September 16, 2021 7:00 am

Welcome to episode one of the Sexual Health For Men Podcast, and this episode is about the benefits of sex.

But first, let me introduce my new podcast. This podcast is for you, the modern man. I'm Dr. Anne Truong, your host. I'm an intimate health medical doctor, and best-selling author of the book Erectile Dysfunction Fix. I'll do a deep dive into sexual health and performance and how it affects men of all ages and backgrounds. So let's get started and be sure to visit my website at for more information and resources from the show. I am so excited today that we're getting off and going.

Benefits of Sex – Table of Contents

12 Major Benefits of Sex

12 Major Benefits of Sex
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Sex has many benefits that can go from top to bottom and we're going to go dive into it at this point.

1. Burn Calories

So let's look at benefit number one. Burn calories. When you have sex, actually it can burn about 100 calorie and it's about a little less for a woman, at around 70 calories, and is considered moderate exercise. The recommendation is to get about 180 minutes of moderate exercise in a week. So, the longer you have sex, the more you have sex, put this under the column of moderate exercise.

2. Cardiovascular exercise

Benefit number two. Cardiovascular benefits. Healthy heart exercise should be done around three to five times a week and sex is consider exercise, and is good for your heart. And in fact, studies have shown that men under 50 who have sex at least twice a week have a reduced risk of heart disease compared with men who have sex less frequently. It also can help your high blood pressure as well. It can also increase your libido.

3. Improved Mood

Benefit number three is improved mood, and especially depression and anxiety. Sexual activity can release feel me good hormones, such as dopamine, prolactin, oxytocin and these are all good hormones that are active and at a high level at time of sex and orgasm.

5. Pain Relief

Sex Triggers Endorphins Which Act as the Body's Natural Pain Reliever, particularly migraines, headaches, as well as cluster headaches because sex releases endorphins that we talk about. Endorphins are a natural painkiller.

6. Immunity Boost

Benefit number six, boost immunity. It helps with the important role in protecting against infection and also inflammation as well.

7. It Might Decrease Prostate Cancer

The next benefit is reduction of prostate cancer. This is big because prostate cancer can really put a dampen on your sex life. And interestingly, studies have shown that men who ejaculated more than 21 times per month have significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those who ejaculate four to seven time a month, that sex could reduce your chance of prostate cancer by 31%. So it also will reduce developing the aggressive form of prostate cancer.

8. Improved Sleep Quality

The next benefit is improved sleep quality. You sleep longer, you sleep deeper. And hormones such as oxytocin is also released and oxytocin is considered the love hormone and that is released during sex. And when you have longer sleep, oxytocin is also released as well and cortisol, which is the stress hormone is reduced during sex as well as good quality sleep.

9. Stress Relief

The next benefit is relieving stress. It relieves stress and also help with your headaches and muscle tension, as well as gastric upset.

10. Brain Power Boost

The next benefit is boosting brain power as well. You have better concentration, better memory, and this could also be a form of improving learning as well.

11. Longer Life Expectancy

The next benefit is increasing your lifespan. You get to live longer than those who have less frequent sex.

12. Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

The next benefit is boosting self-esteem and self-confidence. This will help with anxiety, depression, and also help in improving connection in your relationship.

Conclusion: Have More Sex!

Stay healthy from the benefits of sex
Photographer: Jonathan Sanchez | Source: Unsplash

So overall, there are many benefits of sex outside the bedroom. And the number one important thing is that it is good for your heart and also good for reducing blood pressure. It burns calories. It's considered a form of exercise. It releases feel good hormones like dopamine, prolactin, oxytocin. It's a natural pain reliever, improves your immunity. And it may even decrease your chance of getting prostate cancer and improving your sleep, decreasing stress, improving your brain power and learning and memory. And also you get to live longer and feel good about yourself and have good self-confidence.

So what are you waiting for? Go out there and have more sex.

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