Grab them condoms, y’all. Sex is here to save us all.

Any of my readers will tell you: I’m all for a healthy sex life. On top of scratching the itch we all have from time to time, sex is a wonderful way to be adventurous, discover another person, and feel better about ourselves. But, as it turns out, there is more to sex than just making us feel good. It can actually make us healthier!

Here’s how.

Our immune system is there to combat disease. Many things affect this, including eating right, exercising, living in a healthy environment, and our mental health. We are all aware of this, but did you know that sex is another key component? Those who have sex once or twice a week develop an antibody that is missing in those who don’t have sex regularly. In layman’s terms, people who have sex regularly get sick less often! Now you know how to prepare for the flu season.

Research revealed that sexual intercourse can lower blood pressure. Interestingly, it’s not the result of orgasming, it’s the very act of having sex itself. Masturbation does not bring about the same result. The more you know!

Better sleep is something we all hope for, and we can get it from having sex more often. This, apparently, is thanks to the hormone prolactin being released in our system, which makes us feel more relaxed and sleepy.

Getting down and dirty is also great for your heart, as it raises your heart rate and stabilises your levels of oestrogen and testosterone. In the long run, this could also help you stave off osteoporosis and heart disease, among other health problems.

Orgasms help lessen pain. According to a professor at Rutgers within the State University of New Jersey, Barry R. Komisaruk, even stimulation without orgasm can help. Vaginal stimulation prevents chronic back and leg pain, reduces menstrual cramps, pain from arthritis and, sometimes, even headaches. Didn’t I tell you that headache is an excuse to have more, not less sex?

In men, sex can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Research has shown that men who ejaculate more than 21 times a month have less of a chance of getting the disease. How to give your man – or yourself – a prostate massage, check out my previous article here.

So, to answer my question: yes, sex can ward off disease!

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