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4 ways sex may cure the common cold

16 September 2016, 15:03 Amy Froneman

Regular sex can help prevent you catching one of winter’s most universal ailments – the common cold. This is according to psychologists Carl Charnetski and Francis Brennan of Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, who claim that sexual activity boosts immunity.

According to their research, sex can lead to higher levels of Immunoglobulin A (IgA), which may offer some protection against disease.

This is however just one of the ways sex has been shown to ease the common cold; here are the others:

Touchy-feely: The sensation of touch during intimacy has been shown to have a positive impact on one’s emotional well-being. So, having an intimate moment with your lover will help you feel more upbeat, and fight off any aches and pains you may feel from being sick.

Better sleep: When you experience an orgasm, your body releases a hormone called oxytocin, also referred to as the “love hormone”, and this can make you quite sleepy. 

Painkiller: An article published in Cephalalgia, the journal of the International Headache Society, found that the endorphins released during orgasm can block pain, even the pain of a migraine. So if your congestion is resulting in a painful sinus headache, sex might be a viable option for curing it.

Sources: Sexual frequency and salivary immunoglobulin A (IgA); Why sex is a better cure for headaches; Want to prevent colds? Have sex

- Health24

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