The Benefits Of Sex
The best benefits of sex are a varied lot, with many researchers making numerous claims as to the alleged benefits of sex. While, ironically, sex probably has more negative connotations than positive ones, there are some benefits of sex. Keep in mind, though, that these benefits are only the theories of researchers who have studied very small samples of demographics, meaning their findings can be contradicted quite easily by other studies.
- Possible Stress Reliever. The best possible benefit of sex is that it may work as a stress reliever. This may seem contrary to what you know you experience during sex, which is rapidly elevated heart and pulse rates, lots of sweating, and lots of blood rushing. All these don't point to reducing stress, but researchers in Scotland found that by testing a very small sample of people, those who engaged in sex (versus those who were practicing abstinence or engaged in alternate ways of having sex) actually did better at "stressful" situations like speaking in public.
- Possible Better Physical Health. Scientists in Pennsylvania took the saliva of college students who reported to engage in frequent sex. In their saliva, said scientists found higher amounts of the antibody called IgA, which can guard against colds. However, studies like these are pretty risky because they are so speculative. For instance, the reason for the higher levels of antibodies can be attributed to almost anything else that these horndog college kids were up to, but was not tested in this study.
- Possible Calorie Burner. Sex can help you burn off calories at the rate of 85 calories per half hour of pulse-pounding, heavenly and intense intercourse. According to the same group of sex enthusiasts, you can burn off even more than one pound by engaging in 42 half-hour sessions of brain-busting and auto-pilot sex. However, this is very impractical to say the least, as a lot less stressful and much simpler activities like walking or running will get you to lose just one pound in a lot shorter time. It appears that this benefit of sex is just an excuse to justify an uninhibited indulgence in getting laid.