Health Benefits of Sex for Men
Who knew that being ‘friends with benefits’ came with health benefits? We’ve written quite a bit about how orgasms are good for your health and how intimacy can keep you healthy, but today’s article is for the guys – or rather the health benefits they can expect from having sex with the one who’s closest to them.
The following male health benefits will give him all the more reasons to look forward to your next romp – as if he needed more reasons!
Keep Your Dude in a Better Mood
If he’s feeling down after his football team blows it again, you’ll know just the thing to bring his spirits back up; lovemaking releases feel-good endorphins that can lift his mood while taking his mind off any stresses that can be weighing on his mind, and the benefit is mutual!
Decreases Aches & Pains
Your orgasm can decrease pain from menstrual cramps, and his orgasm has the same effect, but without the menses. Headaches, sore muscles and back pain can be alleviated a little with sex, especially the oxytocin release that results from orgasm; 48 people inhaled oxytocin vapor before having their finger pricked in one study, and their pain threshold experienced an approximate 50% increase.
Try tearing off a band-aid next time his pleasures are at their apex and see if he notices!
That same blast of oxytocin that accompanies his orgasm is a natural sleep aid, and can help to regulate both of your slumber patterns. This goes a long way towards explaining why he is the first to doze off after doing it, and we all know how important a good night’s sleep is to our overall health!
The Importance of the Prostate
The National Cancer Institute found that an average of 21 ejaculations a month cuts the threat of prostate cancer by 33%, and while doubling that number won’t necessarily decrease those chances further, that’s no reason not to try!
Give his prostate some extra attention with prostate massage to make his climaxes even more intense – all the reason a guy needs to hear when you want to introduce a prostate-massaging vibrator to your foreplay.
A Tip-top Ticker
According to some research, three or more sexual encounters per week help to reduce a man’s chances or a stroke or heart attack by half, which is a huge decrease for an all-too-common malady. Sex can also be a great cardio workout that can burn up to 200 calories during a 30-minute session!
While lovemaking and orgasms can do wonders for one’s overall health, it can be even more beneficial when it’s done in conjunction with healthy eating (including some libido-boosting foods) and regular exercises you can do for even better sex!
Katy Thorn is a post-grad writer with a passion for writing about sex, sexuality, and all things rated R. She received her degree in Women’s Studies with a focus in Intersectionality at the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!). She has a cat named Yoko, drinks too much black coffee, and hates writing bios.