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3 Ways Intimacy Can Improve Your Health

The many potential health benefits of intimacy include everything from improving your mood to strengthening your heart.

Consensual intimacy, where both partners want to be there and are taking any appropriate precautions, can be an important part of a person's life and make a big difference in both their physical health and overall sense of well-being.

For example, frequent ej*culation has been suggested to lower the risk of prostate cancer. Orgasm can be effective for helping with pain and arousal has benefits as well.

Here are some of the ways that intimacy can potentially improve your health:

1. Healthy Heart: There are some studies that show that intimacy reduces stroke and heart disease risk in middle-aged men (45-59). There is also some evidence for improved heart rate variability and a lower death rate for people who engage in intercourse.

Intimacy may be good for your heart as a study says that intimacy is simply a good exercise.

It's been found to be equivalent to mild to moderate physical activity, like a brisk walk or climbing stairs.

Intimacy can also involve stretching and strength training, depending on how you do it. And we all know that exercise is good for the heart.

One study confirmed that intimacy is the equivalent of moderate-intensity exercise and measured average energy expenditure of 101 calories for men and 69 calories for women.

However, Individuals with high blood pressure should limit their intimacy activity as hypertension has been associated with reduced er*ctile function.

2. It reduces the risk of prostate cancer: One of the most important benefits of intimacy to men, specifically ej*culation, is a reduction in the risk of prostate cancer.

Men who ej*culate more frequently (more than 21 times a month, compared to four to seven times a month) are less likely to get prostate cancer.

3. Less stress: Some people find intimacy to be a good stress reliever. Several studies have looked at the effects of intimacy on the stress hormone cortisol.

One fascinating study looked at the effects of intimacy on the stress levels of couples and in times of stress, higher levels of partner intimacy made it easier to cope and to recover.

Interestingly, this and other studies have suggested that it's not just intimacy that reduces stress it's affection and other types of intimacy.

The connection appears to be just as important as the exercise. Furthermore, the association goes both ways. Intimacy reduces stress and makes people happier. 

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