It doesn’t take a genius to figure out if you have sex more often while following a healthy lifestyle and diet, it is beneficial for you because it is one of the greatest forms of exercise. However, if you dig a little deeper, you will find having sex can improve your life in more ways than one.

Here are some of the lesser-known benefits of sex:

1. It can lower your stress levels. Most of us are constantly trying to find ways to get rid of stress. If you live with someone and have sex often, studies have shown those who engage in sex frequently respond far better in stressful situations than those who abstain from intercourse. Think of a difficult day at work and how it can possibly stress you out to the point where your blood pressure rises and your confidence level can slightly diminish. If you are getting intimate with your “honey” at home on a regular basis, you will find your blood pressure won’t rise as much and you will be much more confident and sure of yourself when things get rough at work. A happy life in the sack at home leads to much more productivity and happiness a work. Just quit singing those sappy love songs in the coffee room so you don’t irritate other people who are obviously not getting it as much as you!

2. It boosts your immunity. It’s also a well-known fact that sex can protect you from colds and many other infections. This is because when you are sexually active, you raise the levels of IgA, which are anti-bodies in your blood that help protect you. Imagine how many colds have brought you down in the last couple of years and how you could have prevented a few of them if you had spent more time gettin’ down!

3. It lessens the likelihood of prostate cancer in men. For men, having lots of sex decreases the chance that they will develop prostate cancer later in life if they engage in plenty of sex during their twenties. Research tells us that men in their 20s who ejaculate at least 20 times a month are far less likely to develop prostate cancer later in life as those who have only 4 to 7 ejaculations every month. Alright men in your twenties; you better take advantage of this one while you’re young. Here’s a great tip; doctors say masturbation works just as well!

4. It gives you that loving feelingIf you have sex with  your partner more often, you can reap the health benefits.!¬†During sex, oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone” is released; this hormone reduces cortisol which is a hormone responsible for helping human beings bond and build trust. It is also a natural painkiller and boosts the level of endorphins in your body which explains why many women can get rid of their PMS symptoms if they have sex. It also keeps your cortisol levels in check; too much of this hormone can wreak havoc on your body.

So, what does this mean for you? If you are not sexually active on a regular basis with your partner, you may want to consider showing him or her this article and start getting busy! Just make sure you practice it safely.