Being intimate with your sexual partner has its known benefits. What about on a regular basis, like every day? Here are a few ways that your body can be affected if you have intercourse every day.
Builds emotional intimacy
Having intercourse every day can strengthen the emotional bond between you and your partner. It’s important that people who are involved are emotionally at the same level. According to Jill P. Weber, Ph.D., couples with emotional intimacy generally feel better after expressing their emotions with one another. Even if they do not agree there is a sense of comfort and validation.
Regular intercourse can increase your level of immunity, making your body stronger against illnesses like the common cold and fever. Research shows that people who have frequent sex have higher levels of immunoglobulin, molecules produced by the white blood cells that are a critical part of the immune response, according to a study published in Psychological Reports.
Lowered blood pressure
Weber claims studies have shown a link between the spikes in testosterone associated with sexual activity might help lower blood pressure. Intercourse also releases serotonin, endorphins, and phenyl-ethylamine, hormones that generate feelings of euphoria, pleasure, and elation—and make people forget their stress. Relieving stress relaxes the arteries in the body—again lowering high blood pressure.
Reduces chances of getting depression
Just like exercise, intercourse also prompts the brain to release feel-good chemicals, which increase the levels of happy hormones, like serotonin. This helps reduce the chances of getting depression. Intimacy with a partner can also open communication and lead to a connection that will help reduce feelings of depression.
According to Dr. Amer Khan, a Sutter Health neurologist, and sleep specialist, the release of oxytocin releases stress and will allow you to get better sleep. “Other hormones, such as dopamine, prolactin, and progesterone, have been implicated in affecting the mind with a sense of relief, relaxation, and sleepiness following the act of satisfactory sex,” Khan told Healthline.
Improves overall fitness
Regular sex will have an effect on your body similar to a workout. “Sex wouldn’t be considered a workout in terms of caloric expenditure and muscular gain in the traditional sense. However, 4-5 calories per minute is still better than zero,” says Sara Siberstang, C.P.T, and founder of Mind Body Love.
Women who are fulfilled with their sexual life tend to live longer than those who do not. According to studies done by Howard S. Friedman, Ph.D., sexual satisfaction tends to play a role in happier relationships and healthier lives. Intimacy, personality, behavior, and health are factors that a longer life can be possible as well, but at the moment research shows that a sexually satisfying and happy relationship is a very good predictor of future health and long life.