10 Health Conditions In Which Having Sex Can Be Beneficial


Besides from reproductive and pleasure, there are many health benefits of sex. It makes women smarter and beneficial for men’s heart health.

Now let us explore a short list of illnesses in which having sex can be helpful. On the other hand, this article does not encourage everyone to have sex with anyone even with those you don’t know. Always learn and apply safe sex practices such as using a condom.

Additionally, you should be aiming quality sex over quantity.

1. Heart

Yes, you’ve read it right. Sex is good for the heart. One study1 in 2010 finds that men with low sexual activity is a predictor cardiovascular disease.

2. Headache

Sex on Headaches

Contracting as it may seem but sex can help alleviate a headache. During sex, the brain releases oxytocin and increase endorphins level. Both are helpful in allowing the body and mind achieve a natural relaxation.

3. Antidepressant

Sex Antidepressant

It looks counterintuitive but with a proper stimulation, sexual arousal is a good antidepressant. On the other hand, taking antidepressants can lead to sexual dysfunction1.

Additionally, regular quality sex can lead to self-confidence and many other benefits both physically and mentally.

4. Insomnia

Sex on Insomnia

During the peak of sexual intercourse or orgasms, the next thing that happens is a total relaxation of the body. It releases the tensions and allows the body to relax making it favorable for achieving good sleep.

On the other hand, if you prefer another method of releasing tensions in your body for total relaxation, try yoga. Then, achieve full relaxation with meditation.

5. Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

This benefit is particularly true for guys aiming to last longer in bed. Your efforts to achieving a longer and better performances between the sheets are valuable to solving urinary incontinence.

Probably, the most valuable exercise for this is the Kegels exercise. It helps in strengthening the pelvic muscles useful for sex. Moreover, the more you use this muscles during sex, the better it becomes in handling urinary incontinence.

6. Colds

Colds and Flu

When your partner or you have a cold, having sex may not be a good idea as the cold might spread. However, a study at Wilkes-Barre University in Pennsylvania says having sex can actually do the opposite. Instead of increasing the risk of having colds, it can actually lower the risk.

But, what’s the frequency of sexual activity to enjoy the lower risks of having colds? The researchers find having sex once or twice a week is a good frequency to enjoy the benefit.

7. Muscle Tensions

Muscle Tensions

While there are many other ways to relax and release tensions, having sex is also another perfect relaxation solution. Of course, you and your partner should find the optimal frequency of sex while maintaining quality instead of focusing on quantity.

8. Better Skin

Better Skin Complexion

Cosmopolitan says that orgasm is one of the healthiest we can give ourselves. Sex has many health benefits. It gives the skin a heavenly glow as it improves blood circulation allowing a faster and better transport of oxygen.

Additionally, it helps in controlling acne as sex helps in balancing the hormones. It also prevents dry skin, wrinkles and strengthens the nails. Of course, maintaining a sexually active life is one of the natural anti-aging solutions.

9. Prostate Health

Sex on Prostate Health

While dietary changes can have a profound impact on prostate health, frequent sex is also beneficial. In one study2, researchers find that frequent ejaculation is beneficial for prostate health.

These findings provide additional evidence of a beneficial role of more frequent ejaculation throughout adult life in the etiology of PCa, particularly for low-risk disease.

10. Breast Cancer

The same way as sex is beneficial to prostate health in men, it also provides a protective barrier against breast cancer in women. During sexual peak or orgasm, the levels of happiness hormones such as oxytocin and DHEA also increase.

This increase in happiness hormones helps in the prevention of breast cancer development.


Perhaps, there are other serious illnesses in which having sex is beneficial. But, hopefully, this short list would be able to encourage the readers to practice quality sex instead of focusing on quantity.

If you have problems in your relationship, check these tips on how to rekindle the fire within your relationship and restore love and happiness once again. Otherwise, if you have difficulty doing so, try asking help from a professional sex therapist.


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