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7 Physical And Emotional Benefits Of Being Physically Intimate With Your Partner

7 Physical And Emotional Benefits Of Being Physically Intimate With Your Partner

From the top of your body all the way to the bottom, intercourse can strengthen your body in multiple ways.

The act of physical intimacy, everything from just kissing to full-blown sex has long since been something that cheers people up. Some even say, there are few (close to zero) things that are better than being intimate with your partner. It makes your bond stronger and makes you both feel connected. But apart from cementing your emotional and physical bond with your partner, sex can have a number of other great benefits on your health. Here's what they are.



 

1. It provides relief from stress

If you're constantly stressed out, it can increase your risk of a number of diseases. Being intimate with your partner can make you feel relaxed and forget about your worries. Moreover, it can release the "feel-good hormone" in your body, along with producing a chemical that improves the functioning of your brain, according to WebMD. Psychiatrist, Sheenie Ambardar, also pointed out that it can make you feel better about yourself, feel more comfortable with better self-esteem.

2. It makes your bones stronger

Having sex regularly can also prevent your bones from becoming weaker as you grow older. The hormones that are released in your body during intercourse have a significant impact on "bone growth, remodeling, and maintenance", according to Integrative Therapeutics. This effect of sex can be seen in each stage of life and can keep your bones staying strong.



 

3. It reduces your risk of heart attack

Any kind of physical activity keeps your heart in good shape and having sex is no exception. When you and your partner are having intercourse, the sexual arousal can make your heart rate spike, according to NHS. And when you have an orgasm, your beats per minute is at its highest. Sex is known to lower your levels of blood pressure as well. "Orgasm in women stimulates the release of the hormone oxytocin, which has a direct effect on lowering blood pressure," said E. Dean Nukta, from Fairview Hospital. However, the effectiveness depends on how you have sex as well.

4. It helps you live longer

When you and your partner regularly have sex, it can help you live longer. If you have an orgasm every day, it was found by a study in Australia that you could lower your chances of passing away from a medical condition by 50 percent, as compared to people who had an orgasm once a week or once a month, as reported by Cosmopolitan. Research conducted by Dr. David Weeks also found that an active sex life can stretch your life by five to seven years, according to the Daily Mail.



 

5. It gives a boost to your immune system

An active love life can even make your body better equipped to fight off illnesses. “Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” said sexual health expert Yvonne K. Fulbright. Having sex regularly can give rise to the substances in your body that put up a fight against germs and viruses. Therefore, this means that you are less likely to catch colds and the flu that easily when you have sex often.

6. It boosts your libido

The one thing that can amp up your sexual drive is sex itself. For women, having sex regularly keeps the vagina better lubricated as well as improves elasticity and blood flow. This, consequently, helps you and your partner enjoy sex better and you eventually long for more. “Having sex will make sex better and will improve your libido,” said Lauren Streicher from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.



 

7. It gives you relief from pain

Sex can even raise your threshold for pain, owing to the hormone it releases. "Orgasm can block pain," said Barry R. Komisaruk, from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Even if you don't climax, even sexual stimulation can relieve chronic pain and leg pain for women. Komisaruk added that it can "reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and in some cases even headache."

References:
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/benefits-of-love-sex-relationships/
https://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/why-you-should-have-more-sex-for-heart-health.aspx
https://www.integrativepro.com/Resources/Integrative-Blog/2016/Sex-Hormones-and-Bone-Health
https://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/guide/sex-and-health#3
https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a38640/heres-how-often-to-have-sex-for-optimal-health-and-happiness/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2356548/How-lots-lovemaking-makes-look-seven-years-younger-actual-age.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
https://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/guide/sex-and-health#1