SEXUAL

INTERCOURSE

true secret to health

Sex benefits for...
…. MENTAL HEALTH

…..OVERALL HEALTH CONDITION
and BODY’S D...
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Sexual intercourse, a true secret to health

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The Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health participates in the Valentine's Day by creating a new infographic related to Sexual intercourse, a true secret to health. It is part of the SEXinfographics series that aims at informing the public upon issues of sexual health.

According to various studies, absence of sexual activity has a negative effect on human health. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that sexual intercourse has beneficial effects on both physical and psychological levels. This piece of information is highly significant and has to be further communicatednot only by experts on sexual health but also by all health professionals. Raising the awareness and properly informing citizens is an important step for leading a healthier life.

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Sexual intercourse, a true secret to health

  1. 1. SEXUAL INTERCOURSE true secret to health Sex benefits for... …. MENTAL HEALTH …..OVERALL HEALTH CONDITION and BODY’S DEFENSE Reflects sexual satisfaction to mental health Improves self-confidence and emotional expression REDUCES pain Raises our mood, protecting us from depression INCREASES body's defense - strengthens immune system Increases emotional intimacy within the couple and satisfaction from the relationship Enhances sociability and trust to people ….. CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH IMPROVES sleep INCREASES secretion of useful hormones, such as testosterone and oxytocin REDUCES STABILISES stress …… URINARY and GENITAL SYSTEM RELIEVES blood pressure heart rate provides PHYSICAL EXERCISE IMPROVES HEART CONDITION sexual intercourse frequency < 2 times/week BY 1 REDUCES risk of prostate cancer, promotes recovery of prostate diseases (e.g. prostatic inflammations) 2 STRENGTHENS pelvic floor (reduces incontinence risk, improves bladder control, enhances vaginal function) 3 PROMOTES blood perfusion, oxygenation & function of vagina and penis 45 REDUCES % cardiovascular risk Significant DIFFERENCE CLASSICAL SEXUAL INTERCOURSE (penile penetration of the vagina) and consequent orgasm are connected with the above beneficial effects on physical and mental health, BUT NOT THE OTHER FORMS of sexual intercourse (masturbation, oral sex, anal sex) SOURCE: Brody S. The Relative Health Benefits of Different Sexual Activities. J Sex Med 2010; 7:1336-1361 www.imop.gr Visit and get informed about SEXUAL PROBLEMS and their solutions www.facebook.com/imop.gr youtube.com/imopgr www.twitter.com/imop.gr gplus.to/imop linkedin.com/in/imop.gr

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