7 Ways Sex Makes You Happy And Healthy

Happy people are physically healthier, they live longer, and they enjoy a higher quality of life.  If you didn’t already know, having sex is a great way to unleash your happy hormones. Being intimate is a natural necessity for all humans. Sex is a basic need for us, it is a great way to help your body be happy and release endorphins. If you are feeling a little blue, having sex is a great way to calm down and cheer up. Here are the top seven ways sex can make you happier and healthier.

Unleash Happy Hormones- When you have sex or physical contact, your body releases hormones such as dopamine and norepinephrine. Endorphins produce a general sense of well-being, including feeling soothed, peaceful, pain free, and secure. Engaging in sexual activity with a loved one will not only give you a release of endorphins after orgasm, but it gives you a natural high. The endorphins released during sexual intercourse and orgasms are naturally calming and not only ease depression but will prevent it. In your brain, serotonin and dopamine levels increase in response to positive social interactions. In women, positive social interactions cause oxytocin levels to rise, and, in men, vasopressin levels rise. Oxytocin and vasopressin are the chemicals that drive people toward feeling connected and happy. People with strong, supportive partners live healthier, happier lives. Endorphins are also what our body releases for pain relief. Sex can lower levels of any pain, especially headache pain, yes I said headache pain! Hormones that are released during sexual excitement and orgasm can elevate pain thresholds.

Reduce Stress- A big health benefit of sex is lower blood pressure and overall stress reduction. Sex will help you reduce stress, calm your nerves, and feel happier. Letting your mind go and relaxing is a natural part of sex. When you relax, your body is naturally happier. When you reduce stress in any way you will naturally have an “all is well” feeling. Stress happens, it’s an ongoing problem and you can’t expect to solve it in a day. But by relaxing and enjoying one another, you’ll find your stress levels declining.

Sleep better- Sex is also a great way to help you sleep and when you get enough sleep you will be happy. And getting enough sleep has been linked with a host of other good things, such as maintaining a healthy weight and blood pressure. Getting enough sleep is a great way to keep your body happy. Most people need seven to nine hours of sleep every day. When you are sleeping you body is able to repair itself and get ready for tomorrow.

Glow- The glow of good sex is a real thing. Women who have more sex have higher levels of estrogen, which is essential to having shiny, clear, and healthy skin. Knowing your skin looks good is a confidence booster. When we feel good about ourselves we are naturally happier.

Its Exercise- Sexual activity is a form of physical exercise! Making love three times a week burns around 7,500 calories in a year, that’s the equivalent of jogging 75 miles!
A night of love can raise the amount of oxygen in cells, helping to keep organs and tissue cells functioning at their peak.Any kind of physical exercise is going to increase testosterone. Testosterone is believed to help keep our bones and muscles strong. Any exercise has a number of mood-enhancing physiological effects. Exercise releases endorphins that make us feel happy. Also, a good workout helps detoxify the body from the inside out via the lymphatic system, making all body systems function more effectively.

 Lowered Cholesterol -Making love regularly can lower levels of the body’s total cholesterol slightly, while positively changing the ratio of good-to-bad cholesterol. The movement is also great for your circulatory system.

Is a popular supplemental hormone that is released naturally during lovemaking. This hormone is important because it balances all other hormones. Just before orgasm, DHEA spikes to levels three to five times higher than usual. DHEA is used for slowing or reversing aging, improving thinking skills in older people, and slowing the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. Athletes and other people use DHEA to increase muscle mass, strength, and energy. DHEA is also used by men for erectile dysfunction, and by women who have low levels of certain hormones to improve well-being and sexuality.
So as you can see, a little love making is great for your health and happiness. This should put a smile on your face. The basic fact is that a good sex life also means in the bigger picture, a good relationship with one’s partner, happiness, less stress, and by virtue of all that, physically healthier.

Credits to Cammi Balleck, Ph.D

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