Just in time for the chilly autumn weather, researchers have proved that having sex at least once or twice a week boosts your immune system! This means more sex and less runny noses, coughs and generally feeling unwell during the autumn/winter months.
The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body from illness, disease, and infections. The thymus gland, spleen, bone marrow and lymph nodes are particularly important in protecting us. One of the ways our immune system works is by creating antibodies that defend us against ‘foreign’ invaders. Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania measured antibody levels in 112 students and compared that to how often each of them was having sex. The students who reported having the most sex (at least once or twice a week) had 30% higher antibodies present in their systems than students who had less or no sex at all.
The really good news is that it’s not all about how much penetrative sex you have. Further studies have shown that lots of physical contact, affection, kissing even laughing will also boost your immune system and keep the nasty colds and flu away. It has been scientifically proven that when we feel good emotionally as well as physically we release all sorts of chemicals in the body that supports our immune system.