Why you need more sex: 8 scientific facts

That sex lifts the mood and strengthens the heart, you probably already know. But do you know that making love increases brain activity, makes you younger and relieves pain? Not? Well, like that, we’ll fix it now.


conducted a study

among students and found out: the saliva of those who have sex 1-2 times a week, contains a higher level of immunoglobulin A - an antibody that fights infections and colds. At the same time, a low level of immunoglobulin A was observed both for those who do not have sex or have less than once a week, and those who engage in too much (three times a week or more).

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Researchers from the University of Amsterdam


: sex can improve analytical thinking. And during the


at Princeton University (USA) - it was conducted on rats - scientists discovered another fact: in sexually active rodents, neurons grow in the hippocampus - the part of the brain that stores memories. It is still unknown whether such changes occur in the human brain. But the fact that sex relieves stress and improves mood is a proven fact (more on this below). And this is a lot.

During sex

released a large number of hormones that reduce pain. Thanks to oxytocin - the hormone of hugs - a person experiences less stress, feels calm and happy. Serotonin, endorphins and phenylethylamine, hormones responsible for the feeling of euphoria, joy and delight, also produce lovemaking. All these processes make a person distract from pain and completely forget about it.

Other studies have shown: sex relieves torment during migraines and reduces the unpleasant side effects of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Anecdotes and jokes about the fact that men are immediately cut down after sex,

are no longer relevant

. Not only guys instantly fall asleep - this also applies to girls. Sex acts the same for everyone, just the body of a man and a woman reacts differently to this. During and after making love, the brain produces norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin and other hormones - they make you want to cuddle, hold your partner close to you.

Or fall asleep. In men, the second most often happens: they have the work of the prefrontal cortex - the part of the brain responsible for interpreting and responding to new information - significantly

slows down

after orgasm.

Having sex improves not only sleep, but and skin condition. A Scottish

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revealed that couples who had sex three or more times a week looked on average ten years younger than their age. Orgasm provokes the release of the sex hormone estrogen in men and women.

This hormone

positively affects

on the condition of hair and skin. And thanks to this, a person feels more confident and attractive.

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Surely you have more than once Heard that having sex reduces the risk of heart disease, such as stroke or coronary artery disease. And there is.

But for now, this

has been proven

for men only. According to the study, in men who have sex once a month or less, the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease is 45% higher. Perhaps the reason is simply in good overall health. These men most often have a higher libido, which means they have more sex.

We have repeatedly said that sex during pregnancy, you can and even need to do.

The main thing is not to be shy to ask all the questions of interest to the gynecologist and listen to your body. One of the main advantages: having sex

reduces the

risk of developing serious complications such as gestosis - it can cause swelling of the extremities, headaches, nausea, and even cramping.

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High blood pressure has a lot of serious consequences. Among them - stroke and heart attack.

The same phenomenon can cause erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men, and in women, reduce excitability and the ability to achieve orgasm. In order not to encounter this, it is necessary to increase the

testosterone level

. One way is to have sex. Studies

have shown

the relationship between low testosterone and high blood pressure. A surge in testosterone reduces pressure and thereby eliminates all the horrors that we have listed above.



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