S*x for most married people tends to take the back seat in the scheme of things. It’s always about the children, and the family.
Sometimes, couples even sleep apart from each other after a few months or years of being together. You may have a genuine reason for that, but I’m not sure it’s a healthy arrangement for your marriage and your health.
S*x has a lot of benefits, and being married shouldn’t deny you of them. Below are 7 benefits of s*x you probably didn’t know of.
Seven Things You Need To Know About S*x If You Are Married
1. It Builds Your Lib’ido
Now, there are people who don’t really want to have s*x often because they’re not interested in it naturally. For people like this, part of the advice from experts is to try to do it as often as possible to change their feelings towards it. It may not be easy at first, so they take something to enhance it, but over time, you find that they grow into it naturally because they would have come to like it.
2. S3x Makes You Look Younger
The common thinking is it makes one look older, but that is untrue. In a research that was carried out, subjects who had frequent s*x at least three times a week for people in their 40s and 50s look between four and seven years younger than those who had less.
Researchers suspects the endorphins and feel-good chemicals released during int’imacy, plus s3x’s beneficial effects on sleep and stress levels. Also, it helps increase blood flow, and regulates hormones, which makes the skin look better.
3. It’ll Strengthen Your Union Even More
Oxyt’ocin, also known as the love hormone, is released during physical intimacy and skin-to-skin contact and it can help increase romantic feelings between you and your partner.
If you want to increase your bond, you must also cuddle after sex. A University of Toronto study found that couples who were asked to spend extra time together after s*x, kissing, talking, and being affectionate reported higher levels of satisfaction with their s3x lives and with their relationships.
4. S3x May Increase Your Lifespan
Several studies have found connections between a busier s*x life and a longer life in general. Researchers found that for men, frequency of intercourse was related to longer life spans; while for women, enjoyment of intercourse was the most significant factor.
5. S3x Helps Relieve Pain
People often skip s*x because of headaches, but according to research, going through with it may actually help them feel better. When study volunteers chose to have sex during a headache episode, about 60% of migraine sufferers and 30% of cluster headache sufferers reported partial or total relief.
Endorphins released during orgasm, as well as increased blood flow to the genital area, likely play a role in s3x’s pain-relieving power.
6. S3x May Save You From Cancer
Some studies have suggested that men who eja’culate more frequently may have a reduced risk of prostate cancer although the difference appears to be very small, and others haven’t found’ a conclusive link.
The benefits may be clearer for breast cancer prevention, however: A French study found that women who had s*x at least once a month were less likely to develop breast cancer than those who didn’t. And while the disease is rare in men, those who orgasm less than six times a month appear to be at increased risk of breast cancer compared to those who do so more often, according to a Greek study.
7. It Helps Burn Calories
I can’t think of a better way to lose weight really. If you have a partner with you always, and you’re looking to shed some of that excessive weight, why not try s*x? It’s a physical activity, so, you sweat, and engage your muscles, which is very good for shedding weight.