10 Reasons Gettin' Busy is Good For Your Health

You already know sex is an important part of maintaining intimacy in a relationship, but did you know that sex is actually good for your health? It’s true.

WebMD offers up 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex worth considering next time you’re tempted to snub your lover. When you’re busy getting busy, your body is working overtime in these 10 positive ways:

  • Sex reduces prostate cancer risk 1 of 10
    Sex reduces prostate cancer risk
    Men, you've got a bonafide (pun intended) reason keep nudging for nookie! Australian researchers found that prostate cancer risk was reduced by a third in 20-something men who ejaculated 5 or more times a week. Another study found that older men who experienced 21 or more ejaculations per month also had reduced risk.
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  • Sex is good for your heart 2 of 10
    Sex is good for your heart
    Men who have sex at least two times a week are half as likely to experience a fatal heart attack than those who had sex less than once a month!
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  • Sex reduces pain 3 of 10
    Sex reduces pain
    Sex might just cure what ails ya. Increased oxytocin (lovey dovey hormones released during sex) lead to increased endorphins, which lead to a reduction in pain. Image credit: Shutterstock
  • Sex strengthens pelvic floor muscles 4 of 10
    Sex strengthens pelvic floor muscles
    Ladies, getting your Kegels on during intercourse not only increases sensation, but strengthens those pesky pelvic floor muscles responsible for that whole incontinence thing as we get older.
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  • Sex helps you sleep 5 of 10
    Sex helps you sleep
    Good sleep affects our health in a variety of positive ways. Research suggests oxytocin, the hormone released during orgasm, promotes restful sleep.
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  • Sex boosts your immune system 6 of 10
    Sex boosts your immune system
    Science has proven that sex helps ward off all kinds of nasty stuff like colds and infections.
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  • Sex relieves stress 7 of 10
    Sex relieves stress
    In addition to sex lowering blood pressure, researchers discovered sexually active people handled stress better than those who were not sexually active.
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  • Sex burns calories 8 of 10
    Sex burns calories
    According to WebMd, "Thirty minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more. It may not sound like much, but it adds up: 42 half-hour sessions will burn 3,570 calories, more than enough to lose a pound." Talk about losing weight and feeling good!
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  • Sex increases intimacy 9 of 10
    Sex increases intimacy
    Increased oxytocin levels achieved during sex and orgasm make women feel all sorts of warm and fuzzy (and trusting) towards their partners.
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  • Sex boosts self-esteem 10 of 10
    Sex boosts self-esteem
    According to Gina Ogden, PhD, a sex therapist and marriage and family therapist, "Great sex begins with self-esteem, and it raises it. If the sex is loving, connected, and what you want, it raises it."
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