Numerous Health Benefits of Having Sex
by Dr. Ava Cadell
I believe that regularly occurring and frequent sex will produce certain emotional and physical health benefits.
It has long been established that there are numerous health benefits related to sexual activity, an awareness that has been recorded in our culture for centuries in the form of such old wives’s tales as “use it, or lose it.” Just as if you don’t use your household appliances regularly, they become rusty and break down.
There has been an enormous amount of psychological research focusing on the relationship between sexuality and mental health. Recent medical studies by the American Heart Association have confirmed the physical benefits of an active sex life. The American Association of Urologists and significant medical school studies at the Universities of California and Indiana, just to name two, has documented studies about the health aspects of sexual activity. The Touch Institute in Florida has evidence that touch is the most powerful form of communication and maintenance of good health, physically and emotionally.
Now you can tell your lover, spouse, significant other, or even yourself what you’ve hoped to hear for years! Not only is sex fun and exciting – it’s healthy. “Sexercise” your body and see the benefits. Do it alone or with someone you love (try Sexycises!), but do it. Some of the same physical benefits you seek by working out at the gym are literally right at your fingertips.
Are you tired of waiting in line to use the barbells? Is the treadmill tearing up your kneecaps? Does that personal trainer show no mercy – no pain, no gain? Tone those muscles, improve your health, and give your body a boost with Dr. Ava’s Sexercise Tips.
Tip 1: Change sexual positions to stimulate different muscles.
If you think you’re overweight and need to lose a few pounds, there’s no more fun way to do it than with increased sexual activity. It won’t counteract the effects of overeating, but it does burn up calories and can also help turn fat into muscle more quickly than other forms of exercise; plus, working on that muscle tone can’t be more fun then while having sex. The natural tensing of your muscles while engaging in sex can work on the shoulders, neck, biceps, thighs, abs, stomach, and buttocks. The relaxation that follows helps work as a natural sedative.
Use your core muscles during missionary to strengthen you abs by thrusting and lifting your pelvis. While you’re at it, include some glut squeezes to tone up for a sexy bottom.
Doggie style is perfect for an arm workout, as you push yourself backwards into the thrust with sexy push-ups.
Ride em Cowgirl engages your legs, highs, butt and core. Depending on how fast you bounce on top of him or slowly grind will depend on the type pf workout you get. Bouncing gives you strength and stamina, while grinding engages the muscle longer for muscle building. Switch it up for interval training.
Pump up your love muscles doing kegels and the world will look a whole lot brighter.
Tip 2: Exercise your mouth and tongue
This is a hot oral sex trick! Use the tip of your tongue to write the alphabet or even love letter on your lover’s body. Get real intimate as you lick her clit or the tip of his penis in various patterns.
Make out with a sexy kiss to keep our lips, mouth and face in shape and contoured. Pucker up for the perfect pout!
Tip 3: Have Sex to Cure Headaches
By enjoying ourselves sexually we can actually improve our bodies both physically and mentally. Did you know that during sex, the flow of blood throughout the body not only improves circulation but also eliminates headaches? The improved flow of blood along the spinal column to the brain that results from an orgasm may just be the right thing to get rid of that migraine.
No more cliche excuses! The next time your partner says, “I’ve got a headache,” you can say “Good, let’s make love and get rid of it.”
Even that heavy breathing with someone you love is healthy as you regulate and exercise your respiratory organs.
Tip 4: Have Sex to Cure Insomnia
Having trouble sleeping? Well, take Dr. Ava’s advice. There is no better cure for insomnia than good sex. You feel so relaxed that it naturally leads you into a deep sleep. Wrap your arms around your special someone and cuddle them off to dreamland. Imagine the magic of waking up in the morning by lovemaking at dawn. It gets both your hearts and minds racing and it’s healthier than caffeine anytime.
Tip 5: Sex Can Work as a Laxative
Believe it or not, sex can also work as a laxative, toning and controlling the lower abdominal muscles. The muscle relaxant post-orgasmic state has so many benefits that it can solve a host of problems, even constipation.
Tip 6: Stressed? What better cure than sex?
If you’re feeling tense, set aside some quiet time and shut out the deadlines and pressures, if only for a “quickie.”
You will find that many of the symptoms of stress will disappear with a little loving. Not only will you feel a lot looser, you’ll breathe better, and some of those other problems relating to stress – poor judgment, short temper, or a sense of helplessness, will begin to fade into oblivion.
Tip 7: Sex Improves Self-Esteem
Feeling good sexually is a natural high that helps make all those little problems of the day seem a little less important. The physical and emotional aspects of sex can, and do work together in improving self-esteem and adding to a sense of well-being. The unique sense of intimate connection with your lover cannot be duplicated by any other activity.
And you don’t even need a partner to enjoy their sexual boost! The next time you need a little relief and there is no one else around, masturbation is as good alternative. While my “sexercise” prescriptions are a lot of fun for couples, use your most erotic organ (your brain) and all the same physical benefits I’ve mentioned can be yours alone.
Tip 8: Explore the G-spot for More Powerful Orgasms
Women have a multi-orgasmic capacity that may remain untapped without a little help from a “friend”. Explore that illusive G-spot area and you might discover a longer, deeper, more powerful orgasm then you ever imagined.
Regular orgasms help keep your libido healthy and active, by engaging your PC muscle on a regular basis, keeping the vagina muscles toned, and helping maintain vaginal lubrication.
An orgasm a day will also keep menstrual cramps away by providing a natural decongestion, resulting in less of the pain that can be so… well, irritating.
Tip 9: Fantasize for Better Brain Function
Since sexual fulfillment also involves your brain, it can improve your concentration and contribute greatly to your powers of imagination and creativity. If your work is getting you down, close your eyes and think about that ideal lover. I assure you, when you finish fantasizing, your mind and body will be ready to tackle the challenge that moments before seemed impossible.
If you trust each other implicitly, and love your partner with abandon, nothing will embolden your relationships more than the sharing of fantasies. What safer way for you single people to begin to share sexual intimacy than watching each other masturbate or helping each other to reach an orgasm without intercourse.
Experiment when that live partner isn’t around. This is the time to let your fantasies run rampant; use sex toys, erotic audios, or videos to stimulate your senses and heighten your arousal.
Tip 10: Tantric Sex for Healing
The ultimate “sexercise” to practice with your lover may be Tantric sex. A sacred kind of love, Tantric sex helps you concentrate on both the healing and energizing effects of harmonious breathing. While making love in the lotus position, you breathe out as your lover breathes in, hypnotically relaxing, it aids in the exchange of yin and yang (male and female energy).
One of the oldest Tantric exercises which combine a physical, mental, and spiritual way of life is the Venus Butterfly Technique which was first practiced in India around 3000 B.C. By simultaneous stimulation of the clitoris and tapping on the G-Spot (located approximately two inches inside, on the upper wall of the vagina, between the opening and the cervix), it is possible for the woman to reach both an internal orgasm and an external one which may result in multiple orgasms.
Tantric exercises share a deeper ability to communicate. It is the purest way of sharing the best prescription for health – SEX!
The emotional fulfillment that comes from a healthy sex life results in the relaxation of your muscles and your brain. Sex is good for your heart and lungs. Orgasms can alleviate certain headaches, the pain of menstrual cramps, act as a laxative, and help to burn calories, keep muscles toned, and organs healthy. It can have the effect of an anti-depressant, a mild sedative. Better Sex can stimulate creativity, improve concentration, and reduce stress. And… most importantly, it feels good!