Believe it or not, but having sex regularly might have some serious health benefits, including helping you live longer. There have been a handful of studies that have shown that having regular sex can reduce stress, help you sleep, alleviate menstrual cramps (you can sleep well knowing she won’t have to take 800mg of Ibuprofin), and reduce prostate cancer risk.
While most of these studies have been correlational (i.e. that most people surveyed about regular sex having health benefits were in a partnership, which has itself been shown to have health benefits), we definitely appreciate that people are talking about some of the serious and real health benefits of having healthy, consensual, safe sex. It becomes a bit of a “chicken or the egg” argument, but we like omelets, so we’re not really complaining.
Skipped the gym? Sex can burn up to 250 calories. Fighting a cold? Have some sex. Feeling stressed? Orgasms will help.
Stay tuned for more posts about healthy sexuality throughout the month, including information about healthy sexuality as sexual assault prevention and a conversation about healthy sex for survivors of sexual assault.
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
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