Enjoying Sex More
Ideas, Tips, and Techniques for a
Better Sex...Better Health...Better LIFE!
Dr. Hans Rauk, PHD
Would you rather run six and a half miles over the course of a month or have sex 12 times a month? Go for the sex…it burns about 800 calories for a average person whereas the running will only burn about 480
Something we all love (or should love) to do is actually good for you! Sex therapists say sex acts on the principal of "use it or lose it." So, for your heart, mind, and soul, the best advice may be to "Just do it!"
Sex in a loving, intimate relationship has numerous health benefits. In men, sex encourages the flow of testosterone, which strengthens bones and muscles and helps transport DHEA, a hormone that is important in the function of the body’s immune system. In women, for example, the sexual act triggers the release of natural Oxytocin. Oxytocin promotes feelings of affection and triggers that nurturing instinct. In men, sex encourages the flow of testosterone, which strengthens bones and muscles and helps transport DHEA, a hormone that is important in the function of the
body’s immune system.
Most doctors now agree that sex in a loving relationship helps the immune system by increasing the flow of certain chemicals in the body. Many doctors and health experts list other health benefits of sex, as well.
Regular sex is regular exercise and has many benefits, including improved cholesterol levels and increased circulation. Some studies have shown that men who have sex at least three times each week may have a decreased risk of developing prostate problems.
Sex, like exercise, releases endorphins. Endorphins contribute to feeling of well-being and can reduce chronic pain levels. New studies have also suggested that regular sex actually slows the aging process. More studies are being done and wouldn’t you like to be in one those studies? Feeling secure in a relationship leads to feeling happier, which could lead to greater health--and a younger look.
On the “no fun” side however, studies indicate that intimacy plays a key role in the health benefits of sex. A promiscuous sexual relationship may actually produce an opposite effect by introducing a sense of anxiety and fear. This includes an “open” relationship. At least one-third of American couples report "inhibited sexual desire," according to The Masters and Johnson Institute. Compared to Western Europe couples who 62% report a
well satisfied sex life