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7 Benefits Hitting The 'Big O' In Bed With Your Spouse Can Have On Your Body

7 Benefits Hitting The 'Big O' In Bed With Your Spouse Can Have On Your Body

Good sex and orgasms have a lot of psychological and emotional benefits. Having sex once or twice in a week can do so much more than you think.

Given our busy schedules, it often becomes difficult to find time for our personal needs, especially a fitness regime. Incorporating good eating habits and some quick exercises might sound impossible to many of us but taking time to have sex or experience a satisfying orgasm is not impossible.

Orgasm or sex can stimulate our body and give us sexual pleasures but it also has other benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few more benefits that will encourage you to bring back the importance of sex or orgasm in your life:

1. It slows down aging and gives younger looking skin

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Worries about the way your skin feels or looks increases with age. Orgasms are a quick fix to this worry. According to Healthline, a study published by the University of Michigan in 2009, orgasms can slow down the aging of your skin. When a person experiences an orgasm, the level of estrogen in the body increases. This rise in estrogen level will maintain an ample level of collagen in the body that is responsible for youthful skin. Not only will your skin look healthy, but it will also be less prone to wrinkles. Estrogen will also lock the moisture in the skin, keeping your skin plump and beautiful. 

2. It reduces your risk of heart attack

Healthy sex life will help decrease the risks of heart attacks. "When it comes to sex and your heart, the benefits go both ways. If you have a healthy heart, you are more likely to have frequent sex, and healthy sex life may also decrease your heart attack risk factors," said E. Dean Nukta, MD to Everyday Health. Orgasm is known to have the same effects on your body as aerobic exercises. You will be surprised to know that it lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and even boosts your emotional health. Therefore, it is important for seniors to enjoy their sex life just like before. It will improve your circulation, reduce anxiety and will give you a sense of well-being.

3. It makes you happier and content

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Sex or orgasms have a positive effect on your mental and emotional health. They relieve stress and will make you feel more relaxed. Moreover, being sexually active in a relationship will increase the intimacy between partners. A great sexual experience will leave you feeling very satisfied. In a relationship, partners will share a greater bond, trust, passion, and love. Research showed that people were more satisfied with their mental health when they had more sex.

4. It boosts your immune system

As we age, our body becomes less immune to illness. Orgasms can help you build back your lost immunity. It has the ability to strengthen your immunity as well as fight the bacteria and virus that may cause harm to your body. According to sexhealthmatters website, a study from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that people who had sex once or twice in a week had high levels of antibody (IgA) compared to people who had sex, three or more times a week.

“My feeling is that the people in the very-frequent-sex group may be in obsessive or poor relationships that are causing them a lot of anxiety. We know that stress and anxiety make IgA go down,” said Dr. Charnetski. Therefore, we need not have regular orgasms but a few once a week can fight your illness.

5. It reduces physical pain

Before you fill your body with all the possible pain killers, you might want to know the pain relief properties of orgasm. According to WebMD, orgasms can block pain as it releases a hormone which increases your tolerance to pain.

“We’ve found that vaginal stimulation can block chronic back and leg pain, and many women have told us that genital self-stimulation can reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and in some cases, even headache,” said Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD, a distinguished service professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

6. It improves your bladder control

Urinary incontinence or overreactive bladder is a very common problem observed in older adults. However, orgasms can help you deal with this. Good sex or orgasm can be compared to a good body workout. This workout can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles that will give you greater control over your bladder. 

7. It helps you sleep better 

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The rise and fall of two hormones after the orgasm will promise you a good night's sleep. The spike in oxytocin will make you feel intimate and close to your partner and the drop of cortisol level will calm and destress you. Along with these, orgasm also releases prolactin that plays a major role in relaxing your body. This is exactly why you tend to doze off on your partner's chest, after intercourse.

References:

https://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/guide/sex-and-health#1
https://www.sexhealthmatters.org/did-you-know/sex-boosts-immunity
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01677.x#ss41
https://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/why-you-should-have-more-sex-for-heart-health.aspx
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15217036
https://www.sleep.org/articles/does-sex-affect-sleep/
https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/orgasm-benefits#postsex-glow

Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.