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Do you know the health benefits of “getting busy?” There are lots of them according to a slew of studies available. Check them out!

1. Lower Blood Pressure – Research has shown that sexually active men and women generally have lower blood pressure, and that blood pressure level stays low even in stressful situations!

2. Improved Body Image – Men and women who are engaged in regular sexual activity report having a healthier body image. P.S. sexually active doesn’t have to mean with a partner, in a similar study, researchers found that those who engage in regular masturbation experienced the same improvement in their body image.

3. Stronger Bonds – Couples that are regularly intimate with each other report having stronger, more intimate relationships. And in this case, it’s not just about sex. Just the act of kissing, holding hands, or engaging in couples massage led to feeling more connected not only to their partner, but to others as well. Never underestimate the power of touch.

4. Improved Immunity – One study on the health benefits of sex reported that those who had sex one to two times per week had higher levels of antibodies that fight bacteria, viruses, and toxins in their saliva. This can lead to an all-around healthier you; think more sex and less colds!

5. Improved Prostate Health for Men – I read an interesting study that reported that 21 or more ejaculations per month for men in their 40s had a 32% lower risk of prostate cancer later in life compared with those who reported between 4 and 7 ejaculations per month. Sounds like an excellent reason for single guys to “take matters into their own hands” if they have to.

6. Migraine Relief – You can no longer use the excuse, “not tonight, I have a headache!” Sex might actually benefit those who suffer from intense headaches, including migraines. In a study of about 100 people who suffered from migraine headaches, 60% reported that their pain levels improved after having sex with their partner.

Sounds to me like an excellent reason to hit the sheets; either with your partner, or solo!

Take care of yourself, be nice to yourself, and be well; and until next time – veg in, don’t veg out!

Karen

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Overall, an average of 21 or more ejaculations a month during a man’s lifetime decreased the risk of prostate cancer later in life by 33%. And each increase of three ejaculations per week during a man’s lifetime was associated with a 15% reduction in prostate cancer risk.

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