Americans are typically a sex-loving nation with the average married couple having sex an average of 1.2 times per week which couples who just live together do the dirty up to 1.6 times a week. Apart from, obviously, being extremely enjoyable countless studies have also found that sex can, in fact, be extremely beneficial to your health as well. These benefits, which range from a boosted immune system to reduced blood pressure. Sex also facilities feelings of intimacy as well as improved relaxation which can help in the fight against a number of sleeping conditions including insomnia. While the same benefits may not be experienced by everyone, frequent sexual intercourse may indeed give your overall health and wellbeing a welcome boost.

Sex boosts the immune system

Did you know the more sex you have the less sick days you are likely to take? People who have sex once or twice a week have double the number of antibodies known as Immunoglobin A (IgA) than people who have sex less frequently according to research conducted at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania.   Sex literally boosts your body’s ability to produce these antibodies that protect it against a variety of germs and bacteria that cause common illnesses. While sex alone won’t keep you healthy, it can definitely form part of a healthy lifestyle alongside a balanced diet, regular exercise, and sufficient amounts of sleep. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have frequent sex though don’t despair too much as a good immune booster will have a similar effect on your body’s illness-fighting capabilities.

Sex can cure your insomnia

Sleep disorders are extremely prevalent among Americans with up to 70 million adults battling to either fall asleep or stay asleep on a regular basis according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When you have sex a range of hormones are released in the brain including dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin. The ‘cuddle effect’ of oxytocin, combined with the release of a hormone known as prolactin promotes an increased sense of relaxation and sleepiness. It is due to this cocktail of hormones that most individuals find it generally easier to fall asleep after having sex, regardless of the time of day.  Masturbation is said to have a similar effect on the body which is great news for all the single folk out there. If you feel that your masturbation skills aren’t up to scratch you can invest in a sex toy that will boost your self-pleasing significantly.

It also decreases your blood pressure

If you are one of the millions of American battling high blood pressure you may be happy to hear that sex can help you lower it. According to research conducted at Michigan State University, sex is especially beneficial in lowering the blood pressure of women older than 57. While sex sessions obviously can’t be used instead of prescribes medicines in cases of severe hypertension, it may prove to be a very valuable addition to a healthy lifestyle. If you are already following a healthy lifestyle that consists of wholesome eating and frequent exercise you may find that sex is simply the cherry on the cake as far as regulated blood pressure is concerned.

Isn’t it wonderful that sex is not only a fun pastime but one that can give your health a nice boost as well?  Even having sex only a few times a month will be enough for you to enjoy some of the numerous benefit associated with intercourse.