Good lovemaking is good for your health : Benefits of Making Love

I was sidelined again in the forum by the topic “Sex effect--can sex put bad effect on our health?” So, I researched about it as I am wondering why all people have that notion, and why all people are interested in it. It seems obvious at first, but then if you dig into it and research more, it becomes clearer. I did just that, read all about the literature I can find in the Internet, and then come to terms with it and ponder about it. What I would like to know is that : how good is it really for the health and what are the benefits which we can get from it; what do we mean by good lovemaking? Are the studies good enough or have scientific basis?

Good exercise?

  • Or is it really a good exercise? Damn, are you just going to have sex because you are conscious about your health? Or can you just say to a woman or a man. “Hey I want to have exercise can you have sex with me?” hehe.

It has been a topic for as long as time permits:

  • I found out that it has been a topic of research of many health scientists, doctors, psychologists etc. for so many decades already and the literature is abound with the topic about the benefits of good lovemaking.

"sex" versus "lovemaking" (we know this already just a thought)

  • As scientific researches puts it, the word is “sex” not lovemaking, (still good lovemaking is my term for it) but then we know better than that “good lovemaking” entails more than just “sex”. What differentiates a human being from animal is the capacity to process ideas and to think, plus have moral values.
  • The difference between “sex” and “good lovemaking” is obvious. Sex is temporary and good lovemaking is you do it with the person you love or you are committed to. Maybe once in our lives, when some are young and adventurous, it is fun but then as you know the facts and you learn the value of “self”, you know how to differentiate things and facts.

My other question:

  • Does "sex" or "casual sex" outweighs risk, how about those who don’t have a partner or boyfriend are they going to die without it? I am just maybe plain crazy thinking about it this morning trying to ponder about this topic. I will share to you what I have dig so far.

According to literature and researches conducted:

  • Good lovemaking reduces stress as you will release hormones, endorphins which balances the moods and you will experience euphoria thereafter. Good lovemaking brings more happier couple, more relaxed plus they are stress free and they can think clearly as they are inspired by the episode with their loved one
  • You feel confident about yourself too and feel happier after lovemaking (I wonder I am still happy as I am, just more attuned to myself, maybe more happier)
  • It is good for women’s health as when they have orgasms they release hormones which is good for their hair and skin too
  • A good lovemaking can burn up to 200 calories and it is like walking in a treadmill for 60 minutes.
  • It will increase testosterone level which is good for the bones and muscles of the body
  • it is also good for various cancer like testicular cancer and prostate cancer as it usually removed the bad cells form that part of your body (I need to read more on this)
  • It is good for the heart too, just don’t get overly too excited (you might die from it), as it is good for the circulation of the blood from your heart and out of it too
  • Researches have been conducted in a ten year study in Belfast, Ireland that for those who have a good lifestyle plus regular sex with a loved one, their life expectancy increased too. In old age, it has been proven that marriage and good sex life extends life expectancy as well. Still even if your marriage is not perfect the benefit if you are in a marital relationship is good because you can also get health benefits in health insurance etc. Plus the shared wealth concept too and the :"companionship" aspect you truly enjoy that comes with a partner
  • In 1997, The British Medical Journal published an article said that men who had the highest number of orgasms had a good quality of life and lived the longest.

Thoughts about good lovemaking:

  • Good lovemaking would be always with the person you love not for the sake of it, for if not you will just have headache and more frustrations
  • No way to live just like having casual sex as you are endangering your life to dangers like HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies---which may cause your dreams and future too, specially for the youth
  • Sex is addictive and if you do it yourself, you will be use to that fact that you don’t need a warm person anymore, replacing it for a good woman or a man.
  • Risk outweighs the benefits you can get from “casual sex” alone if you are not careful specially if you indulge in multiple sex partners etc. and sex without protecting yourself

As for my question whether studies about the effects of “sex” or “lovemaking” are scientific enough, well you cant conduct a study following up people for the rest of their lives and monitoring their lifestyle etc, just for the sake of knowing the benefits of it, people are not rats or guinea pigs, so I have the conclusion that all studies regarding the effects of good lovemaking, marriage etc needs further verification and I am wondering whether these kind of studies can be answered scientifically at all. Just look at yourselves in the morning “after” hehe, are you happier, LOL, then it answers the questions too.

