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Why You Should Have Sex More Often

Emotional and Physical Benefits of Frequent Sex

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When it comes to frequency of sex, the old adage of "just do it" is backed up by science. More and more studies show increased emotional and physical benefits from frequent safe sex. Did you know that sex can ease your headache?

  • Lower mortality rates.
  • Reduced risk of prostate cancer.
  • Improves posture.
  • Boosts self esteem.
  • Makes a person feel younger.
  • Helps prevent yeast infections.
  • Firms tummy and buttocks.
  • Keeps spouses connected emotionally.
  • Offers pain-relief, including pain from migraines and back pain.
  • Gives people a positive attitude on life.
  • Reduced risk of heart disease.
  • Makes a person more calm.
  • Increase DHEA makes your skin healthier.
  • Improves fitness level.
  • Makes a person less irritable.
  • Reduced depression.
  • Improved sense of smell.
  • Has a therapeutic effect on immune system.
  • Better bladder control.
  • Relieves stress.
  • Relieves menstrual cramps.
  • Helps people sleep better.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Healthier teeth.
  • Increases circulation.
  • Helps folks remember more.
  • Produces chemicals in the brain to stimulate the growth of new dendrites.
  • Lowers the level of cortisol, a hormone that can trigger fatigue and cravings.
  • Lowers feelings of insecurity.
  • Improves pelvic muscle tone.
  • Increases level of commitment.
  • Less-frequent colds and flu.
  • Vaginal tissue lubrication.
  • It can help people achieve weight loss since about 200 calories are burned during 30 minutes of active sex.
  • Studies show that it is a myth that abstinence can sharpen a person's competitive edge.

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