Oladapo Ashiru, a professor of anatomy and a consultant reproductive endocrinologist, has thrown light on the benefits of sex.
Writing in Nigeria's Punch newspaper, Prof. Ashiru said people should have more sex for the following reasons:
1. Good heart
Men who have sex at least two times in a week can almost halve their risk of heart disease. Sex involves physical activity which can give the heart a workout. It lowers blood pressure; it reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol in the body.
2. Emotional stability
Men who have frequent sex are likely to be healthier than others. Men who have regular sex may also be in a supportive relationship, which offers stress reduction and emotional benefits.
3. General good health
Sex is not only good for your heart; it also keeps many diseases at bay. For instance, you can get fewer colds because of an increase in immunoglobulin A, an antibody that fights infection. Women can also get more predictable periods because of exposure to male pheromones.
4. Good memory
Sex helps to improve memory because of increased blood flow to your brain.
Sex leads to increased feelings of motivation because of the release of endorphins.
6. Good appearance
Sex helps to tone abs, gluts and pretty much any muscle in your body. it also increases estrogen level which improves the appearance of your hair, skin and nails.
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