Healthy sex boosts our healthy life but this boost doesn’t work most times for casual sex or one night stands. Sex is better enjoyed when it is pleasurable and with the right person.
Sex helps to lower levels of happiness and self-esteem, and higher levels of depression and anxiety.
Here are some reasons why you should have sex more often
1. It improves sleep
Prolactin, a hormone that relaxes you, is also released after an orgasm. The combination of prolactin and all the rest of the “feel-good” hormones are why most people sleep better after sex.
To get the highest amount of prolactin, science suggests having an orgasm with a partner if possible. Research shows that the level of prolactin in both men and women after intercourse can be “400% greater than that following masturbation.
2. It relieves stress
The act of sex floods your brain with all sorts of feel-good chemicals while reducing the stress hormone cortisol. Dopamine, which impacts the brain’s pleasure and reward centres; endorphins, which can reduce pain and stress; and oxytocin, also known as the cuddle hormone, are all released during sex, with higher levels after orgasm.
It boosts mood. Oxytocin promotes feelings of well-being and happiness. And you don’t have to boink like bunnies to feel that way.
3. It boosts immunity
Having regular sex may also help you fight off disease. A study recently concluded found that those with the most active sex life and lovers were the least likely to catch colds.