A little sexercise makes you glow, from flushed cheeks to your winning smile. And the beauty effects are more than skin deep. Your rosy glow means nitric oxide boosting blood flow, which helps keep wrinkles from forming. Even more important than some luscious lips, this healthy circulation makes healthy arteries (read: reduced risk of heart attack and stroke).
And that smile on your face? Orgasms release stress hormones (and can even reduce pain in women). These are just some of the ways sex makes you younger, specifically, 1.5 years younger for a woman satisfied with the quantity and quality of her orgasms, according to RealAge.
The key word in that string of better-than-great news? Satisfied. The sex should be safe and satisfying. And this doesn’t have to meet any social standards of what a good sex life “should” be, as long as you are content with it.
You may say think sex is synonymous with satisfaction, but this is not always the case.
The majority of women—about 85 percent—report experiencing a sexual issue that concerns them. “Lack of interest” tops the list of issues.
In the past year, 43 percent of women under age 60 have experienced a critical sexual symptom or problem.
Contrary to popular belief, the stats aren’t much more impressive in men. About one in five men have Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in the U.S., and problems reaching orgasm is a “regular occurrence even in men without ED,” a recent study found.
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