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Sexual health: how sex can help you look younger and stay healthy with aging

World Health Organization defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. Good sexual health depends on way more attributes than just the absence of diseases - it also requires respectful and positive attitude towards sexuality and the possibility to have a safe and pleasurable sex life.

Studies show that having satisfying sex at least twice a week can do wonders for our general health and appearance, boost the feeling of happiness and even help slow down the aging process. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of having an active sex life at any age.

Sex helps you look younger

Sex reduces levels of “stress hormone” cortisol and promotes collagen production, which improves skin elasticity. As a result, you get more supple, smooth, and clear skin with fewer wrinkles. Orgasm also releases sleep-promoting hormones that help you get a proper “beauty sleep” during which your skin rejuvenates itself.

Healthy glow and bright complexion are among the nice “side effects” of having regular sex too. The reason is simple – naturally, sex is an intense physical activity that improves blood circulation and helps bring more oxygen and vital nutrients to your skin.

Sex helps you stay healthy (physically and mentally)

Safe and satisfying sex provides a wide range of health benefits both for the body and mind.

Having sex at least twice a week can decrease the risk of developing heart diseases, prevent prostate and breast cancer, and help keep blood pressure in a healthy range.  

Immune system benefits too, as sex stimulates the production of infection-fighting antibodies that prevent us from getting various sicknesses including the common cold. Being a physical exercise, active sex also involves burning calories and helps maintain a healthy body weight. And this is not the only way how sex keeps us in shape. Some people are prone to overeating in stressful situations, and sex provides a strong stress-relieving effect that helps fight this unhealthy habit.

Hugging, touching, and sexual intimacy release happy hormones and can reduce symptoms of various mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. As a bonus, we get stronger self-esteem and an increased sense of happiness. And that’s not all – in fact, frequent sex can also enhance brain power and improve memory as we get older.

Our health and appearance at any age depend on a variety of factors, including diet, genetics, exercise routine and other lifestyle choices. Sexual health plays an equally important role in our wellbeing. As years go by, maintaining an active, satisfying sex life can be a pleasurable way of keeping our health in a good shape and achieving more youthful appearance.

In our program, an experienced specialist provides individual consultations and expert advice on sexual health for each phase of your life. Based on your concerns and health state, we will develop a set of recommendations that will help you maintain a healthy and pleasurable sex life at any age.

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