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sexual healing

Health benefits due to sexual activity.
Men who have sex 2+/week cut their risk of an acute MI in half.

Weight loss
30 minutes of sex burns 85 calories.

Boosts immune system
Regular sex increases serum immunoglobulin A, which reduces the risk of colds and flu.

Strengthens pelvic floor muscles
Women who perform Kegel exercises during sex reduce their future risk of urine incontinence.

Reduced risk of prostate cancer
Men who have 5+ ejaculations/week have a lower risk of prostate cancer in later life.

Stress reduction
Endophins released during and after sex create a sense of euphoria, and reduce stress and blood pressure.

Reduces pain and increases pain tolerance
The effect is attributed to increased oxytocin levels, which alleviate arthritic and menstrual pain.

Improved sleep hygiene
Sex relaxes and promotes deeper, more restful sleep.
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