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Oct 23, 2015
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Like a natural drug, sex can momentarily help you forget about everything else that you're thinking of and can calm you down.

But did you know that it has other perks you might not readily know about? Here's one: It boosts your immune system according to a study published in Press Examiner. More than its endorphin-boosting and immunity-enhancing nature, sex has a lot of other "secret" perks that positively affect your mind and body—perks that you'll reap if you get enough time in the sack with your girlfriend or wife.

So make sure to tell her all about these:

1)   IT EASES ACHES AND PAIN

Before you reach for an ibuprofen, try having sex first. According to research published in the Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, the endorphins that are released during orgasm are like morphine, a drug that effectively kills moderate to severe pain. So, when the girlfriend says "Masakit ulo ko babe, huwag ngayon," tell her that the sex is actually going to help.

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2)   IT'S A GREAT STRESS RELIEVER

There's a way to de-stress that's even more fun than drinking with the barkada. You guessed it! Sex! According to a study published in National Institute of Health, making love daily results in cell growth within the hippocampus, which is the section of your brain that helps regulate anxiety. A healthy hippocampus means better panic attack management, which in turn, can translate to less stress levels.

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3)   IT BURNS SOME SERIOUS CALORIES

Sex is a physical activity. And regular "physical activity" means you get to burn calories. We're sure you know this by now, but here's something you probably don't: the amount of calories you burn during sex. Luckily, there's an actual "Sexercise" calculator. Knowing how many calories you burn will help you track progress and make changes especially when you're on a diet.

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4)   IT HELPS YOU SLEEP BETTER  

You’ve taken a warm bath, and counted all the sheep you can count. Yet you remain  wide awake. Good news, insomniacs The cure is here: SEX. "After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feeling of relaxation and sleepiness," psychiatrist Sheenie Ambardar told Webmd.com.

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5)   IT'S A MEMORY BOOSTER

Forget Kuya Kim's "Memory Plus Gold." A study on adult rats published on PLOS One found that sexually active rodents experience an increase in neurons in the hippocampus. Neurons participate in the formation of long-term memories so having more of them prevents you from diseases like Alzheimer's.  

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6)   IT HELPS WARD OFF COLDS AND THE FLU

In an article by BBC, scientists explain that sex increases levels of immunoglobulin  —a protein found in the immune system that defends against colds and the flu. Survey shows that this compound was 30 percent higher in participants who had sex at least once a week than those who didn't have sex at all. So, like apples keeping the doctor away, the weekly booty call can also keep your body healthy and happy.

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