In our line of business, we spend a lot of time debating the benefits of frequent sex and masturbation. And there is a lively discussion on this subject around the water cooler. We endlessly pour over various studies on this topic. Here are a few findings we have distilled down for you to save you some time : )
Sex not only feels good. It can also be good for you, especially when it comes to switching things around every once in a while. A recent study of sexual behavior of Brits (sorry, no global data available) suggests that, at times, changing sexual habits for a partner can be beneficial for the relationship.
The study further made three important findings: people are having sex less frequently, people are more apt to expand their sexual repertoire than before, and women are engaging in sex with more partners than before. The last finding going beside the scope of this blog : )
It turns out that people who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of a certain antibody compared to students who had sex less often.
Study after study shows that intercourse has all sorts of benefits for men — for your blood pressure, heart and prostate health, pain, and more. Lots of studies have found that regular sex can ward off heart attacks, not bring them on as it was once feared.
One study at Queen’s University Belfast found that having sex three times a week could decrease the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Another study in Israel found that women who had two orgasms a week were up to 30% less likely to have heart disease than those who did not enjoy sex or didn’t have an orgasm.