Cold and flu season will be here before you know it. Does this mean doctors should be prescribing sex? Well, maybe it does. Here are six surprising ways sex can boost your health, keeping you out of the doctor's office and able to, well, have more health-promoting sex!
|1. It can boost your immune system. Cold and flu season is approaching, and yes, you’ve probably heard it a million times: Wash your hands often, cover your mouth when you sneeze. But how about this? Kick your immune system into high gear with biweekly sex sessions. Researchers at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA, found that having sex once or twice a week boosts the immune system. They found a 30 percent increase in immunoglobulin A (IgA) proteins in people who had sex once or twice a week, compared to those who didn’t have sex. IgA proteins act as antibodies, binding to pathogens when they first enter the body and summoning the immune system to destroy them.|
Published on: June 16, 2009
Updated on: August 23, 2012