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5 Sicknesses Sex Can Help Prevent

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Sex can bring you and your partner closer together, but really, it’s a type of cardiovascular exercise in itself. Did you know that sex can actually help cure certain health concerns? From heart disease to hangovers, sex can cure it, so instead of heading to the gym or the doctor, maybe spend more time in the bedroom.

·       Depression

The chemicals released during sex have a calming effect on the body. Research has shown that sex can aid people with depression. Because it reveal that there is a chemical in semen that has an antidepressant effect on women during intercourse.

·       Heart disease

Sex is good for the heart. Its equivalent is going for a mile-long walk or climbing up and down two flights of stairs. Studies have also shown that men who have sex at least twice a week have a lower risk of having a heart attack. And for the women, increased levels of estrogen are released during sex, which also help fight heart disease.

·       Stress

Orgasms are powerful stress-relievers, which is interesting, because usually the more stressed we are, the lower our libido becomes. So how does sex impact stress relief? The deep, conscious breathing, which oxygenates the blood, creates feelings of calm.

Dark-skinned businessman in formal suit and glasses having stress while working.

·       Migraines

Sex is a ‘better headache cure rather than painkillers’. Sex triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, via the central nervous system, which reduces, or even eliminates headache.

·       Anti-aging

Anti-aging is also about feeling young, and how young we feel ultimately impacts how young we look. Researchers in the United States have found that elderly women who have regular sex live healthier and happier lives and cope with aging better.



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