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11 Ways Sex Can Make You Healthier

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11 Ways Sex Can Make You Healthier

It’s not very often that we can say that something is fun and healthy, but lo and behold, sex happens to be both!

Some of the positive health effects are more obvious, like the fact that sex is a bit of a workout (though, really, it depends on how vigorous your sex is) and it can improve your mood (duh). But some aren’t so obvious.

Like for example, that sex and orgasms (well, mostly the orgasms) can strengthen pelvic floor muscles. As I mention in this Insider article I got interviewed for last week, orgasms cause the pelvic floor to contract, so it’s kind of like doing your Kegels. Of course, you can get this benefit with a partner, but also solo: Vibrating toys also help strengthen pelvic floor muscles by increasing blood flow and activating the muscles.

Read the full article to learn about all the other health benefits of sex.

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