Thursday, December 17, 2009

Why you should have sex every day

Why you should have sex every day
Nov 30, 2009

Sex can actually heal an ailing mind and body and help to prevent unwanted diseases, reported Times of India.

The newspaper looked at five reasons why having sex every day is beneficial for health.

#1: Great form of exercise

Having sex will allow you to burn 7,500 calories a year - if you do the deed three times a week for 15 minutes. That's the equivalent of jogging 120km.

Breathing tends to get heavier during intercourse, which raises the amount of oxygen in your cells. The testosterone produced during sex also helps to keep bones and muscles strong.

#2: Pain relief

Endorphins - hormones that act as weak painkillers - are produced during sex. They act similarly to pain controlling drugs like morphine and codeine by interacting with the opiate - or sedative - receptors in our brain, says

Sex also helps to train a woman's pubococcygeus (PC) muscle, which is the muscle that supports the pelvic organs. By doing so, it keeps the reproductive organs in shape.

#3: Prostate protection

Most of the fluid that a man ejaculates is secreted by the prostate gland. If ejaculation ceases, the fluid stays trapped in the gland and may cause it to swell.

Regular ejection can help to remove these fluids and in maintaining a healthy prostate.

#4: Prevention of erectile dysfunction

An erection keeps the blood flowing through penile arteries, so the tissue stays healthy.

Doctors also compare an erection to an athletic reflex: the more you train the more capable you are to perform.

#5: Stress relief

The body produces hormones during sex that help to keep that happy feeling going. Besides the feel-good endorphine (see point #2), your body produces dopamine - a substance that fights stress hormones - and oxytocin, a desire-enhancing hormone secreted by the .pituitary gland.

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