Let's talk sex baby!

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          Sure we're all college students filled with hormones and stress just looking for a way to release all of these built up feelings and stressors. So what better way than sex... for those who choose to partake in abstinence then you must find another way to release your anxieties but sex has been proven to have many surprising health benefits other than pleasure. 
          Did you know people who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs and viruses. And we all know how important it is to avoid getting sick and having to miss classes. "Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the a certain antibody compared to students who had sex less often."
         Some researchers suggest sex even helps people lower blood pressure. One study found that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure is the first number which appears on your blood pressure test at the doctor's office. 
         Although this may seem obvious, sex is also a great form of exercise. This doesn't mean stop going to the gym routinely and just count of your sex life to keep the freshman 15 off but it does count for something. Every minute of sex helps you burn approximately 5 calories. "Like with exercise, consistency helps maximize the benefits," Pinzone says.
       Guess what, just like Cheerios, sex is also good for your heart. Besides being a great way to raise your heart rate, sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. One study showed men who had sex regularly twice a week were half as likely to get some sort of heart disease as compared to men who rarely had sex. 
       Sex can also help you go to sleep easier. "After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness" after sex, says Sheenie Ambardar, MD. She is a psychiatrist in West Hollywood, Calif. This is a cause of why after sex many people tend to roll over tired and nod off. 
For more facts about why Sex is good for you check out this article 17 Reasons why Sex is Good for You

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Every single person in this class would find this blog interesting being that were all college students. I think this is a cool blog post because most people don't look at sex as a health benefit and they look at it more of as feel-good action for lack of better words. This blog is also good in the sense that you touch on a lot of different benefits and not just hone in on one specific benefit. This blog could be used as a pick up tactic for guys, just saying.

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