Sex is one of our most basic and pleasurable instincts. But did you know that having sex regularly has extensive health benefits too? For people who are intensely intimate and often wonder, “Is it okay to have sex daily?” here is some great news for you.

1. Improves intimacy

Having sex daily brings a couple emotionally closer. It helps build trust and eliminates feelings of drifting apart. During sex the levels of oxytocin in the body, a hormone that brings on feelings of joy and happiness, are also increased.

2. Natural exercise

Sexual intercourse is nothing less than a physical activity. The increase in respiratory rate causes you to burn calories and lose flab without going to the gym. A 30 minute spell helps burn more than 80 calories! Studies have shown that men who had sex daily were 45% less likely to develop cardiovascular problems. Furthermore, supply of oxygen to your cells in increased, keeping them energized. Testosterone production during sex keeps the bones and muscles tough.

3. Relieves stress

Say goodbye to those annoying headaches and hello to a good night’s sleep. Regular bedroom activities help improve your mood and make you better at handling stress. Dopamine and oxytocin are produced during sex, hormones known to reduce anxiety and produce feelings of pleasure and tranquility.

4. Enhanced immunity

Daily sexual activity also boosts the immune system. Levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA) are increased, which makes you more resistant to common infections such as fever and flu.

5. Reduced chances of prostate cancer

Most of the fluid ejaculated is secreted by the prostate gland. If this fluid starts to accumulate, the gland swells and this leads to complications. Researchers have also proved that regular ejaculation significantly reduces the chances of men developing prostate cancer.

6. Regular menses

Sex regulates hormone levels and reduces stress, which are the two major reasons for irregularities in your menstrual cycle.

7. Prevents erectile dysfunction

Regular erections maintain blood flow through the penile arteries, keeping the tissue healthy and sustaining your sex life well beyond 40 years of age!

8. Better semen

Accumulation of sperms may lead to DNA damage. Having sex daily increases the volume of semen and replaces old sperms.

9. A longer life

Stronger bones, reduced blood pressure and improved immunity all contribute to enhancing your life-span.  During an orgasm, the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone is released, which is responsible for the latter.

So, is it okay to have sex daily? It is important to consider what your partner wants as well. Settle for what is comfortable for both of you. Make sure that your life does not become fixated on sex. Find other enjoyable activities and ways to connect. If you are single, too much unprotected sex increases the risk of a STI. Control your sexual life, don’t let it control you.