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5 Benefits of a Healthy Sex Life

Sex is often considered something we do only for pleasure, reproduction, or intimacy but it can actually have positive impacts on your physical, emotional, and psychological well being as well.

What is Considered a Healthy Sex Life?

A healthy sex life can look different for different people. So many factors can affect an individual’s sex life:

  • Age

  • Relationship status

  • Phase of life

  • Lifestyle

  • Natural libido

Just to name a few.

We consider a healthy sex life to be one where you are engaging in a sexual act (either with a partner or on your own) and are able to feel fully satisfied and pleasured.

If you are feeling this way on a consistent basis, there are many health benefits that have been shown to be associated with a healthy sex life.

Heart Health

Having sex is a great way to elevate your heart rate, as well as testosterone and estrogen levels.

The elevated heart rate that comes from sex and the release of dopamine at the conclusion of an orgasm have been shown to not only improve cardiovascular health but also lead to lower blood pressure.

Relieves Stress

In addition to dopamine, oxytocin is also released after an orgasm is achieved. This hormone is often referred to as the “love drug” because it creates feelings of happiness and other positive emotions.

The release of these happy hormones all work to counteract our stress hormone, cortisol. With a decrease in cortisol, stress levels decrease.

Improves Sleep

Another benefit of the “love drug” and other hormones released during sex is improved sleep. The combination of these hormones being released simultaneously can act as a sedative and allow you to fall asleep faster.

Improves Women’s Bladder Control

For women the act of sex can actually strengthen your pelvic floor. This area of the body is responsible for holding organs like your bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs in place while also assisting with bodily functions (like urination).

When this area is strengthened, the likelihood of urine incontinence (like peeing when you laugh or sneeze) is lessened.

Boosts Your Libido

Knowing all the benefits of sex, it may be worth your while to have more of it. But what if you aren’t in the mood as often as you’d like?

Well, the good news is having healthy sex makes you want more! As you balance your hormones and, for women, improve your pelvic floor your desire for sex will increase allowing you to reap all the benefits.


If you are struggling to maintain a healthy sex life due to lack of desire, difficulty maintaining erections, an inability to achieve orgasms, or a lack of lubrication, we want to help you!

Reach out to Luxe Vitality to set up your free consultation to discuss your symptoms and goals with our medical professionals. After reviewing your medical history, we will create a customized plan for you to optimize your sexual experiences and reap the health benefits of an active sex life.

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