The Health Benefits of Physical Intimacy

Nothing is more wonderful for the human spirit, body, and mind than the free and uninhibited expression of sexuality. Nothing is more glorious than the joyful sharing of physical pleasure between two generous, enthusiastic human beings. A current plague of confusion and self-consciousness causes most men to have fewer lovemaking sessions than they would like, and they enjoy the experiences they do have a lot less.

As a health benefit, sex should be a fun and relaxing part of your life, not a chore. It is certainly life’s cheapest luxury. But for too many men and women, sex has become a worrisome task—a source of tension, a burden. Sex is viewed as a problem to solve or a test to take. On the contrary, sex should be simple and natural, and it should bring a pleasure that erases worries, tensions, and burdens.

Using your penis for the purpose nature intended not only gives us one of life’s great pleasures but also provides excellent health benefits. Sex is good for your cardiovascular health, your mood, and your psychological well-being. It is a natural tranquilizer with no bad side effects. Sex also provides physical exercise and is excellent for overall fitness. It benefits circulation, stimulates the nervous system and the prostate gland, and clears up mental cobwebs by invigorating the whole body.

Men who are sexually frustrated tend to be tense and irritable, and they often seem angry at the world. Anger is an emotion to be avoided at all costs, as it has an adverse effect on your mental and cardiovascular health. But men who are sexually satisfied and feel good about themselves as sexual beings tend to have a positive outlook and a warm glow of health.

Contrary to certain myths, you cannot wear out your penis with sexual activity. There is no preset allotment of orgasms. Vigorous exercise of the penis is best expressed with the phrase “Use it or lose it.”

The general condition of your mind and body is reflected in your sexual health. For that reason, it is vital for men to maintain a high level of mental and physical well-being. Here are some basic tips:

Get fit and stay fit: A good exercise program is central to overall health and sexual fitness. It takes energy and strength to make love. The muscles of your arms, legs, back, and abdomen are all involved. If your body becomes flabby, your penis also risks becoming flabby. Build up your muscle strength with weights, push-ups, sit-ups, yoga, or whatever exercise you prefer. You don’t have to be sculpted like a Greek god, but it is important to develop muscular strength and flexibility.

Commit to cardiovascular fitness: A vigorous half hour of aerobic exercise four or five times a week is recommended for developing and maintaining cardiovascular fitness. Physical inactivity leads to deterioration of your body as a whole and can also lead to deterioration of your sexual prowess. If you start wheezing or gasping for breath while making love, your penis will get the message that you need to rest, and that is exactly what it will do.

Pay attention to what you eat: A diet low in saturated fat and high in fiber is the most effective diet for maintaining sexual vitality. Getting the proper amount of blood flow is essential to maintaining an erection, and sufficient blood flow depends on clean arteries. Do not gum up the works by ingesting saturated fats and bad cholesterol. If you have ever made love when you felt bloated or constipated, you know how much better you function when your digestive system is not overtaxed. Do not overeat—and make sure you consume plenty of fiber. Wining and dining can be romantic, but the romance withers if you overdo either one.

In addition, the maintenance of good prostate health is essential. Reliable evidence supports a low-fat, high-fiber, high-protein diet in addition to regular exercise as part of a good overall regimen to keep your prostate healthy.

So set your standards of health and fitness, maintain a regular routine, and above all, have more sex!

 

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By |2018-05-22T16:26:46+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Blog, Male Sexual Health|0 Comments

About the Author:

Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS is the attending urologic surgeon and founder/president of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Group in Los Angeles, California. To view his complete medical bio, please click here.

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