Wednesday, February 26, 2014

9 Ways That Sex Is Good For You (Of The Day)

Like you needed an excuse. From the Mirror.
1. Sex makes you smarter

Scientists using mice in their research have discovered that lovemaking greatly increases the creation of neurons located within the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for the formation of long-term memory. And stopping the mice from having sex led to a fall-off in their intelligence, psychologists from the University of Maryland found.

2. Sex makes you look younger

Dr. David Weeks, clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, says his research found that older men and women with an active love life looked five to seven years younger than their actual age.

3. Sex keeps you fit

A Canadian study last month found that a half hour of sexual activity could burn more calories than walking on a treadmill. In one study, men in a 25-minute sex session burned an average of 100 calories, the women 69--or roughly the same as playing doubles tennis or walking uphill for 20 minutes or doing 40 minutes of yoga.

4. Sex lowers men's cancer risk

The good news for men - for older men, anyway - is that regular sex may be linked to a lower risk of prostate cancer, according to a study from Nottingham University. Men who kept up a regular sex life in their 50s – ejaculating more than 10 times a month – were at a lower risk or prostate cancer.

5. Sex can cure headaches

The age-old excuse of a headache may now be obsolete as research has found that orgasms in women might actually get rid of headaches. Apparently orgasm is associated with an upsurge of blood flow in the brain which could reduce headaches.
6. Sex boosts your mood

A study published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour found that young women felt more depressed the longer they hadn't had sex. Stuart Brody, a professor of psychology specialising in sexual behaviour at the University of West Scotland, says that the absorption of hormones in semen could help improve the mood of women

7. Sex boosts your self-esteem

A survey taken at the University of Texas found that people who had sex more regularly felt more confident about their bodies.

8. Sex can prevent a heart attack

Researchers at Queen's University in Belfast found that having sex three times a week could halve your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, while a study in Israel found that women who had two orgasms a week were up to 30% less likely to suffer from heart disease as those who did not have an orgasm.

9. Sex sets you up for the day

People who enjoy a bit or morning passion are more upbeat for the rest of the day and also have a stronger immune system than those who decide to have an extra snooze instead of a smooch. American scientist Dr. Debby Herbenick found that adults who made love first thing in the morning enjoyed a mood boost that carried right through until night time.



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