5 Sex health benefits you probably didn’t know about

Semen has antidepressant properties and plenty of nutrients!

Researchers all agree that sex is healthy, it can rid you of little aches and pains, get your heart pumping, and give you a high unlike no other! But besides the obvious, there are lots of additional health benefits that you might not have known about, so here goes…

Semen has more health benefits than you know

Before you scrunch up your face, consider this…. Semen is made up of different components, 80 percent of it is water. It also has amino acids, protein, sugars, zinc, calcium, Vitamin C and other nutrients. Word to the wise, semen can also carry STD’s so make sure your partner is healthy! There are urban legends that claim semen is an effective teeth whitener because of its high zinc levels. Semen might also have antidepressant properties when ingested, or absorbed into the vagina. It contains chemicals known to increase affection and elevate mood. It even contains a natural sleeping aid. Choosing to ingest a partner’s ejaculate or not is a preference and if there is a desire to do so, the experience can be mutually sexy and satisfying.

Ejaculation and prostate cancer link

If you ejaculate frequently, your risk of getting prostate cancer may be reduced. How often is frequent? A study at Harvard Medical School says 21 times a month. A similar Australian study points to seven times a week. It’s only an effective preventative measure in men age 50 and older. Clinicians can’t figure out why frequent ejaculation might provide protection against prostate cancer. One theory is that ejaculation helps the prostate gland to get rid of cancer-causing materials, infection, and matter that can cause inflammation.

Kinky sex gets rid of psychological stress

If you tend to be neurotic and anxious having kinky sex is just what you need to calm down.  A study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that folks who engage in kinky sex were more open, and secure in their love relationships and were less stressed, anxious, and neurotic, than those who were more sexually straight-laced. According to the scientists, kinky folks are also better talkers and don’t let psychological stress get the best of them.

A good spanking makes you happy

Who says you’re to old for a good spanking? According to the Novosibirsk Institute of Medicine, erotic spanking during sexual play releases the hormones, endorphins, which come on hard and fast. Spanking that is done with love and affection during sex, can bring out feelings of happiness and sheer satisfaction afterwards.

Pain is a factor, as is pleasure, and the heightened sexual feeling of an erotic spanking is practically indescribable according to sexperts. “I think it has more to do with the delightful sting and the delightful warmth and the delightful vibrations that it sends through the whole region,” says Gloria Brame, Ph.D. and coauthor of Different Loving: the World of Sexual Dominance & Submission

Try more sexual positions

Trying new sex positions will not only add more fun into the mix but also more orgasms and an exercise workout to boot according to the U.S. National Survey of Sexual Health. The very next time you are lying in bed with your partner, suggest some new sexual positions you haven’t tried in years, or ever, to spice things up a bit.

You don’t have to get into acrobatics but rather try a few that you will be comfortable doing. There are also a number of positions that are considered to double as exercise. By exercising during sex, you wind up working your core, which means that you’re focusing in on your cardiovascular health, however inadvertently that may be. Check out this sexual positions chart as inspiration to get things moving along!