Effects of SEX on your health, all you need to know

Being a sexual being is an awesome thing but, like anything in life, it can pose some risks. ‘Sexual health’ means having consenting, pleasurable and safe sexual experiences. It’s up to you to have sex in a way that reduces the chances of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or having an unplanned pregnancy. Remember you are in charge of your body.

Sex can mean different things to different people. When most people talk about ‘having sex’ they are usually referring to sexual intercourse (penetrative sex). It is also possible to be ‘sexual’ without actually having sex. Things like kissing, touching, rubbing and stroking are all things that can make you feel good. Knowing about all of the options can help you make informed choices that are best for you.

Sex does not only make you feel good. Studies have shown that sex is extremely beneficial to our health. Sex activities have a variety of neurotransmitters that impact not only our brains but several organs in our bodies.

Below are some health benefits of having sex:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Better immune system
  • Better heart health
  • Increases libido
  • Decreases depression and anxiety
  • Immediate natural pain relief
  • Promotes better sleep

Nonetheless, looking at these health benefits, it’s also bad to overindulge in sex.

Report by: Deborah, KNUST OBUASI

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