8 Health Reasons to Have Sex (As If You Needed Them)

Practice Safe Sex Make Love in a Volvo T-shirt

Image by Gui Rio via Flickr

Before we proceed, let me offer the expected and requisite Primal caveat: I’m talking here about safe sex ideally with a committed partner. What good does it do to blow the overall health benefit by putting yourself at risk for the myriad of sexually transmitted diseases. Likewise, why negate the mental health boost by pursing sex in a relationship/liaison that isn’t emotionally healthy? ‘Nuff said?

Here’s the list, via Mark Sisson over at Mark’s Daily Apple:

1. Improve Your Stress Response – And Your Blood Pressure
2. Cut Your Risk for Cardiac-related Death
3. Upgrade Your Immune Function
4. Get Some Pain Relief
5. (Women) Steady Your Cycle – and Possibly Increase Your Fertility
6. (Men) Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer
7. Look Better (Burn Some Calories)
8. Feed Your Primal Self (General Emotional Well-Being)


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