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Health Sex Connection

 

Good health certainly contributes to good sex. But did you know that sex also contributes to good health? Here are some of the benefits of being sexually active as you get older:

  • Sex burns fat and boosts your immune system
  • Sex causes the brain to release endorphins – the body’s natural pain relievers.
  • Sex relieves stress and makes you feel good.
  • Sexually active people have higher levels of naturally produced sex hormones: the more sexually active you are, the more you will want to continue to be sexually active. In other words: Use it or lose it!
  • If you keep sexually active throughout your life, the physical changes that come with aging may be  less pronounced and sexuality is usually less affected.
  • There is more to sex than penetration. There are many ways to be physically intimate, and they all contribute to your health and well-being.
  • Having sex takes up about as much energy as walking up two flights of stairs, so sex is rarely dangerous. But if you have any health-related concerns, consult your physician or other health-care professional.  
  • Being sexually active contributes to physical and emotional health. But remember, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) know no age boundary; so if you are sexually active always practise safe sex.