The positive side effects of sex

For relatively many couples, sex is only a part of the relationship at some point… if it is a part at all. Yet sex can do much more good than just the pleasurable feeling of an orgasm and if you don’t do it for one reason, do it for the other. What does it affect?

The body

The body is ingeniously constructed and although we all know this, we use it far too little. To the point that some people no longer get around to it or just have to say it when the conversation is about sex. In any case, sex is pleasant for the body and mind and many other things.

What else is sex good for?

Get in shape and get rid of the calories

Sex gives you a better condition and you burn a lot of calories, which is a pleasant side effect. On average, you quickly consume an average of 200 to 250 calories per hour… and you only have to do pleasant things for that. You also train the large muscle groups, especially the abdomen and legs, and to a lesser extent the gluteal muscles.

To sleep

For all kinds of reasons you may not be able to sleep well. One option is to have sex and there is also a good chance that you will be able to sleep better afterwards. The endorphins released during ejaculation relax you and help you fall asleep. Furthermore, prolactin (hormone) is produced, which normally occurs more during sleep.

On the other hand, for some people, during heavy sex, you build up so much energy that you don’t sleep a wink. In that case, morning sex is again a perfect solution.


For many women who have PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome), having sex can provide relief. But having sex during menstruation can also provide relief. Sex causes the uterus to contract, causing excess prostaglandins to be consumed. Prostaglandins cause the cramps. Furthermore, sex relaxes and that takes the pressure off the belly that is preparing itself.


During sex the heart rate increases and that is a bit like a moderate cardio workout. If you have sex regularly (about twice a week), this would contribute to a smaller risk of a heart attack. This has been shown in English studies in men, with the caveat being the size (or lack thereof) of the study.


There have been some studies from the US, Canada and France into sex in combination with aging and these show that people who have sex regularly (throughout their entire lives) grow older on average. As with the heart research, there was some discussion about the size of the group in the French and Canadian research. By the way, women benefit more than men from getting older with regular sex.


One of the things that has an effect on all kinds of processes in the body is the anti-stress aspect. The hormones endorphin and oxytocin make you feel comfortable (also known as a happiness chemical), it helps against anxiety and depression. In addition, it lasts longer and you can therefore enjoy it for a longer period of time.


Besides the fact that sex is simply pleasant, it has so many positive side effects that you should think about whether that fatigue is so bad that you don’t feel like having sex or whether you are busy, busy, and putting sex aside. presses. If you don’t have much sex, thinking about it is already a good step in the right direction.

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