Great sex is revered as the pinnacle of human experience. As women age beyond child-bearing years and into menopause, however, sex can seem unnecessary or inconsequential—especially if it is uncomfortable or painful.
Rather than seeking solutions to keep sex as a central part of their lives, many opt to go without. This choice can negatively impact their health.
Obviously, sex is not just for procreation. Rather, it’s a key part of a well-balanced healthy adult lifestyle, with benefits that linger long after the bedroom. If you have been putting intimacy on the back burner, here are a few reasons to reconsider.
Sex As Pain Relief
Individuals with chronic pain often avoid physical intimacy. Yet sex with orgasm increases your body’s “feel-good” hormones. Oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine, and other endorphins unique contribute to pain relief and an overall increase in your sense of wellbeing.
For women, orgasms have been shown to help alleviate the symptoms of headaches, specifically migraines and cluster headaches. Instead of refraining from intimacy when your head hurts, indulge!
The “feel good” hormones produced from having sex also help alleviate menstrual cramping. The uterus strongly contracts during orgasm, and when it relaxes, it often improves cramping.
Lastly, sex can help women who suffer from osteoarthritis. The range of motion experienced during the physical act of sex can minimize pain and increase flexibility. The hormones produced during sex also have a direct impact on joint pain relief.
Sex As Anxiety Relief
Women tend to experience anxiety and depression more than men. In addition with releasing “feel-good” hormones, intimacy lowers the stress-related hormone cortisol. The powerful combination of these hormones boosts your mood.
Sex As A Sleep Aid
Many women have trouble sleeping. Before turning to medications to catch some shut-eye, spend some romantic time with your partner. Not only does sex lower cortisol, which helps you sleep, but it also increases hormones that make you feel relaxed. Estrogen levels increase as well resulting in enhanced REM sleep.
Sex For A Healthy Heart
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in America. In addition to reducing stress, which lowers your risk for cardiac events, sex can be great aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise strengthens your heart muscle and lowers blood pressure. Additionally, intimacy reduces feelings of loneliness and depression which have both been linked to a high risk of heart disease.
Reignite Your Sex Life With Sexual Vitality Treatments
Age and hormones should not prevent you from enjoying sex. At Matrix Age management, we provide treatments to help women achieve intimacy and comfort, as well as providing the above-mentioned health benefits.
diVa is an ablative vaginal laser treatment that improves lubrication, laxity, and minor bladder leakage. The O-shot is an option that increases sensitivity, which leads to stronger orgasms. It also plays a role in treating minor stress-related urinary incontinence.
Schedule a private consultation to find the best treatment option for your unique needs.