Interesting tidbits that show how sex can help you live longer, Photos

Men who orgasm at least twice a week have a 50% lower chance of mortality than those who climax once a month.

Just before an orgasm oxytocin levels increase 5x their normal amount. The endorphins and corticosteroids released from oxytocin can help alleviate arthritis, migraines, and chronic back pain.

In men, regular sex boosts testosterone production which can strengthen bones. In women, it can help prevent endometriosis.

According to the British Journal of Urology International, men in their 20’s who ejaculate more than five times a week can reduce their chance of prostate cancer by 1/3.

In a study of women who had never given birth, there was a correlation between increased frequency of sexual intercourse and a decrease in breast cancer.

A man’s risk of heart attack or stroke drops 50% if they have sex more than 3 times a week.

The hormone production of prolactin surges after sex, causing the brain to develop new neurons in the brain’s olfactory bulb (associated with smell) and in turn improving your sense of smell.

On average sex burns 200 calories. That’s the same as running for 15 minutes.

People that have sex 1-2 times a week, see a 30% rise in their immunoglobulin A levels, which helps boost their immune system.

During sex, your body releases pleasure-inducing endorphins that can help with depression and anxiety.

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