And for my question also whether you are going to die without it, goodness, NO, and I know that from the beginning already. I could have been dead by now.

Warning: Lovemaking is not the be all and end all of a relationship (we know that already), true love waits, it endure time and when you have it, keep it for a lifetime.

And lastly:

Lovemaking is best between married couples, those who are committed plus those who love each other exclusively.

This is very long, sorry.

 Just double click so you can go to YOUTUBE, Thank you, Maita

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

This is NOT a long hub at all, Maita! Have you seen my Harry Potter hub or my Ode to the Big Blue Wrecking Crew hub??? Thanks for sharing this well-thought out, well-executed sex-education hub! You simply nailed it ;)

Dohn


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blue dog 6 years ago from texas hill country

ah, yes, good for the heart. can't imagine a better way to die!

great one, pdh.


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hafeezrm 6 years ago from Pakistan

A good and useful hub. Indeed lovemaking has good effect and prolongs lives of both the partners.

But at the same time, sex makes the partners dull. To be specific "love renders those areas of brain deficient in alertness which control critical thought"

There maybe moderate sex and not addictive one.

Thank for a good hub.


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TINA V 6 years ago

Sex takes a greater risk. Lovemaking is good for a person's health as well as it is also good in maintaining a healthy relationship for couples.

You made a good research. This is a nice and informative hub. Have a great weekend!


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Anath 6 years ago

I agree with the research findings, and of course that is why I am in such good shape... and health ;-)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

I hear yah, Pretty. :)

I actually popped by to read a Hub you wrote on JLO but got side tracked by this one. lol


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Thank you Maita. I agree with everything, I'm sure. As far as I can remember love and love making were wonderful things.


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Rik Ravado 6 years ago from England

I have a friend who volunteers to help with research in this area. The cost is £100 a day. I'm not sure he can afford it though!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

Hi there Maita does all this explain why I like it so much LMAO?


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey blonde, LOL, yes...and nobody can say NO to you either, Thank you beautiful, Maita


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K Partin 6 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

Hi Maita, Always room for love making!! :) Nice hub I enjoyed it. K.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi K, I love your new avatar, and thanks for this one, How are you, is it cold there but I know you are enjoying it, Night, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Dohn, oh yes I remember your articles hehe, they are indeed long comparing to these, thanks for your nice comment Dohnn, waiting for your next installment of your story, Have a good day, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hehehe blue, smile smile for me again, yes you can actually die because of too much excitement hehe, nice way to die indeed, at least you die in happiness too,but then you are dead hehe, Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hafeezrm, oh that one, it makes you dull, cloud your judgement indeed, yes in the nick of time as a consequence to it, could be addictive yes, and any form of addiciton is bad too, Thanks for reading this one, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thanks TinaV for your comment, you have a good day and weekend as well, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Anath, hehehe, am sure with your essence and beauty, you're in good health and shape too, Thanks BTW for your dropping by here, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey lady, nice of you to drop by, good you read this one, am sure too you are in good shape hehe, Good day, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Yesh, Micky, good day, as far as you can remember, is that long ago, hmm, I am also sure you've got a healthy good health with biking etc. How are you, hope you are keeping yourself warm, heard it is really getting cold day, TC, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Rik, hehehe, that's very expensive, LOL, You made me smile, Thank you, Maita


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

hey Pretty .. what a great Hub. . and I take good love making over sex any day! Big thumbs up on this topic &hearts


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Well, this is quite the topic. I agree with your ideas. I think a few hours of great making love must be like 24 hours on a treadmill. :D


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ehern33 6 years ago

Good for the heart, good for the soul, good for the skin, I just don't see the down side.. Ooops, I just mentioned it.. Good hub maita, great tips..


