It lowers your risk of heart attack.
Sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels balanced. When one or both of those are too low, you are at greater risk of heart disease.
One study found that men who had sex at last twice a week were half as likely to die of heart disease as men who didn’t have sex often.
It actually lessens pain.
This might sound crazy, but having sex can actually ease your pain. Well, orgasming can, anyway. So next time you have a headache, get your hand down your pants, stat.
Stimulation without orgasm can also help block pain. It releases a hormone that helps raise your pain threshold. Sex is really a miracle activity!
It reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
This one is true for men who ejaculate with or without a partner. One study found that men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month were less likely to get prostate cancer.
It improves your sleep.
After orgasming, your body releases the hormone prolactin, which helps you feel relaxed and sleepy. Yes, this is why men often fall asleep almost immediately after having sex.
It eases stress.
Not only can sex make you sleep better, but it can also ease your stress. In fact, all intimate touching, including hugging and cuddling, can release your body’s natural “feel-good hormone.”
Sex can even boost your self-esteem and ward off depression. But the benefits don’t end there!