Of course, sex is fun but how can it benefit your health? Our infographic reveals some of the many health benefits of sex and explains exactly how it affects our brains.
For example, did you know that in a typical sex session lasting 25 minutes, men will on average burn 100 calories and women will burn 69. It’s not just calories that you burn either. Sex is good for your mental health and sleep too; one in six women reports sleeping better after sex and in addition, research reveals that people who had sex at least once over two weeks were better able to manage stressful situations.
When we look at the science behind this research we can see that a lot of beneficial hormones are released during or after sex, for example, endorphins and oxytocin are released during sex, and these feel good hormones activate pleasure centres in the brain that create feelings of intimacy and relaxation. Furthermore, after sex, the relaxation-inducing hormone prolactin is released, which can help people to nod off more quickly.
To find out more about the many perks of a healthy sex life, check out our insightful infographic below.
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