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Why Sex is Good?

By on January 24, 2013

Why Sex is Good? – Sex awakens many reactions similar to those that occur during exercise: heart rate and blood pressure increase, the metabolism is accelerated along with the intensity of breathing and muscles are stretched and strengthened.

Both activities also generate multiple physical and mental benefits in the long-term health. A healthy sex life is associated with better self-esteem, greater self-confidence, less depression and probability up to 50% lower suffering a cardiac arrest.

However, could sexual activity considered  as exercise? The estimated calories burned during sex may vary widely, but the range is between 100 and 300 per half hour depending on the intensity, position and weight of the person.

So yes, in answer to our question, sex qualifies as exercise and good theory can meet the 150 minutes of weekly physical activity is recommended as a minimum.

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If you prefer, you can try to reach 300 minutes, which according to the World Health Organization, is the number that you get the greatest health benefits.

If you lack energy for sex, try to increases the dose of conventional exercise is something that has proven to be an excellent aphrodisiac.

What Reduces the Male’s Libido?

Fatigue and job stress causes most undermine the male sex drive, according to a survey from online interviews to 5.255 heterosexual men in Europe. The investigation revealed that the relationship problems are the most common among the 14.4% of respondents admitted that lack of sexual desire (which caused premature ejaculation and inability to maintain an erection).

By age groups, males between 30 and 39 years are the most recognized is decreased libido (24.1%). On the contrary, only 10% of those over 60 recognized loss of sexual interest.

Four Benefits of Sex:

1. Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
2. Lower blood pressure and stress.
3. Helps you sleep better.
4. Strengthens the immune system.

 Start Counting:

You’ll be surprised how many calories you can burn to snuggle with your partner:


68 calories per hour

“If you kiss so well doing small caresses to her lips can burn up to 90 calories in an hour,” says Jaiya Kinzbach, sexologist and author of Red Hot Touch.


80 calories per hour

Giving a good massage to your partner will increase your heart rate, which will result in increased calorie consumption.


144 calories per half hour

The key to burn more calories how long is to prolong the activity, the type of position you choose and you execute movements. Finally, it should be noted that experts have found that women who reach orgasm burned more calories than those who do not.