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Sex Therapy – Why Sex is good for you

Sex for fun is not a new concept, but new research shows that having sex is actually very good for health. (Not that anyone needs a reason to do it.)

While the western world has an open attitude towards sex, Indians follow a more conservative approach to relationships and sex.

Here is a news to cheer Indians and to form a healthy attitude towards one of the most basic of human activities – having sex. Sex is good for us!

Making love is not only good, doing it on a regular basis can offer unparalleled health benefits.

Sexual intercourse helps in reducing stress, and as is widely known, stress is at the root of many diseases and ill-health. And if you can have an orgasm, it is even better for your health. Organsm relieves tension and puts you in a state of deep relaxation.

Sex also helps burn calories, and improves sleep.

Let’s look at more specific health benefits.

Natural pain killer

If you’re using your headache as an excuse not to make love, stop doing it. Just when you’re about to orgasm, the level of oxytocin, a hormone increases by five times. The release of endorphins reduces aches and pains.

Disease fighter

Our body needs immunoglobulin A (IgA), which is essential for strengthening our immune system and improving our ability to fight illnesses, and lead a health life. And you guessed it right, having sex regulaly increases the production of immunoglobulin.

Natural weight loss

Okay, now don’t expect miracles from sex, but here’s a fact – you lose weight every time you have sex.

This is because you burn about 150 calories for about half an hour of fun in the bed. When you have burnt about 3500 calories you would have lost about a pound of extra weight.

I know it is not much, but at least you are enjoying what you are doing.

Stress buster

Got money problems? not too sure how to handle kids? Boss at work not very friendly? Try sex – with your partner, of course! What you do between the sheets can have a positive impact on how well you lead your life outside bedroom.

Good for your heart

Having fun with your sweetheart can actually be very helpful for your heart. According to a study, men who have sex more than twice a week, are at a lower risk of suffering from a heart attack than those who have sex on a monthly basis.

Live longer

Okay, we back to the big O. Yes, when you have an orgasm, the body produces dehydroepiandrosterone, a harmone that improves the quality of skin by repairing damaged cells.

Love

Yes, love! Sex and orgasm helps produce oxytocin, another harmone that creates a feeling of wellbeing, love and affection. This helps you bond better with your partner. So, in a way, you can say that you can sort out your marital problems between the sheets.

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