Married Couples Guide to Health Benefits of Sex


A healthy sex life is a key part of a healthful lifestyle. Couples who have sex frequently (once or twice a week) have significantly higher levels of immunoglobulin (IGA). Your IGA immune system is your body’s first line of defense to fight off invading organisms at their entry point. This Reduces or even eliminates the need for activation of your body’s immune system. Regular sex cannot be underestimated as a factor of reducing stress, bolstering self-esteem and fostering feelings of intimacy and bonding between partners.  So in addition to the fact that people who are married essentially live longer, a healthy sex life can provide a longer healthier lifestyle between couples.

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5  Health Benefits of Sex

Sex helps keep your immune system humming.  People who have sex have higher levels of what defends our bodies against germs, viruses, and other intruders.

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Sex Lowers Blood Pressure.  One study found that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure.  That’s the first number on your blood pressure test.


Sex Boosts Libido.  Longing for a more lively sex life?  Having sex will make sex better and improve your libido.  For women having sex increases vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity, all of which makes sex feel better and makes you crave more.


Sex reduces the risk of prostate cancer.  Men who ejaculate frequently are less likely to develop prostate cancer due to the frequent clearing through ejaculation.  This reduces the chances that a tumor triggering infections may develop there.



Improves sleep.  After an orgasm a hormone called prolactin is released which is the reason for the relaxation and sleepiness after sex.


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