The Benefits of a Healthy Sex Life

"All women deserve to enjoy a healthy sexual life," says Nicole Cirino, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at OHSU's Center for Women's Health.

As a reproductive psychiatrist and certified sexual health therapist, Dr. Cirino helps women who are struggling with emotional or mental health barriers to a healthy sex life.

Studies have shown that sex is extremely beneficial to our health. Sex activates a variety of neurotransmitters that impact not only our brains but several other organs in our bodies.

The benefits of sex for women include:

– Lower blood pressure – Better immune system – Better heart health, possibly including lower risk for heart disease

– Improved self-esteem – Decreased depression and anxiety – Increased libido

– Immediate, natural pain relief – Better sleep – Increased intimacy and closeness to a sexual partner – Overall stress reduction, both physiologically and emotional

Women, of course, have a variety of different lifestyles, situations, and preferences when it comes to sex.

Fortunately, all women can experience benefits of sex, no matter their situation.

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