Scientists have alerted that having more sex could seriously boost wellbeing by strengthening immune systems, lowering blood pressure and even boosting memories. These findings were drawn from several studies. Drawing from the findings of several studies, scientists uncovered many ways sexual activities boosts healthy living.
According to scientists from Wilkes University, Pennsylvania in the United States, U.S., having sex once or twice a week increases antibody levels in humans by 30 per cent.
This is thought to be due to sexually active people being more exposed to bacteria and viruses, resulting in greater antibody release.
An antibody (Ab), also known as an immunoglobulin (Ig), is a large, Y-shaped protein produced mainly by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to neutralise pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.
Antibodies are proteins used by the immune system to protect against colds and flu. Similarly, getting active sexually increases heart rate, which peaks during an orgasm.
Men in their 50s who have sex at least twice a week have a 45 per cent reduced risk of heart disease, according to scientists at New England Research Institutes, Massachusetts in the United States,U.S. A study by Michigan State University found women aged between 57 and 85 who still enjoyed sex were less likely to have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
According to the researchers at the University of Munster, Germany, migraine sufferers report a 60 per cent improvement in pain after sexual activity. Cluster headaches, which cause excruciating pain in one side of the face, improve by 37 per cent.
“Sex triggers the release of ‘feel good’ hormones called endorphins that relieve pain,” added the researchers.
In a related study, scientists at the National Cancer Institute in Maryland found that men who ejaculate at least 21 times a month are a third less likely to develop the disease than men who only release four to seven times.
Frequent ejaculation may allow the prostate to clear out cancer-causing substances or it may prevent the development of calcium deposits, which are associated with prostate cancer.
Furthermore, sex releases a cocktail of chemicals in the brain, including oxytocin and prolactin and the combination of the two are thought to aid relaxation, helping affected persons to nod off.
Scientists at the University of Paisley, Scotland found that people who had recently had sex had lower blood pressure when public speaking than those who had not had intercourse in the past fortnight.