With all the rewards that sex has to offer, it's no surprise most of us are inclined to get as much of it as we can. It feels really good, it's free (assuming it's between you and your partner, of course), and, most important, it can be the key to a healthier, longer life.
According to WebMD, the myriad benefits of sex include:
1. Boosting your libido
2. Lowering blood pressure
3. Helping keep your immune system working properly
4. Improving women's bladder control
5. Lowering heart attack risk
6. Lessening pain
7. Serving as good exercise
8. Improving sleep
9. Reducing men's chances of getting prostate cancer
10. Easing stress
The health benefits associated with sex are well documented. Not only do sex and intimacy boost your happiness and self-esteem, they reduce anxiety and induce feelings of relaxation. Being that sexual intercourse can result in the conception of a child, it is arguably the most intimate thing you can do with another person.
I have a pretty strong sex drive, meaning that I start to chafe once I've gone more than 5 days without sex. But I know that others -- especially people with very busy lives -- can go a week or two without sex and not even notice. It stands to reason that some of us simply crave sex more than others.
Still, couples should strive to work sex into their schedule, even if it's only a few times a month. As the list above shows, it can be a major boon in our lives -- physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Were you aware of all the benefits of sex highlighted above before reading this post?
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