MORNING s3x, shower s3x, back-seat-of-the-car-s3x, anniversary s3x, Valentine’s Day s3x, first-time-s3x, make-up s3x, whatever kind you are having, s3x is really good. That pleasure is not the only reason why you should keep getting busy underneath the sheets: The mental and physical benefits of a healthy s3x life extend far beyond your bedroom.
Researchers, scientists and medical professionals have made it their mission to study exactly how s3x improves nearly every facet of life. Here, are some science-backed reasons you should have more s3x.
S3x makes you happier: There is actually a physiological reason an orgasm makes you blissful. That is because your body is flooded with oxytocin, a stress-reducing hormone, few minutes after you climax. This makes you feel relaxed, happy, and closer to your partner.
S3x lowers your prostate cancer risk: Frequent ejaculation lowers your prostate cancer risk, according to a study from the Boston University of Public Health in the United States. Researchers surveyed nearly 32, 000 men about their ejaculation frequency and followed them up for 18 years. They found that men ages 20 to 29 were less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer if they ejaculated 21 times or more each month compared to men who didn’t ejaculate as often.
The benefit was even greater for older men: Men 40 to 49 who met the same ejaculation standards saw a reduction in their prostate cancer risk,
S3x makes you hate your job less: A great s3x life makes you happier with your job and might even make you better at it, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Management..
People who had s3x the night before work were more likely to immerse themselves at their jobs and enjoy their time in the office the next day than those who didn’t make time for s3x, the researchers found. That might happen because s3x produces a significant “morning positive effect”, the researchers say, meaning all of the good feelings associated with s3x mainly stemming from feel-good chemicals like oxytocin and dopamine carried over and produced a nice mood boost the next day.
S3x helps your penis perform: Having s3x keeps your member going strong, according to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine. An erection delivers crucial amounts of oxygen to your penis, says lead study author, Juha Koskimäki.
S3x helps you sleep better: You just can’t keep your eyes open post-coitus. That is because s3x primes you for the perfect snooze by making you feel super relaxed, thanks to oxytocin’s stress-reducing effects. Oxytocin is not the only hormone that floods your system after orgasm. Your body also releases a hormone called prolactin, which suppresses dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps you feel awake.
If you are getting down in the dark, your body will think it is time for bed. So that sparks the release of melatonin, a hormone that makes you feel sleepy and tells your body it is time to rest. The combination of those three hormones conks you out in no time.
Frequent s3x may protect your heart: After following more than 1, 100 men for an average for 16 years, researchers found that men who had s3x two to three times per week had a significantly lower rate of cardiovascular disease than men who only had s3x a few times a month or less, according to a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology.
There are a couple theories as to why that could be, the researchers say. For one, s3x contributes to the physical activity needed to protect your heart.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, so make sure you are still hitting the gym in addition to what you do in the bedroom.
A supportive partner makes for a happier heart: physically and emotionally by easing your stress levels. Too much stress can actually cause a heart attack or stroke by increasing the amount of inflammation in your body.
S3x might help relieve your headache: An orgasm might act as a natural pain-reliever, according to a 2013 German study. Your brain is bombarded with endorphins; neurotransmitters that produces feeling of pleasure and pain relief, during s3x, so researchers wanted to find out if having s3x while your head is aching might ease the pain.
They surveyed nearly 300 people with migraines and more than 60 with cluster headaches who had s3x during an episode, and found that 60 per cent of migraine sufferers and 37 per cent of those with cluster headaches said they felt better afterward.
S3x makes your relationship better: It is no secret that s3x is pretty much a must in a long-lasting relationship. You only need to get busy once a week to keep both of you happy, according to a study from the University of Toronto-Mississauga.
Having s3x more often does not necessarily make you happier, the researchers found, so do not feel bad if you don’t have the energy to get it on every night after work. Once a week is pretty average for most couples, the researchers added.
Additional reports by MensHealth