Sex is often associated with stress relief and cardiovascular health. There are also many other, smaller-scale health benefits that are believed to come from the neurotransmitters released during the deed. Now, before you go jumping into bed for health's sake, there is one important point you should understand. "When you say, does sexual activity improve health? You have to realize that healthier people tend to have more sex," says Dr. Mohit Khera, an associate professor of urology at Baylor College of Medicine. Many medical professionals actually look at a man's down-there function as an indicator of his overall health, especially his cardiovascular health. So, there is a bit of uncertainty regarding whether sex makes men healthier or if men who are having a lot of sex already possess the supposed health benefits. Now that you're aware of this cause-effect conundrum, read on to see what how more time between the sheets might do you some good.
Since attraction is often the precursor to sex, it makes sense that sex can also make you more attractive. Post-coitus, your skin may glow from the increased circulation of oxygen and the stress reduction can help reduce acne. One commonly cited study from 2004 also found that people who have sex a couple times a week have 30 percent higher levels of immunoglobulin A – an antigen that can help your body ward off illness – than abstainers. However, people having sex three or more times a week had lower levels than everyone else. According to the BBC, the researchers said this may be because these people are more likely to be in stressful relationships.
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