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    Just 21 Ways Sex Is Really, Really Good For You

    It’s not just about burning calories. We’re talking possibly helping migraines and kidneys.

    1. Good news: Lockdown sex may reduce your risk of developing anxiety and depression.

    2. And in general, having sex today may help with your anxiety tomorrow.

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    3. Tired of fighting with your partner? Makeup sex could help you bounce back quicker.

    4. Sex may stop your memory from getting worse.

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    5. And it could totally keep your mind sharp too!

    6. Frequent sex can even help you pass kidney stones.

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    7. And plenty of masturbation can be as effective as oral medication for kidney stones!

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    8. Ejaculating more may mean a lower risk of prostate cancer.

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    9. If you’re struggling with chronic pelvic pain caused by endometriosis, nonpenetrative sex is still sex and can be great!

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    10. Vibrators may help stop you from premature ejaculation.

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    11. A happy and fulfilling sex life is good for your self-esteem and mental health, especially if you have a physical disability.

    12. Quality matters! Good sex is great for your heart.

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    13. Sex gets your blood pumping, the same way a brisk walk would.

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    14. An active sex life has been associated with reduced symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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    15. Mind-blowing sex may be the solution to your brain-busting headaches.

    16. Successful aging starts with staying sexually active as you get older.

    17. Frequent masturbation or sexual activity can prevent the onset of erectile dysfunction.

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    18. Pleasuring yourself with a hot new sex toy can ease symptoms of menopause.

    19. Sex could help with your allergies.

    20. Boost your body’s immune system with a weekly sex sesh.

    21. And as your immune system reacts to your sexual behavior, it could make you more fertile, even when you’re not ovulating!