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Sex – four surprising health benefits of having regular orgasms

Having regular sex could provide you with a number of health benefits, according to the NHS.

A loving relationship, physical touch and intercourse all have separate health benefits.

Sex can count as moderate exercise, which every adults needs to lead a healthy lifestyle.

But, unless you’re having 150 minutes of orgasms a week, you should also try other exercises, too.

These are the top reasons that you should be having more sex.

High blood pressure

Having regular sex could help to lower your blood pressure, according to Amai Wellness’ Medical Director, Dr Joseph Pinion.

“There have been many studies,” he told medical website WebMD.

“One landmark study found that sexual intercourse specifically [not masturbation] lowered systolic blood pressure.”

Your systolic blood pressure is the pressure in your blood vessels when the heart beats.

Simply holding hands or touching a partner could also reduce your blood pressure, research has claimed.

Prevent heart attacks

Having a good sex life is good for your heart.

Any exercise that raises your heart rate is beneficial, but regular sex could also help to keep your oestrogen and testosterone levels in balance.

Low levels of the hormones increases your risk of osteoporosis or heart disease.

Some people could be less likely to die of heart disease by having sex at least twice a week, studies have claimed.

Lower prostate cancer risk

Regular ejaculation could help to prevent prostate cancer, it’s been reported.

While having sex may lower your chances of the disease, you could also gain the benefit from masturbation, said WebMD.

“Men who ejaculated frequently [at least 21 times a month] were less likely to get prostate cancer during one study,” it added.

“It’s not clear that sex was the only reason that mattered in that study. Lots of factors affect cancer risk. But more sex won’t hurt.”

Reduce stress

Slash your day-to-day stress by having sex.

Many people report orgasms help them to feel relaxed, according to the NHS.

“In stress tests, including public speaking and doing mental arithmetic out loud, people who had no sex at all had the highest stress levels,” it said.

“People who only had penetrative sex had the smallest rise in blood pressure.

“This shows that they coped better with stress.”

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