It appears that software on your computer is blocking Java Script.To enjoy Hulu.com, you'll need to enable Java Script in your web browser.You don’t need a partner to reap this benefit: Sexual intercourse, nocturnal emission, and masturbation were all part of the equation. You may nod off more quickly after sex, and for good reason.It's not clear that sex was the only reason that mattered in that study. “After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness" after sex, says Sheenie Ambardar, MD. Being close to your partner can soothe stress and anxiety.A strong pelvic floor is important for avoiding incontinence, something that will affect about 30% of women at some point in their lives.Good sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. “One landmark study found that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure.” That's the first number on your blood pressure test.
It gives you a one-two punch: It bumps up your heart rate and uses various muscles. You may even want to clear your schedule to make time for it on a regular basis.
“Like with exercise, consistency helps maximize the benefits,” Pinzone says. Besides being a great way to raise your heart rate, sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance.
“When either one of those is low you begin to get lots of problems, like osteoporosis and even heart disease,” Pinzone says. During one study, men who had sex at least twice a week were half as likely to die of heart disease as men who had sex rarely.
Going for the gusto may help ward off prostate cancer.
Men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) were less likely to get prostate cancer during one study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.