More sex = better health?

More sex = better health?
The Doctors at Aepios
General Health Relevance

If you haven’t heard it before, here it is now…


Good for you? Of course, it’s good for you. It feels great and it’s also good for your health. Multiple studies have been performed on the benefits of SEX  and how it impacts health. The benefits could be numerous but the most studied and reported benefits include boosts in immunity, happiness, and overall well-being. The hormones released during sex can make you feel closer to your partner and also lead to an improvement in your relationship.

Regular Sexual activity, at least twice a week, promoted heart health and reduced the risk of getting hypertension. Sexual activity increases the release of a hormone called prolactin, which with the other feel-good hormones leads to better sleep. The feel-good hormones that are released during sex also decrease anxiety and stress. These hormones feed into a neural pathway called the pleasure or reward centers. Studies showed that couples who were in committed relationships were happier with frequent more sex, but this did not apply to casual or one-night stands.

About the Author

Christina DeSerio

In addition to her role as the CEO of Aepios, Christina holds an advanced degree in neuroscience with extensive training in vision science, cognitive neuroscience, and cognitive and developmental psychology. Having worked with some of the most elite labs in the country, her aim is to apply this acquired knowledge to make a positive impact on the world through research, service, and activism. Numerous studies have shown that the brain is highly adaptable and changeable, and that simply knowing this fact can improve the recovery process. She hopes that by sharing some of the research she has come across in the fields of neuroscience and psychology, she can spur compassion, healing, and recovery.

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