We know that in order to be the best version of ourselves, it’s important to eat a variety of nutritious foods and regularly exercise.
These are elements that keep us not only looking good, but feeling good!
The same is true for your sexual health.
Sex and sexuality are an important part of all of our lives and it’s significance is not just to reproduce.
Quality sexual activity has a major impact on peoples physical, mental, and emotional health.
There are many factors that go into promoting good sexual health, and your nutrition is an essential piece of that puzzle switching out processed foods for a diverse variety of foods that contain beneficial nutrients keeps your body and sexual system healthy.
A healthy and nutritious diet can also promote blood circulation, arousal, function, and orgasm.
Alongside good nutrition, regular exercise is just as important!
While the food you eat will improve your sexual function, frequent exercise will get that blood flowing.
Cardiovascular exercise is essential for proper sexual function in both men and women.
A study published by The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that women who exercised up to 6 hours per week showed lower sexual distress and resistance to their clitorial arteries alongside higher levels of desire, arousal, lubrication, and orgasm compared to women who did not exercise at all.
Sex is extremely beneficial to our everyday health as it activates a variety of neurotransmitters that impact not only our brains but several other organs in our bodies.
According to the American Sexual Health Association sex is an amazing cardiovascular exercise in men and women. While sex isn’t enough exercise on it’s own studies suggest that women burn an average of 3.6 calories per minute during sexual intercourse.
The benefits from sex can include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Better immune system
- Better heart health
- Improved self-esteem
- Decreased depression and anxiety
- Increased libido
- Immediate and natural pain relief
- Better sleep regime
- Overall stress reduction - both physiologically and emotionally.
Sex is an intergral part of life.
It should be fun, it should be enjoyable, and the best part…
It’s amazing for your overall health!
By Courtney Moane.