Why sex is equally important in living a healthy life

HAVE you been wondering why you are not happy when you seem to have it all? Worry not the problem lies with your sex life.

HAVE you been wondering why you are not happy when you seem to have it all? Worry not the problem lies with your sex life.

Karen, a young business executive, is always complaining about some ailment; one day its headache, next day is her blood pressure. On one of the girl’s day out, one of her friends noted this and sought to find out where exactly the problem lies; because as far as health is concerned she looks healthy. Looking at her life, everything seems to favor her; as far as life achievements are concerned Karen is above par. She has a good job, a handsome and successful husband, they have a home with three beautiful children, she is driving top range of a car-on top of that she has no loans with her bank- so why is she always complaining of being sick from one small ailment to the other? As they were talking they realized that the actual problem with Karen is in her bedroom-meaning she is sexually deprived.

Well, for starters Karen is not alone. There are men and women out there who are always sick- not because they are actually sick of anything, but because something is missing in their lives, even after looking around and seeming to have it all in life- and this thing is sex. If one does look yonder, they will not realize that the problem lies within the four walls of their bedroom!

Most often than not, when you ask people about their sex lives, you are bound to get a stare, and if not, they vehemently deny that there is a problem in matters of sex, but then if you are sharp, the response will tell you immediately that indeed there is a problem.

Sex is something that is not discussed in the open especially in our African culture, and when one is heard discussing this issue they are likely to be frowned upon, but what most of our people do not understand is that the benefits of sex extend well beyond the bedroom. It has now come to the open that sex is good for you in more ways than one.

The act of sex itself cannot be fulfilling if it is not done with the right person, whom you love and enjoy being with. In fact, it is said that when you are in the mood for sex, it’s a sure bet that the last thing on your mind is boosting your immune system or maintaining a healthy weight,  yet good sex offers health benefits and more.

I read a lot, so as I was perusing through some online articles. I came to read about a recent study in Scotland by some researchers who reported their findings in the journal Biological Psychology. They studied 24 women and 22 men who kept records of their sexual activity. Then the researchers subjected them to stressful situations -- such as speaking in public and doing verbal arithmetic -- and noted that their blood pressure response to stress was bad; but those who had sex with their partners had better responses to stress than those who engaged in other sexual behaviors or abstained.

Did you know that sex boosts immunity? It also promotes good sleep, sex helps you sleep better, that is no wonder immediately after sex people fall into deep sleep and start snoring!It does improve heart health, and above all sex boosts self-esteem. Good sexual health may mean better physical health. Having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A or IgA, which can protect you from getting colds and other infections.

It is now official that sex does a body good in a number of ways. The benefits aren’t just anecdotal or hearsay, each of the acclaimed health benefits of sex is backed by scientific scrutiny by researchers. Have you ever wondered why people who are sexually satisfied are always on top of the world? Well, now you know.

 

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