Australia’s relationship experts and internationally bestselling authors, Barbara and Allan Pease, published a new book – Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love – in which they explain what men and women want from the S and the L word and why their attitudes towards them differ so much.
However, no matter the differences between men and women regarding these issues, the publishing team reached a common conclusion: sex is good for your health, be you a male or female, and with the absolute condition that you are engaging in sex without contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
So let’s see some of the reasons why sex is good for your health:
Sex cures mild depression according to recent study of 293 women. American psychologist Gordon Gallup reported that sexually active participants whose male partners did not use condoms were less subject to depression than those whose partners did. One theory of causality: prostaglandin, a hormone found only in semen, may be absorbed in the female genital tract, thus modulating female hormones. Besides, by having regular sex, the body releases endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and a feeling of well-being.
Sexmaking can burn up those calories you piled on during dinner and make you lose weight. Unbelievably, sex burns at least 200 calories (about the same as running 20 minutes). In fact, British researchers found out that by having sex three times a week for a year, you can work off the equivalent of six Big Macs because a person aroused has a pulse rate of about 70 beats per minute to 150, the same as that of an athlete putting forth maximum effort. Sex tones up every muscle in the body. And if you are a frequent reader of Men’s Health magazine than you probably already know that the bed is considered the single greatest piece of exercise equipment ever invented.
Sex relieves headaches because immediately before orgasm, levels of a hormone called oxytocin surge to five times their normal level. This hormone releases endorphins, which relieves the pain of everything from headaches to arthritis to even migraines.
Sex reduces the risk of heart disease in men. According to the Queens University study in Belfast, hat by having sex three or more times a week, men reduces their risk of heart attack or stroke by half.
Sex help you have better teeth. Kissing, saliva washes food from the teeth and and plaque buildup. Besides, researchers have found that sexual etiquette usually demands the brushing of one’s teeth before and/or after intimacy, which would help promote better oral hygiene.
The more often you have sex, the more sex you will be offered. This principle is based on the fact that a sexually active body secretes large quantities of pheromones, a subtle sex perfume, which drives the opposite sex crazy, making him/her to want for more.