Sex: As an Exercise

   Sex comes with risks as well as pleasures, it had been associated as a sexual desires and pleasures which men and women do. What’s really with it that people cannot ignore it? Why is really sex is the best form of exercise?

       Sex is often associated with stress relief and cardiovascular health. There are also many other, smaller-scale health benefits that are believed to come from the neurotransmitters released during the deed. People nowadays discovered sex as an exercise. They may discover it as a boon but in some it really a help more specifically on how to become fit not just physically but also emotionally and in social health of a person. That today shedding the Christmas season, we no longer to be an uphill to struggle because scientists and researchers had discovered sex which is beneficial as playing sports.

       Sex is credited with having many other health benefits. They’re not all scientifically proven because it’s difficult for researchers to measure the effects of sex on different health outcomes in a standardized way. But most of the researchers research are beneficial in a way that people will discovered a lot of things not just in normal way people do but also in a way which they can benefit.

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Many who indulge their self in sex as an exercise claims that it reduces some of their illnesses such as heart diseases and diabetes and have improvements in their sleep, appearance and immunity. Sex is also credited with reducing period cramps and chronic pain. Also people find sex as stress reliever that’s because endorphin’s and Oxycontin are released during sex, and these feel-good hormones activate pleasure centers in the brain that create feelings of intimacy and relaxation and help stave off anxiety and depression, says WH advisor Laura Berman, Ph.D., an assistant clinical professor of ob-gyn and psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Sex also lower the risks of men from acquiring prostate cancer. Although both would put many people off having it. It may also not be a medically valid reason for refusing but more than one study shows that it might relieve headaches, although it’s less reliable than tablets. It is also good in reducing weight which women love to have.      According to American Journal PLOS ONE it has revealed  that sex, which is rated as moderately intense exercise, uses up 4.2 calories in men a minute and 3.1 in women. These results indicates that sexual activity is not just a time for longings and cravings for each other but also a time to spend an activity pertaining to health. Just 30min of sex burns around 200 calories, so sex five days a week is like two and a half hours in the gym.

couple_2471514b.jpg “Sexual activity is an important and relevant activity to human life and appears to impact on the mental, physical and social health as well as the quality of life of the individual,” said Miss Frapier. These activity help couples or individual in a most helpful way than going somewhere and spending so much time doing strenuous activities which they can found it at home more enjoyable.


        Sex is associated with promoting well-being. A study that was conducted on 1986 showed that older men and women who masturbated had reduced rates of depression. Sex may also reduce stress. A study looking at the relationship between sex in the two-week period before stressful events found that people who had had intercourse showed the smallest rise in blood pressure when dealing with these events. It also enhances the sense of smell because after the romp the body produces the hormone prolactin  which creates new neurons in the olfactory bulb—the part of the brain that controls how we understand and react to smells. For women it helps regulate menstrual periods because when women expose to men sweats the luteinizing hormone exchange it levels.It also improves tooth health, the semen that the men produces contains calcium and other vitamins that can be found in tooth canal filling. For women having sex during menstrual period helps against having endometriosis.

           Also a study in the BMJ conducted in South Wales said that sex activity is associated also with longevity.Men aged between 49-59 for 10 years found that those who had been having two or more orgasms a week had 50% lower mortality rates. The study cite other research suggesting that quality of sex is important in realizing the health benefits. Also found that average men burn calories as many as running on a treadmill. Other benefits include cardio because having sex increases your metabolic rate and increase heart rate and stretches the strengthen muscles. It has also been shown that sex activity boost immune system and provide stress relief and lower the risks of having stroke. Sex may also help your muscles stay lean in the process. Sexual arousal and orgasm releases the hormone testosterone, which, among other things, is necessary to build and maintain bone and lean muscle tissue.

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      “Having sex regularly can do more than make you feel closer to your partner—it can actually make you physically healthier,” says Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University and author of Pleasure: A Woman’s Guide to Getting the Sex You Want, Need, and Deserve.

         Sex is not all about having pleasure but it also tackles on how a person indulge herself in a less stressful but more enjoyable way on to become physically fit. Sexual experience increase your well-being and personal satisfaction. It was also associated with stability of relationship it helps men and women bring closer to each other. It

          There’s so much benefit we can attain in this kind of activity. But we cannot eradicate the fact that people used this activity in a strange way which the outcome is not what they least expected. The more we are prone to the advent of technology the more we are prone to dangers.

           Sex is an indicator of good health as well as contributing to it. But with regards to life what matters is how you cope with it, with quality and satisfaction.


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