3. It Can Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep
What do you do to help you sleep? When chamomile tea and other remedies aren’t doing the job, sex may help—especially if you’re having trouble sleeping due to anxiety or stress. “People having frequent sex often report that they handle stress better,” notes Dr. Ebanks. Many indicate that they sleep more deeply and restfully after satisfying lovemaking.”
4. Helps Control Blood Pressure
Though sex is beneficial in controlling high blood pressure in both genders, men are likely to benefit more due to the larger increase in nitric oxide synthesis, following sexual stimulation and arousal. Nitric oxide is an important component found in the body which helps blood vessels to relax and reduces the pumping pressure of the heart. So, while your heartbeat is likely to increase during the act, the long-term benefit of this is better control of blood pressure.
5. Improves Testosterone Levels
There is a reason why it is said that it is hard to keep away from sex once you have had it, and that it because of its stimulating effect on libido and elevating testosterone. Testosterone is one of the strongest indicators and determinants of your sex drive, with elevations making you want even more sex. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as sex has numerous other health benefits too (quite a few of which are also mediated by elevated testosterone levels).