Want to improve your heart rate, treat insomnia or cut the risk of cancer? Sex might just be the solution. A healthy sex life can not only make you feel good about yourself but can also help cure certain health issues. It can boost your health in many surprising ways. Here are some diseases that sex can cure!

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1. Arthritis

Studies have found that sex is a very good medicine to cure arthritis and relieve joint pain.

“Sex is terrific for people with arthritis,” says Palo Alto sex therapist Marty Klein, Ph.D. “Sex involves gentle, range-of-motion exercise, which minimizes pain and inflammation. It also releases endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers. Sex strengthens the muscles around the joints, which helps support them.” He adds “And it’s mood-elevating, which likewise helps alleviate pain.”

2. Heart Diseases

One of the health benefits of love making is that it boosts your heart health. It not only makes you feel happy on the inside, but also helps improve heart rate.

According to a 2010 study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, it has been found that men who had sex at least twice a week were less likely to develop heart disease compared to men who only had sex once per month.

Research suggest that sex can be classified as a moderate intensity exercise which hence act as a workout session. “Sex is a good aerobic exercise, and aerobic exercise is good for heart health,” says Dr. Nukta.

Exercise in general is good for lowering the blood pressure of a body. But women might have some extra benefits of being sexually active as orgasm stimulates the release of the Oxytocin hormone in women, which helps lower the blood pressure of the body.

3. Insomnia

There are many underlying health benefits of love making. When having sex, the body naturally releases neuropeptides known as endorphins. It is responsible for the feeling of excitement and satisfaction, hence making you feel less stressed.

“A man’s body chemistry changes after orgasm,” says David McKenzie, a Vancouver based sex therapist. According to him a biochemical called Prolactin is released in males after sex. This helps develop the feeling of fatigue in the body.

4. Migraine

It has been found that the most wonderful benefits of being sexually active is that, sex can cure migraine pain, severe one sided headaches for upto one third of patients.

According to Donald Penzien, PhD., Director of the Head and Pain Clinic at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and a professor in the department of psychology , a possible explanation for this might be that the natural chemicals released during sex—like dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin—induce both pleasure-enhancing and pain-relieving sensations.

The study, from the University of Muenster, Germany, suggests that making love can be more effective than taking painkillers to cure headaches.

Their research, reported in Cephalalgia, the journal of the International Headache Society, found that more than half of migraine sufferers experienced relief after having sex during an episode. It suggest that it might be due to the release of endorphins, a natural painkiller in the body.

5. Common Cold

Does sex help get rid of cold? Common cold is one of the most common diseases that sex can cure. Although you might find people maintaining a little distance while suffering from common cold. Because, well you wouldn’t want it to spread around. But researches have suggested that to cure cold sex might be the best medicine.

A study at Wilkes-Barre University in Pennsylvania states, that having intercourse can reduce risk of colds.

Having regular sex can have a boosting effect on the immune system and raises immunoglobulin A, an antibody that fights cold. The more immunoglobulin A in your saliva, the less likely you are to catch colds.

Psychologists Carl Charnetski, Ph.D., and Francis Brennan, Jr., Ph.D., asked 111 college students their frequency of having sex. Students were asked to provide their saliva samples. It was found that the group of people who had sex once or twice a week had the highest level of immunoglobulin A in their saliva as compared to other people who had sex less frequently.

There are numerous diseases that sex can cure. If you are suffering from any of these diseases then you might want to consider getting under the sheets. And then see for yourself! 🙂

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