Quite often we hear a phrase that making love is good for your health. It's really like this? For this reason there are many myths, but there are official results of scientific research.
Sex is far from a panacea, but it can be useful in some way.
It is known that during the intimacy, a hormone called oxytocin is released. His name is also "the love hormone", since it is he who is responsible for the emotional attachment between lovers.
Scientists have previously shown that oxytocin reduces fear and increases confidence, which makes relationships between people warmer. Therefore, this substance is recommended for the treatment of diseases such as Asperger's syndrome and autism.
In turn, American scientists have discovered that the feeling of love itself has a beneficial effect on the human body. In a state of love, we are less painful in reacting to stressful situations, recovering from various ailments faster and restoring strength after physical exertion.
Researchers at Wilk University in Pennsylvania have come to the conclusion that if you love at least 1-2 times a week, the level of immunostimulating antibodies, immunoglobulins A, which protect the body from respiratory viruses, increases.
Women often reject intimacy, referring to headaches. In vain! During excitement and orgasm, the level of endorphins and corticosteroids in the blood, which are natural painkillers, increases, so that at the end of sexual intercourse it is very likely to forget the migraine. However, forcing oneself to force sexual intercourse is not worth it.
Menstrual cycle failures
Studies conducted by the endocrinologists of the universities of Columbia and Stanford have shown that women who love at least once a week, the monthly cycle becomes more regular than those who do not have sex or do so only occasionally. Yes, and the periods are less painful.
Myths about the effect of intimate relationships on health
1. Make love rejuvenates
During sexual intercourse, the female estrogen hormone is released into the blood. It improves the cells' ability to regenerate and the skin remains elastic and elastic for longer. But at the same time, the more often a woman reaches orgasm, the sooner she will see her true age.
2. From intimate relationships lose weight
According to the scientist's calculations, for the average person the duration of the sexual relationship is six minutes. For the number of calories burned during this period, this is equivalent to walking. And how much energy do we spend on this walk? So making love can never be a substitute for diet and sports training.
3. Elderly sex is harmful
However, the doctor believes, "to maintain the desire for love and inhibit age-related changes, it is extremely important to maintain sexual function regularly".
"Long interruptions in intimate relationships in old age easily lead to irreversible consequences," says Natalia Alexandrova. – The abstinence or rejection of intimate relationships inhibits the production of sex hormones, which affects not only the libido, but also the general condition of the body. "