Sex feels good, and let’s be honest, it’s pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to the male sex. But as science has expanded its understanding of the human body they have learned there are more benefits to sex than just pleasure. If you are looking for the new fountain of youth you might not have to look any farther than your own bedroom.
Clinical psychologist Dr. David Weeks studies the psychology of old age and he discovered that sex can in fact make both men and women look younger by about 7 years than people who do not have regular sex. But before you go using that as a pick up line you better know the facts behind it. According to Weeks, sex stimulates the growth hormone in the brain and this hormone makes skin more elastic and contributes to a healthy youthful glow. However, the positive benefits of sex come only from intercourse that results in an orgasm. If no orgasm is achieved there will be little to no benefits. Additionally, sex also improves the immune system allowing individuals to jump back from illnesses and help in fighting off disease. Diseases and illnesses put strain on the body making it harder to stay healthy and also aging the individual. Sleep is also aided by sex making it a built in beauty rest tool, and we all know how important sleep is to looking younger.
Besides the after-glow of sex, a roll in the hay may also help your heart stay healthy and your waistline slim. While your average sex session may not burn that many calories if done on a frequent basis the results can help you maintain or lose weight. The slimmer you are the younger you will look, and therein lays just another gem about sex. Sex also makes people happier but significantly so if done in a monogamous relationship. Apparently the emotional connection between two people who love one another is just as important as the physical act itself.
Stress is also a factor when it comes to the aging process. If you are easily stressed and have no release for your emotions it will end up showing on your face. But sex can prevent this. During and after sex there are calming hormones released throughout the body that counteract hormones like cortisol and adrenaline which contribute to early aging.
The bottom line is this: Sex prevents aging and can make you look several years younger than your age if you do it regularly and with someone you love. Casual sex and self-stimulation do not count as sex, and the act of sexual intercourse should take place at least 3 times a week for there to be a genuine anti-aging benefit. Now cozy up to your lady and start helping your body look younger!