Healthy sex is safe, respectful, responsible, consensual and mutually pleasurable
Healthy sex is not exploitative or abusive, and both people must give their consent. Exploitation means that one party takes advantage of the other, either directly or indirectly. It can also include situations in which a person is under a strong or oppressive influence and may not be able to consent to sex. It often takes the form of intoxication.
It boosts immune system
Sex has many health benefits, including a boost to the immune system. Sex helps your body create antibodies, which fight common diseases and infections.
Research shows that having sex more often has significant health benefits. Frequent sex can increase antibodies by 30%.
Healthy sex can also improve mood and sex drive. Regular sex is also associated with fewer sick days.
One study conducted by Wilkes University found that college students who had sex on a regular basis had higher levels of antibodies.
The immune system is also affected by physical activity. Exercising regularly helps improve immunity. It also helps maintain a healthy weight.
A healthy body weight is vital for a healthy immune system. In addition, sexual activity helps burn more calories.
This means you’ll be better able to fight disease and prevent it from developing.
The release of dopamine during orgasm helps boost the immune system. The release of this hormone improves your mood and reduces the stress hormone cortisol.
Sex also increases the levels of oxytocin in the body, which is known to boost the immune system.
This hormone helps the body fight diseases and infections by boosting white blood cells (leukocytes).
While masturbation may have some health benefits, it does nothing to boost your immune system. In fact, it can even make your partner happier.
According to a study in the Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, women who had regular masturbation were more likely to have happier marriages.
In addition to masturbation, healthy diet and regular exercise are also important for a healthy immune system.
It prevents pregnancy
Having healthy sex can help prevent pregnancy, and the best method is using contraception.
Contraception, also known as birth control, prevents pregnancy by blocking the sperm from entering the uterus. However, contraception does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
Besides, it can also make the menstrual cycle easier and lighter than usual.
Using contraception is essential for couples who want to avoid pregnancy.
Whether you are married, single, or in a relationship, the best way to prevent pregnancy is to use condoms.
Condoms are thin coverings that cover the penis, preventing sperm from entering the vagina.
However, they are less effective than other birth control methods. Moreover, you must use condoms every time you have sex.
Another effective method for preventing pregnancy is abstinence. While abstinence is a good way to keep yourself away from pregnancy, abstinence is not always possible for everyone.
However, it can help you focus on other things. Besides, abstinence also reduces the risk of STDs and pregnancy.
If you are having sex without protection, it’s best to take a pill or a condom. These will prevent pregnancy when used in the first 120 hours after unprotected intercourse.
These pills contain a hormone called levonorgestrel, which prevents ovulation. These are available over the counter or with a doctor’s prescription.