The Importance of Sex in a Relationship
Sex is a topic that everyone wants but not ready to talk about it. The importance of sex to an individual is undoubted. Biologically, a mature human being ought to be practicing sex regularly for the reasons for nourishing the body. In a relationship, sex is important if not the only important thing-many will oppose. Sex in a relationship is as important as love. Love on itself cannot maintain a relationship fully. For a complete, healthy relationship, sex is as essential. From health benefits to individual benefits, sex plays a significant role in every relationship. As we shall see, a relationship with no or less sex tend to be unstable, and chances like cheating develop.
Sex satisfaction in a relationship is mostly related to health benefits. For the couples in a relationship to be emotionally healthy, regular sex with satisfaction is essential. For a healthy, balanced, healthy relationship, the pair should be emotionally satisfied as individuals.
Sandor Gardo, a sex therapist, says that good and regular sex drives an individual to self-confidence and more control of his or her life. For a situation where the couples are working, and after a hard day in the office and the hustle of life, engaging in sex after a long day at work brings a sense of satisfaction and rest and the tension is thus expelled. Berman, Ph.D., Feinberg School of Medicine argues that sex in a relationship is paramount as it uplifts the confidence of an individual.
According to a review by Stuart Brody, Ph.D., men who regularly have sex, have fewer chances of prostate cancer. In another report by Marc Garnick, MD, in the year 2003 and 2004, men who were active in sex resulted in protection against prostate cancer. In the follow-up study of the report by Marc Garnick, men, categorized in different age bracket, showed that those men who ejaculated 21 times or more times in month enjoyed an average of 33% lower risk of prostate cancer, while 36% of the men who ejaculated 4 to 6 times in a week were likely to be found with prostate cancer. Therefore, basing on the above reports, regular sex for men is important, and so a man in a relationship should ejaculate for an average of 20 times in a month to avoid being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
For women, regular sex helps strengthen a woman’s pelvic floor. A strong pelvic floor reduces pain for women during sex and also reduces the chances of virginal prolapse. Studies show that sexual intercourse helps maintain vaginal and pelvic function in general. In the same survey, penile penetration stimulates spontaneous muscle contraction, which in turn, in a repeated cycle of penetration and stimulation, sustains vaginal function. Additionally, after ejaculation, seminal compound, prostaglandin PGE is released in the vaginal walls, which again perpetuates blood flow in the vaginal and in maintaining vaginal oxygenation. In conclusion, increased blood flow in the vagina is a win, win situation in that it increases sexual responses in women. The benefits of sex in women health are associated with vaginal health.
Also, for women, engaging in regular sexual intercourse reduces the pain experienced by women during periods. During the cycle of penetration and stimulation, contraction occurs thus expelling the blood flow of crumps, which in turn causes faster periods. Many women experience, painful and long periods. To avoid these situations, women should engage in regular sex in their relationships.
In conclusion, sex is paramount in every relationship as we have seen in the text. However, regular sex is as essential. According to experts, a sexless relationship is one that engages in sex for as less as ten days annually. From the above context, the importance of regular sex in a relationship cannot be ignored. Sex being such a sensitive area of discussion, couples should try as much as possible to engage in sexual intercourse, and a sex therapist would come in handy to prospective sexual active couples.