Safe sex is beneficial for both men and women health as it boost the immune system. But specifically for heart health, safe sex was more beneficial to men.
Researchers from the New England Research Institute, Massachusetts prove that the men who had sex at least 2 times a week have less risk of heart disease than men who only have sex once a month or less.
However, similar benefits are not found in women. In women, sex increases the smell sensitivity due to the prolactin-releasing hormone except immune system.
A survey published on the American Journal of Cardiology suggest, a factor suspected as the protector of cardiac health is an emotional attachment to partners and low stress.
The stages of love-making ranging from foreplay, intercourse to orgasm can burn up to 200 of calories. This almost equals to normal walking for 15 minutes.
While researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that people who have sex 1-2 times a week have IgA levels about 30% more higher than people who rarely have sex.
The following are healthy heart characteristics:
- Blood pressure
Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg where 120 is systolic (maximum) blood pressure and 80 is diastolic (minimum) blood pressure.
- Total cholesterol
Total cholesterol includes HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol). A healthy range of HDL is between 29 and 72 mg/dl. While LDL is from 60 to 130 mg/dl.
- Heart rate
In healthy adults, A normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute.Consult with your doctor if your consistently heart rate above 100 bpm (tachycardia) or below 60 bpm (bradycardia), especially if accompanied by other symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath or frequent fainting.