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Relationship Tips 6 ways sex is important to your health

Research around the world has proven that sex is essential to the general health and overall well-being of the human body.

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Research around the world has proven that sex is essential to the general health and overall well-being of the human body.

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Growing up in Ghana, one is likely to pick up many myths about sex, especially the ones that demonize it and make sex a taboo to perform or discuss.

Research around the world has proven that sex is essential to the general health and overall well-being of the human body. A healthy sex life helps to boost many organ functions and helps the individual to live long and stay in good form.

1.     Sex Fights Colds and the Flu

People who have sex a couple of times in a week tend to have higher amounts of immunoglobulin: an antibody which is the first line of defense against the flu. A High amount of the antibody increases the chances of fighting of the flu before it gets serious.

2.     Sex Reduces the Risk of Heart Diseases

Countless studies have proven that an active sex life increases longevity by reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related troubles. A sexual encounter is believed to boost coronary activity and strengthen the heart.

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3.     Sex Cures Headaches and Reduces Physical Pain

Having a headache is no excuse for not having sex. During sex, the hormone called Oxytocin which is known to relieve pain is released in the body. So when in a considerable amount of pain, remember that sex is a natural pain killer.

4.     Sex Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer

A 2003 study showed that the more men ejaculate between the ages of 20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop prostate cancer. A number of other studies have confirmed the earlier one that men can significantly reduce the risk of prostate cancer by having sex or masturbating daily

5.     Sex Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer

Although studies are being made to support the claim with more evidence, a study has come out to show that women can reduce the risk of breast cancer by having vaginal sex.

6.     Sex Prevents Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a condition which causes hypertension in pregnant women. A number of studies have come out to prove that if a woman is exposed significantly to her partner’s semen, she is less likely to get the condition during pregnancy.

 

Author is Eyram Kuwornu

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