The benefits of having sex The benefits of having sex

A healthy sexuality is tied to leading a healthy life. Find out why.

It improves our immune systems. According to the institute GoHealth Urgent Care, having a sexual encounter can increase the production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), an important antibody that protects the body from infections.

Reduces pain. A study published by the International Headache Society found that during or after sex, this condition was reduced by 60% in patients that suffer from migraines.

It is a good form of exercise. According to research from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), on average, a woman that weighs 65 kilos (143 lbs.) burns the same amount of calories during sex as she would from running five kilometers in one hour.

Healthy skin. A study from the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland found that sex increases circulation: it sends oxygen-filled blood to the face and strengthens the production of our growth hormone, which makes the skin softer and more radiant.

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