Sex Is Great Medicine
Sex and orgasms have incredible health benefits for mind and body.
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Making love to your beloved partner, or self-pleasuring, is fun and good for you. Mutual, enthusiastic consent is an essential foundation of course, and sex plus a loving relationship or self-pleasuring seem to render the most health benefits.
In the physical body, sex decreases stress, often reduces pain by increasing endorphins, lowers blood pressure (over the long-term), can ward off prostate cancer in men and improve a woman's bladder control by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. Sex burns calories, regulates menstruation and can reduce menstrual cramping. Regular sexual activity also promotes healthy detoxification of the lymphatic system, which in turn strengthens the immune system. Frequent sex can also increase the IgA immunoglobulins by up to 30%, which also helps in your resistance to common colds and the flu.
Sex makes us feel good and happy, but why? Enjoyable sex increases the level of feel-good hormones in the body, dopamine and serotonin, as well as oxytocin which is considered the love hormone.
Two other hormones increase when we engage in regular sexual activity: DHEA and HGH. DHEA helps to repair body tissue, brain function, improves skin, helps with vaginal atrophy, erectile dysfunction and combats osteoporosis. And HGH, short for Human Growth Hormone, is secreted by the pituitary gland and has anti-aging effects known to make the skin more elastic.
To increase your sexual pleasure, and to welcome the abundant health benefits, I recommend you first get to know your body, what arouses you, what doesn’t. If you're part of a couple, take the time to discover what your partner truly enjoys. Knowing what turns both of you on will deepen and transform your orgasmic experience. Breathing, foreplay, verbal and non-verbal communication, and open-heartedness are vital ingredients for a spicy, sensual, sexual, loving, consensual, and therapeutic shag.
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