What You Need to Know and Physical Wellness | Verishop
While it is widely known that sexual intercourse feeds your desires and needs, it is also deeply beneficial for your physical wellness. According to experts, the act of sex, and even the introduction of sexual wellness toys into your interaction, can typically burn approximately five calories per minute, if not more, while also increasing your heart rate and engaging a number of your muscles.
While sex cannot necessarily replace other high-intensity workouts that might take place on a treadmill or in a high-cardio set, it is certainly a great replacement if you find yourself idle for the better part of the day. So what exactly is the range of physical wellness benefits that come as a result of the healthy and active sex lifestyle?
In addition to its physical benefits, having sex can also help with pain management. Experts suggest that instead of reaching for an aspirin the next time you feel pain anywhere in your body, just try an orgasm instead. Not only do hormones express the heights of your pleasure to a partner, but they also release a particular hormone that helps raise your pain threshold.
For women, in particular, studies have found that even when women experience vaginal stimulation without also experiencing an orgasm, they can block chronic back and leg pain, as well as reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and even headaches.
Boost Your Immune System
Did you know that sexually active people take fewer sick days off? According to sexual health experts, people who are much more active in the bedroom are better able to ward off germs, viruses, and other immune intruders. Researchers claim that if you have sex at least once or twice a week, you will have much higher levels of antibodies that help strengthen your immunity.
If paired with other strategies such as eating properly, remaining physically active, and retaining healthy sleep patterns, this added boost to the immune system via an active sex regimen will ensure that you have the strongest immune system possible.
Get Your Libido Rushing
While having an active sex life can certainly lead to greater sexual wellness, it is particularly important if you are interested in pairing the physical benefits with increased libido. For women in particular, by having a much more active and lively sex life – especially when sex toys such as vibrators and wands are incorporated – can help increase vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity.
While these factors are benefits in and of themselves, having much more sex will also lead to an even greater craving for more of it. Experts suggest that more sex will also, therefore, lead to greater physical activity and, as a result, health benefits.
Benefits For the Bladder
Who knew that a night replete with items such as massage oils, couples vibrators, and even racy blindfolds could lead to a stronger pelvic floor? According to sex experts, as many as 30% of women will eventually have to deal with bladder issues in the later years.
The good news is that increased sexual activity – especially having strong and frequent orgasms – can actually work wonders in terms of strengthening your pelvic floor muscles and avoiding incontinence in later years. This is because when a woman experiences an orgasm, her pelvic floor muscles contract, which in effect strengthens them.
Lowers Blood Pressure and Risk of a Heart Attack
As you might imagine, sex is great for your body’s overall blood flow. Not only is there a link between having sex and lowering your blood systolic pressure, but a good sex life will also ensure that you have a healthy heart too.
By engaging in sexual activity, whether solo, with a partner and even with the help of sex toys, engaging in greater amounts of sex will help raise your heart rate and keep either your estrogen or testosterone levels in balance. Experts have found that by having sex at least two times, men, in particular, can cut down the risk of heart disease in half.
Sleep Better and Stress Less
While exploring your sexual threshold, whether with toys or not, most sexually active people have found that the act of sex can bring about significant relaxation. But what if we told you that increased sexual activity actually has tremendous benefits where stress and sleep are concerned beyond the very moment?
Experts have found the reason sexually active people tend to fall asleep right after sex is because, following an orgasm, our bodies release the hormone prolactin, which promotes feelings of relaxation and sleepiness. In addition, the very act of being physically close to your partner – before, during, and after sex – can also result in soothing any feelings of stress and anxiety.
Whether through a close and tender embrace, or a simple touch, the act of being close and aroused produces a brain chemical that boosts your brain’s pleasure and reward system – which in turn reduces stress and anxiety.
Having sex and lots of it has been medically proven to boost your immune system, protect your heart, strengthen your bladder, reduce your stress, and improve your sleep.
Given the multiplicity of benefits, it is no wonder so many people find sex not only desirable and satisfying, but a viable practice to secure a healthy lifestyle.