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This Handy Infographic Outlines the Benefits of Intimacy

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: Jul 7, 2014 • References: evoke.ie
This Evoke.ie infographic details the health benefits of intimacy.

The over-used "I have a headache" excuse has been eradicated by scientific fact, but in case you wanted the cold, hard facts: a study of 83 women experiencing migraine symptoms found that more than half of them experienced relief after orgasm. Beyond its healing powers, sex also has long list of added benefits that include less stress, a stronger immune system, better sleep and, if you can believe it, a youthful glow. Of course, it's also a great form of exercise, as a 25-minute sex session can burn up to 100 calories in men and 69 calories in women.

During sex, the brain releases several chemicals (dopamine, norepinephrine, testosterone, oxytocin, serotonin) that cause a rush of both intense pleasure and calm.