5. Why Sex Is Good – Increase Self-Esteem

According to a study published in the Social Psychology & Personality Science, among college students, students who had casual sex showed higher self-esteem levels, compared with those who didn’t enjoy casual sex [9]

Another study in the “Journal of Adolescent Health” found that women who have higher self-esteem levels reported reaching more satisfying sex and more orgasms [10].

If you want to learn more the surprising health benefits of sex for men & women, you should stay with us in the next part of this article.

6. Why Sex Is Good – Improve Sleep

After orgasm, the effect of oxytocin, along with the hormone prolactin (that is associated with the feeling of relaxation and satiety), will make you feel sleepy.

According to a study in the Women’s Health Journal, increasing estrogen levels during sex in women helps to enhance the REM cycle [11].

In males, the prefrontal cortex, which is the area of their brain linked to mental activity, consciousness, & alertness, “switches off” after having an orgasm. According to the research published in the Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, this natural process is linked to the release of serotonin and oxytocin, both of which offer sleep-inducing effects


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