Having sex is one of the most pleasant activities for human beings. It is associated with the circuits of pleasure and reward, with emotions and well-being, and has physical health benefits.
- May improve health
- May boost your mood
- May decrease anxiety
- May decrease stress level
- May boost your confidence
- May improve sleep quality
To avoid unplanned pregnancy and STIs, use birth control. This includes, but is not limited to, condoms, the pill, and IUDs.
It couldn’t be simpler: have sex with a consenting partner. Always be safe and make it as satisfactory as possible.
- Sex is a physical activity that can have a positive impact on heart and muscle function.
- One study  found that sexual activity before bedtime can create a behavioral pattern that improves sleep quality.
- Endorphins, or pleasure hormones, are released in high quantities when you have sex.
- Having sex increases the production of dopamine, one of the neurotransmitters involved in pleasure responses.
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Not practicing safe sex can result in STIs and/or unplanned pregnancy.
- Aim for good quality sex, and not just frequency.
- Exercise regularly to improve your sexual performance.
- Be open with your partner about your desires.
- Avoid compulsive behaviors. Keep control of your sex drive.
- Be sure that your partner is willing and consents.
- Practice safe sex by using birth control such as condoms, the pill, and/or an IUD.
- Get tested for STIs to protect you and your partner.