The Tiger Sex Column: The best sex positions that benefit your body!

We can all agree we’ve experienced that great feeling after sex – where we feel even better than we did before. Sex is simply healthy, but did you know that a good sex life can provide specific health benefits?

As a busy college student, the gym can sometimes get ignored. For the sake of you and that special someone, here are some helpful tips to keep your sex lives beneficial for both of your health as follows:

1. Sex can help you shed a couple pounds. Are you the type that dreads working out? Well, don’t break up with your treadmill just yet. But, if it is late and you have not made it to the gym, don’t forget that sex counts as exercise too! Sex burns between 75 and 150 calories every half an hour. It’s comparable to other physical activities, such as yoga (114 calories per half an hour), dancing (129 calories per half an hour) or walking (153 calories per half an hour).
2. Believe it or not, but sex can improve your health. You are probably already aware that heart disease is the number-one cause of death among women in the United States. Eating a healthy diet and keeping your cholesterol low and sodium in check are effective ways to stay on top of your heart health, but so is having sex. Sex is a form of exercise that raises your heart rate and blood flow. Researchers found that having sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack by half.
3. What do you do to help you sleep? Instead, grab your partner, and wear each other out for a good night’s rest! When chamomile tea and other remedies aren’t doing the job, sex can help, especially if you are having trouble sleeping due to anxiety or stress. People who frequently have sex often report that they handle stress better. Relaxation typically follows an orgasm, and it may be one of the few times people actually allow themselves to completely relax. Many indicate that they sleep more deeply and restfully after satisfying lovemaking.
4. Considering all the concerns about cold and flu viruses, it is good to know that having sex can boost your immune system. Individuals who have sex once or twice a week show 30 percent higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A, which is known to boost the immune system. So, make this your new cold-and-flu season mantra: Wash your hands, and make a bedroom date with your sweetie as often as you can!
5. The quickest way to boost your mood, fight depression and beat anxiety is through sex. Intercourse improves a person’s mental health by building intimacy and reducing stress – thereby reducing the chances of increased blood pressure.
6. Whenever you are feeling crappy, let sex put you in a better mood, for it can actually help relieve your pain. Through sexual arousal and orgasm, endorphins are generated, so sex provides natural pain relief. How awesome is that?
7. It may sound weird to say, but sex can actually help you with your bladder control. The idea that sex can help you minimize incontinence is purported to be true by experts, such as sex therapists, who have long recommended that women do Kegel exercises throughout the day and during sex. This is because not only can the exercises help increase your pleasure, but they also strengthen the muscles associated with incontinence.
8. If you suffer from acne, you should increase your sex life, and your skin will be looking healthier in no time! It may sound farfetched, but Dr. Eric Braverman, founder of PATH Medical Center in New York City, explained that having sex releases a key compound in the body that is good for all kinds of things – including improving your complexion. So much for the $79 night cream!

Hopefully these tips were informative and help to improve the health of your sex life. Just remember to always be safe and have fun!

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Jenna Graves

Lifestyles Editor at The Pacifican

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