Human sexual activity (Sex) has mostly been portrayed in a negative view. As causing disease, dysfunction and disruption. But, in recent years a number of studies have been researched and published.

That exposes the effects of sexual arousal and orgasm induced either by coitus or masturbation. On the health and well-being of both males and females. In terms of their having maintenance functions and preventative (prophylactic) functions.

Health benefits of sex


According to a study at Queens University in Belfast. Men who have sex three or more times a week can cut their risk of heart attack in half. According to this study. It deduces that regular romps will help in reducing the rate of suffering a stroke in a man.


According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the more he ejaculates, the less likely he is to develop prostate cancer. Sex can reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Regular sex increases blood flow to the vaginal walls, in turn making the vagina more elastic and moist.

Furthermore, sexual activity promotes a greater estrogen production. Women who don’t have a partner can use sex toys to keep the vagina healthy.


Sexual activity normally entails increases in heart rate, blood pressure and respiration and can involve voluntary (striated) muscular activity (Masters & Johnson, 1966), so it can be equated to exercise where all of these features are in operation (Butt, 1990).

As the male is the more active partner in coitus due the act of thrusting and movement, therefore most of the measurements on energy expenditure and so on, have been conducted on males (Bohlen et al., 1984).

The subject is of great interest to medicine. In that it is important to know the possible extra strain on the heart. In relation to normal energy expenditure and those recovering after myocardial infarct.


Ney (1986) hypothesized that. The absorption of prostaglandins from the semen ejaculated into a woman’s vagina could be absorbed and affect her mood. The effects of condom use on the rate of depression in sexually.

Active college females were assessed by Gallup in 2002. Which then elaborated that Females who had sex without condoms were found to be less depressed.

While symptoms of depression and suicide attempts among females who used condoms were comparative to the consistency of condom usage.


Endocrinologists at Columbia and Stan ford universities found that, women who have sex at least once a week have more-regular menstrual cycles than those who do it once in a blue moon.


Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. Found that having sex once or twice a week boosts the immune system by 30 percent.


It releases tension, elevates mood and creates a profound sense of relaxation, Sex causes the release of endorphins and increases levels of white blood cells that boost the immune system for all ages.

Researchers have found that even non-penetrative sex. Which can include simply kissing, hugging and touching, can have the same effect as the dopamine enzymes are secreted to make you feel better.


A study that followed more than 900 men from the time they were age 45 to 49 until their deaths found that men who had more orgasms lived longer. A Scottish study involving 3,500 people age 18 to 105, volunteer judges found that couples having sex at least three times a week looked, on average, seven to 12 years younger than those who had sex less frequently.

So when couples have the urge and eagerness to be involved in a sexual activity. But due to challenges present between them, professionals such as sex therapists can help.


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