Find out why sex might be the key to a long and healthy life with these 7 unexpected health benefits.
It helps you breathe easier
Sex is reputedly a natural antihistamine, helping to combat hay fever and asthma symptoms.
You'll look younger
A good sex life is a key to youthful looks, according to a study of 3,500 people age 18 to 102 conducted by the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland. Researchers attributed this to reductions in stress, greater contentment and better sleep, all of which are also associated with sexual activity.
It can help your body fight disease
Engaging in sex once or twice a week produces 30 percent higher levels of immunoglobulin A, which boosts your body’s immune system. Scientists have also found that having an active sex life may even lower your risk of developing cancer, heart disease and stroke. On top of all that, it’s a remedy for colds and flu.