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10 Ways Sex Gives You Desire for Life – From Immunity Boosts to Pain Management

Sex can help you live a longer, healthier life by boosting your immunity, lowering your blood pressure, and reducing your risk of certain cancers.

But the benefits of a satisfying love life don’t have to involve your partner—you can still reap some of the health perks when you’re happy alone.

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Sex can help you live a longer, healthier life by boosting your immune system, lowering blood pressure, and reducing your risk of certain cancers.Credit: Getty

Here, Dr. Jeff Foster, a men’s health doctor, and Lucy Beresford, a psychotherapist, share 10 reasons why sex is so much more than just a feel-good sensation and is vital to our long-term health. I will clarify.

immunity

A RESEARCH published in the journal Psychological Reports showed that those who had sex twice a week had a 30% increase in an antibody called IgA.

It helps prevent infections and more means your body is better at fighting infections

Dr. Jeff said:

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libido

Men who have abstained from alcohol for 3 to 4 weeks have an increased libido.

However, if you continue for up to 12 weeks, your testosterone levels will begin to drop.

Dr. Jeff said:

Sex is self-fulfilling, increases happiness hormones, increases blood flow, increases health and testosterone.

mental health

Studies show that sexually active people have fewer bouts of depression and anxiety and are better able to manage day-to-day stress.

Dr. Jeff said:

prostate cancer

The benefits of sex don’t wear off with age.

They can last a lifetime, and in fact, sex after 40 has greater benefits.

Sexually active men have a lower risk of prostate cancer.

Dr. Jeff said:

“But there’s no set number, so the more you have sex, the lower your risk of prostate cancer. Have sex as much as you can.”

exercise

The average British couple has penetrative sex for 3-5 minutes.

This isn’t enough to count as daily exercise, but it does have benefits.

Lucy says:

“It’s also how sex keeps us connected to our bodies and allows us to tune in to what your body wants and needs.”

blood pressure

The spike in testosterone production during sex can lower blood pressure, but serotonin, endorphins, and phenylethylamine hormones are also released during sex, which can lower stress levels.

Dr. Jeff said:

warning

A lack of libido can be a sign that our hormones are weakening. If you can’t get an erection, it’s a sign that you may have heart health problems.

Dr. Jeff said:

“Also, erectile dysfunction can be a sign of poor blood flow or heart problems. It’s really important to have it checked.

“Sex can be a very useful warning signal.”

stay young

Don’t worry about your libido decreasing with age.

Dr. Jeff says that sex is a “lifelong process” and our bodies prepare for it until we die.

“Even just practicing on your own can benefit your mind and body. Your brain doesn’t know if there’s another person connected to the other side of your penis or vagina.”

Lucy adds:

“I think it reduces stress levels and helps us live longer.”

manage pain

According to Dr. Jeff, increasing the happiness hormones in your body will improve your tolerance to pain.

He adds:

“Physicians tend to give antidepressants to patients with chronic pain syndrome not because they are depressed, but because antidepressants work.”

sleepy

It is a myth that men are the ones who go to sleep after sex. Dopamine, the hormone released after orgasm, actually makes men and women sleepy.

Dr. Jeff said: It really improves everyone’s sleep. “

Dr. Jeff says sex is a 'lifelong process' and our bodies are ready to die

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Dr. Jeff says sex is a ‘lifelong process’ and our bodies are ready to dieCredit: Getty

trial and error

School holidays mean a lot of expenses for parents.

Just covering the basics can be stressful, so one way to cut the cost of healthy extras is to double up on the same items for both adults and children.

Several companies have stuck with this idea, with Jane Atkinson on the right testing some of their latest offerings. . .

skin care

Child’s Farm, a British baby and children’s toiletries brand, has launched a line of sensitive skincare designed to be shared by the whole family.

Includes body lotion, wash, oil, bubble bath and moisturizer, all specially designed for sensitive skin and scented with natural essential oils and organic orange, coconut and fig extracts .

British baby and children's toiletries brand Child's Farm has launched a range of sensitive skin care products designed for the whole family to share.

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British baby and children’s toiletries brand Child’s Farm has launched a range of sensitive skin care products designed for the whole family to share.

I tried the fig range and the scent was wonderful, smelling similar to the wonderful perfume from French luxury brand Diptyque.

No more bulky two bottles of body wash in the shower. A small amount turns into a body cream, so it is very effective.

It didn’t dry my sensitive, eczema-prone skin either. Will definitely buy again.

  • Organic Fig Body Wash, 250ml, MSRP £5.50

soda drink

Getting kids to drink healthy can be tricky, but the Jamu Wild Water drink was a winner in our house for both kids and adults.

They contain plants and plant fiber, which are prebiotics that help maintain intestinal health.

Jamu Wild Water contains 38% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and zinc for children up to 11 years old.

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Jamu Wild Water contains 38% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and zinc for children up to 11 years old.Credit: Tom Jackson

It also contains 38% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and zinc for children up to age 11 to support the immune system and 25% of the RDA for dietary fiber to help with gut health.

With no preservatives, sugar or artificial sweeteners, the drink comes in three delicious flavors.

I love sparkling raspberries, elderberries and mallows, they have surprisingly delicate flavors.

For those times when you’re trying to keep your grumpy 3-year-old hydrated or want a drink that tastes very adult when served in a wine glass, I now have a few of these drinks. I am holding something.

10% of drink sales will be donated to charity. It’s 18kcal per 250ml can and £20 for a case of 12 cans.

snack

KOOKY is a UK brand of 100% natural fruit snacks.

I dried bananas, jackfruit, mangoes and mangosteen to make snack bags.

Kooky is a British brand of healthy, 100% natural fruit snacks.

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Kooky is a British brand of healthy, 100% natural fruit snacks.

Sustainably sourced from farms in Thailand and dried using solar energy.

Each packet contains 1 of the 5 daily types. I tried the freeze-dried mangosteen.

Spicy but sweet.

It contains 45kcal per pack, less than 1% fat and 76.9% sugar.

The price from £1.99 per pack is disappointing.



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