Ladies: Sex not only feels good, but it can also be good for your health.

Ladies: Sex not only feels good, it can also be good for your health.

Sex is wonderful when done right. Sex not only feels good, but it can also be good for your health. Healthy sex life can do wonders for women, not only in the bedroom but mentally and physically. If you were looking for a reason to increase your activities between the sheets, grab your man and have him read these 7 hidden benefits with you:

1. Sex keeps a woman’s immune system active
Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that couples who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of antibody, Immunoglobulin A that fights against germs and viruses – cold/flu. This is not to say that sex is your cure to any cold or flu, but it certainly gives your immune system the needed boost it requires, which works hand in hand with eating right, staying active and exercising moderately.

2. Sex improves a woman’s bladder control
At some point in every woman’s life, you will need to focus a lot of activity on strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. These muscles are your bladder and uterus. These are the main muscles that weaken after childbirth. Sex is like a workout for the pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, it causes those muscles to contract, which strengthens them.

3. Sex can improve a woman’s mental health & blood pressure
Are you looking for something to cure your moodiness, fight that depression and beat anxiety? Sex is your answer! Patricia Tan, MD, a board-certified internist in Arizona tells that sex in a loving, committed relationship improves one’s mental health by building intimacy and reducing stress, which in turn reduces the level of Cortisol (hormone made by the adrenal gland made to relieve stress) in the body, lowering your chance of having high blood pressure.

4. Sex may give you healthier skin
Having sex releases a key compound in the body, a hormone called DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone). One of the functions of this particular hormone is to help improve your natural complexion. Eric Braverman, MD, founder of PATH Medical Center in New York City advises many women to ditch the night cream and make more bedroom dates with their husbands.

5. Sex is good for your heart’s health
Eating a low cholesterol diet is one way to minimize the chances of a heart attack ever happening, another pleasurable way to do so is to have sex. Sex is an exercise that raises heart rate and blood flow. In a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, it was discovered that having sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack by half. Although the study was focused on men, it suggests that the same results might happen in women.

6. Sex helps to relieve pain
Through sexual arousal or orgasm, the hormone Oxytocin is released, which in turn causes the release of endorphins. Their main function is to relieve pain in the body. As a result of these natural pain relievers, sex acts are said to be as strong as an analgesic.

7. Sex helps you sleep better
Ever wonder why the next thing that comes to your body after sex almost immediately is sleep? That is because after an orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation, and, sleepiness. Have you or your husband been finding it very difficult to have a good night’s sleep? Have sex tonight.

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