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Maita: I love the way you think. :-D


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

Great hub Maita, interesting topic. You really gave all the facts, and pointed out the health benefits, which are good to know. Well done as always. And not a boring subject. Thanks.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I so agree with you with every word. I was wondering, being an olter generation I might have become a prone, but reading this it confirms my way of thinking. I also think the press and those so-called 'Stars' have a lot to do with sex shouted everywhere. To me the very word sounds common. Matbe because of the casual way of thinking marriage could also be saved. They forgot that lovemaking is what is really beautiful. Thank you for a great hub


mtsi1098 6 years ago

This hub must have been fun to research :) I am glad that you wrote this to compare making love and sex is the comparison between loving someone and being in love with someone...stay healthy :)


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Very good hub Maita, and you've been quite right: stress and an happy sexual life (lovemaking) are mutually exclusive, the city isn't big enough for both of them. Well, you've been right also with the rest. I've read somewhere that a good sexual life for health matters should be around having sex every other day.


Millionheir 6 years ago

Cheers to good lovemaking…nice hub Mari!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey wave, sure I know what you are into, good women who loves sports knows it better hehe, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi James, thanks so much for the read here, and yes you're right hehe, that's too much 1 day of treadmill hehe and many hours of lovemaking, hehe just kidding, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey ehern, yes many advantages isn't it specially if it is done with the person you love mnost, lovemaking, hmmm am just wondering about another topic like this, must be though provoking again, just being on the safe side is ok when it comes to it though, thanks again and have a good day, ehern, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Cris, thanks and I like the humour when you write too, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Truth, it is not a boring subject alright, haha, yes there are advantages to it really but as always being on the safe side and doing it to the one you love is the best, How are you today and thanks, lovemaking plus dancing wow, that's the best too, maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hello, I couldn't agree with you more, the press is definitely into promoting sex and also television too, it is just sad, Lovemaking is the best, and we can also show it in little ways like being intimate,Thanks as usual hello, I aprreciate you always dropping by, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

mtsi, I also couldn't agree with your take, being in love is the best and making love too, hmm, wheres the "you" avatar? Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi hypno, I am not on expert on the frequency but every day must be good hahaha,(everyday is most ok?) as long as you are being safe then it must be ok and to reduce stress really, the after wards is good, like cuddling etc.. those intimate moments too, Thank you hypno for finding time to read this one, Have a good day, maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi mari, it is ggod you read this one too, I went to your hubs and I like the way you write too, am following your Capricorn series, Thanks, Maita


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wolfpack5 6 years ago from Alberta Canada

Very nice hub and very true :)

Have a great day my friend..


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thank you wolf, Have a good day to you too, Maita


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Russell-D 6 years ago from Southern Ca.

My wife and I agreed with you for the first 50 years of our married lives, but when one begins pushing 80, things that were, suddenly aren't. The memories are sweet but I know we have gotten as "healthy" as we're going to get. Now a nice glass of hot tea and a smile works wonders. You young folk keep getting

"healthy" as long as you are able; it's one of the good gifts that is not taxed.

David Russell


mtsi1098 6 years ago

Hi Maita - How's this?


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi David, well that's is so sweet, more than fifty years of being together is awesome, fantastic and I am sure you had it all, Congratulations for the both of you, I look up to you and your wife, in the world we live in right now, nobody can surpass that, there are few, I hope one day I can find mine and keep it for a lifetime, Thanks David always, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey mtsi, that's better, I like that one, Hows your Sunday going? Do you watch football, what team do you like? TC, Maita


mtsi1098 6 years ago

I do watch football but I have to leave soon for a hockey game...Have a great day and I hope all is well...


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Great Wide Open 6 years ago from The Astral Plane

Maita, this is probably the most read hub I've came across and for a great reason. There is no greater stress relief than making love for hours and hours- well we all get the point. Great hub and done in elegant taste as always, Maita.

Steven Randall


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

oh ok, have a good day mtsi and enjoy hockey, (I hope your team wins or you win), you playing? TC, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Steven, people will be ineterested in it as the topic is quite educational hehehe, yes sex -- lovemaking reduces stress and make you smile thereafter only if you love them, at other times it might just give you headache,

Thanks and you have a good Sunday, happy watching football, basketball today? Maita


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Great hub, Maita! However, I think you've given guys a new line for hitting on women, "Hey I want to have exercise can you have sex with me?" What the heck, I might use this line myself. LOL! Cause having sex trumps walking on a treadmill any day. Hehe!


