West Hollywood, Calif.
Cindy M. Meston, Ph.D., director of the Sexual Psycho physiology Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin and coauthor of “Why Women Have Sex”,says, “During orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released. Prolactin levels are naturally higher when we sleep, which suggests a strong relationship between the two."
8. Sex relief your stressA stressed woman
If you're freaking out about tomorrow's job interview, slip between the sheets. Sex triggers your body to release its natural feel-good chemicals, helping to ease stress and boost pleasure, calm and self-esteem. Research also shows that those who have sexual intercourse responded better when subjected to stressful situations like speaking in public. Being close to your partner can soothe stress and anxiety.
“Research from the University of the West of Scotland reveals that people who had intercourse at least once over two weeks were better able to manage stressful situations such as public speaking”, says study author and psychology professor Stuart Brody, Ph.D.
“That's because endorphins and oxytocin are released during sex, and these feel-good hormones activate pleasure centers in the brain that create feelings of intimacy and relaxation and help stave off anxiety and depression”, says W Hadvisor Laura Berman, Ph.D., an assistant clinical professor of ob-gyn and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and author of It's Not Him, It's You!“You don't have to climax to net the effects, but you'll get the biggest surge of soothing hormones if you have an orgasm. Just one more reason to shoot for a stellar finish!” she says.
Research has also shown that touching and cuddling during and after sex reduces the body’s levels of cortisol – the hormone that is secreted when you’re stressed.
9. Sex boost your libidoSex boost your libido
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.
The more frequently you have sex, the more likely you are to want to keep doing it. There's a mental connection there but also a physical one, particularly for women. More frequent sex helps to increase vaginal lubrication, blood flow and elasticity, which in turn make sexual activity more enjoyable. As a result you can boost up your libido by doing regular sexual activity.
10. Enhance bladder control in womenAnatomy of woman bladder
It may sound weird—the idea that sex can help you minimize incontinence—but it's true, say experts. A strong pelvic floor is important for avoiding incontinence, something that will affect about30% of women at some point in their lives.
Generally pregnancy and the menopause can weaken these muscles significantly, but the stronger they are, the lower your risk of developing stress incontinence and prolapsed later. Sex therapists have long recommended that women do Kegel exercises (flexing the muscles in your pelvic floor) throughout the day, but also during sex. Why? Not only can the exercises help increase pleasure, they also strengthen the muscles associated with incontinence. You can do Kegels anywhere (including during intercourse), so don't be shy! Gently flex and tighten your pelvic floor muscles in the same way you would to stop the flow of urine. Hold for three seconds, then release.
However, sex is far more enjoyable than the chore of doing pelvic floor exercises on your own!
11. Increase intimacy and better your relationshipSexual activity grow intimacy and better your relationship
Sex and orgasms result in increased levels of the hormone oxytocin -- the "love" hormone. Oxytocin has also been dubbed the hug hormone, cuddle chemical, moral molecule, and the bliss hormone due to its effects on behavior, including its role in love and in female reproductive biological functions in reproduction. The hormone is made in the brain, in the hypothalamus. It is transported to, and secreted by, the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain.
The obstetrics and gynecology specialists NavneetMagon and Sanjay Kalra say, “It is released in large amounts during labor, and after stimulation of the nipples. It is a facilitator for childbirth and breast-feeding."
The review, by Inga Neumann, states that oxytocin's impact on "pro-social behaviors" and emotional responses contributes to: (i) Relaxation, (ii) Trust and (iii) Psychological stability.
However,another review notes that the hormone does not act alone in the chemistry of love, but is "just one important component of a complex neurochemical system that allows the body to adapt to highly emotive situations."
The intimacy and bonding you receive from remaining sexually active are more vital to your long term health than most people think. If you want to live a long and healthy life your biggest enemies are loneliness and boredom. Touch is necessary for all mammals to thrive; babies and animals that are deprived of physical touch rarely develop normally. Frequent touching is one way we enhance each others self esteem and nothing will help you live longer than a strong and vital sense of self worth. Said Tom Leduc a sex specialist
Thus the love hormone helps you feel bonded to your partner, and better experience emphatic connections.