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Anath 6 years ago

Excellent hub Maita, there is nothing better than lovemaking in the full meaning of the word. Physically you feel both exhausted but on top form and mentally you are just over the moon ready to face anything!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Money, Can we both used that phrase hehehe, it is fun hehe, but more headache afterwards?// C'mon teach me pole dancing, you are six hours away LOL, I hope men will not use that too often, Thanks Money, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Anath, you alweays say the right word plus you always make me smile too, hehe, after it of course you are always ready to face anything hehehe, sure, Thanks, Maita


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Comprehensive Hub, with this hmmm you just prove that you are an expert about this kind of niche nyahahahaha...

Great hub again pdh... and very creative and resourceful too...


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I absolutely believe that there are numerous health benefits to good lovemaking, or let's just say a healthy sex life. Absolutely I believe those benefits are amplified when engaged in a loving relationship. There is something about the intimacy you get when you're lying there with your partner before and after the whole act, and the warmness you feel. You feel comfortable and necessary, and its a moment to just think about the person you're with and forget about all the things in life that can make it hectic and tedious.

Not too long at all, and actually a very interesting hub...

Now where's my wife, I think its time for a little *ahem* exercise. :)


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Interesting hub--lovemaking versus sex--good take on the difference. Nicely done and what incentive to do more of.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey GH, good you visit again and thanks for your nice compliment, Filipinoes are good lovers, wouldn't you agree?? hehe, Maita


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

How can sexual lovemaking not be good for you? It's great physically, mentally and emotionally. Good one, Maita!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Springboard, nice of you to come by, you are most definitely correct cuddling after lovemaking is awesome, and I am sure your wife is enjoying it a lot as it seems you know it all, Exercise hehe, Thnaks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi anglnwu, thanks for your nice comments and good day to you, I checked out your hubs and they are good, Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Beth, oh how nice of you to come by again, lovemaking is essentially necessary for emotional and physical yes my dear friend, coudnt agree with you on that one, specially during winter hehehe, Maita


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Good for the heart - in more than one way!


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Bmystic57 6 years ago from Sheldon,Tx

there is no downside to lovemaking or sex.

But hey what do I know right ,just another man thinking out loud.

good hub!

Your the Best!

p.s. this treadmill 30 mins. a day is killing me!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi habee, thanks my dear for dropping by again, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi bmystic, hehe, why not replace your treadmill with somebody you can love, just kidding, BTW, I know and I hear ya about men but women also think about that too, Thanks and good you made me smile with your comment, Maita


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Mr Nice 6 years ago from North America

Hi pretty,

Sexercise is far better and healthier than regular exercise. That is why pipol r always lukin’ 4 da luvly ones..da nice ones.. da delicious ones..da smart ones.. da sweet ones..kakainis… ako.. ako.. puro na lang ako.. hehehe

Salamat dalaga


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hehehehe, you made me laugh out loud for this one, hehehe, Salamat and you made my day already, hehe, Thank you Mr nice, Maita


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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

Too many folks treat sex like readers digest, In out, repeat if necessary. It is the only exercize that rewards all of your hard work everytine your are almost done. It's the perfect pushup, a wonderful slam dunk, a grand slam,

a touchdown with a great celebatory dance, a hole in one,

it's the perfect way to burn calories, which would you rather pump on, a bike or a lovely horizontal lady or man

eager to brightwen your day...lol~~~SUPERB HUB~~~MFB III


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Amen to all of what you said,and smiles for me, maita


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LeanMan 6 years ago from At the Gemba

Getting late here, very good hub..

Off to burn some calories, reduce my stress, and 101 other things... (wish you were here... lol)..


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey you're crazy, wheres your wife? hehe< Night sleep tight and keep it all reserved hehe


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Wow, this is one I can easily agree with. Yes, lovemaking is very healthy in so many ways. It is the best kind of work out I can think of. Sorry I didn't read this sooner. Heh. Great hub, Maita.


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prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US Author

thanks Cathy..

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