Oral Sex – Does Oral Sex Have Health Benefits – Good Oral Sex Counts

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Oral sex or oral intercourse is sexual activity involving the stimulation of the genitalia of a person by another person using the mouth (including the lips, tongue or teeth) or throat. Cunnilingus is oral sex performed on a female, while fellatio is oral sex performed on a male. Anilingus (analingus), another form of oral sex, is oral stimulation of a person’s anus. Oral stimulation of other parts of the body (as in kissing and licking) is usually not considered oral sex.

Oral sex may be performed as foreplay to incite sexual arousal before other sexual activities (such as vaginal or anal intercourse), or as an erotic and physically intimate act in its own right.

When you’re in the mood, it’s a sure bet that the last thing on your mind is boosting your immune system or maintaining a healthy weight. Yet good oral sex offers those health benefits and more.

That’s a surprise to many people, says Joy Davidson, PhD, a New York psychologist and sex therapist. “Of course, sex is everywhere in the media,” she says. “But the idea that we are vital, sexual creatures is still looked at in some cases with disgust or in other cases a bit of embarrassment. So to really take a look at how our sexuality adds to our life and enhances our life and our health, both physical and psychological, is eye-opening for many people.”

Sex does a body good in a number of ways, according to Davidson and other experts. The benefits aren’t just anecdotal or hearsay – each of these health benefits of oral sex is backed by scientific scrutiny.

Among the benefits of healthy loving in a relationship, oral sex also counts.

Benefits of Sex and Oral Sex

1. Relieves Stress

A big health benefit of oral sex (post intercourse) is lower blood pressure and overall stress reduction, according to researchers from Scotland who reported their findings in the journal Biological Psychology. They studied 24 women and 22 men who kept records of their sexual activity. Then the researchers subjected them to stressful situations — such as speaking in public and doing verbal arithmetic — and noted their blood pressure response to stress.

Those who had oral sex had better responses to stress than those who engaged in other sexual behaviors or abstained.

Another study published in the same journal found that frequent intercourse was associated with lower diastolic blood pressure in cohabiting participants. Yet other research found a link between partner hugs and lower blood pressure in women.

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2. Boosts Immunity

Good sexual health may mean better physical health. Having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A or IgA, which can protect you from getting colds and other infections. Scientists at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., took samples of saliva, which contain IgA, from 112 college students who reported the frequency of sex they had.

Those in the “frequent” group — once or twice a week — had higher levels of IgA than those in the other three groups — who reported being abstinent, having sex less than once a week, or having it very often, three or more times weekly.

3. Burns Calories

Thirty minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more. It may not sound like much, but it adds up: 42 half-hour sessions will burn 3,570 calories, more than enough to lose a pound. Doubling up, you could drop that pound in 21 hour-long sessions.

“Sex is a great mode of exercise,” says Patti Britton, PhD, a Los Angeles sexologist and president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Therapists. It takes work, from both a physical and psychological perspective, to do it well, she says.

4.  Treats depression

The combination of benefits of oral sex, including lower stress, less pain, better health and a closer relationship, all work together to help treat depression. Also, semen may act as an antidepressant when swallowed.

Gently Massage With Mouth...Before Oral Sex

Gently Massage With Mouth…Before Oral Sex

5.  Lowers stress levels

When an orgasm is achieved during oral sex, the benefit is a calming effect. Sexual activity in general can help people, both male and female, relax and relieve stress.

6.  Decrease Pain

Pain relief Oxytocin, endorphins and other substances are released in the body during orgasm, including orgasm achieved by oral sex. These substances are known to decrease pain.
Health When semen is swallowed after performing oral sex, it can help to lower blood pressure. Sexual activity, in general, has also been known to lower blood pressure, much like it lowers stress levels. Oxytocin, which is released during orgasm, can help wounds heal faster, and ejaculation can help fight prostate cancer.

7.  More Initimacy

Closer relationship Satisfactory oral sex requires open and honest communication with your partner. It can help strengthen your relationship and increase intimacy, especially if you kiss your partner afterward.

Oral Sex - Never Be Selfish...Reciprocate

Oral Sex – Never Be Selfish…Reciprocate

Sexual activity can have numerous benefits for you and your partner. Varying your sexual activity and incorporating oral sex helps keep you both satisfied with your love life.

It is important that you present clean and hygienic penis or vagina to your partner before indulging in oral sex.

The healthise video below will guide on having safe and clean oral sex with mutual pleasure and satisfaction

8 Responses to Oral Sex – Does Oral Sex Have Health Benefits – Good Oral Sex Counts

  1. Chicky says:

    Start slowly, “sensate focus” – hugging, kissing, stroking, petting, fondling, fingering, all great for sexual arousal. Very gently, spread the labia, touch the clitoris very gently. You can feel it become erect and lubrication will be noticeable. You can also stroke around the vaginal opening and very gently penetrate the vagina with your fingers, making sure that this is pleasurable for her.

    For oral contact, licking, sucking, kissing and gently blowing on the clitoris is pleasurable. Just remember, be very gentle. Do not blow into the vagina.

  2. Brendan O says:

    i am a married man and i want to increase the time for sex using some ayurvedic medicine which does not have any side effect.

  3. The Dark Knight says:

    Hello,
    I was wondering if people start having oral sex before they start having vaginal sex (not necessarily in one night, but overall progression of things in a relationship)?

    Thanks!
    will any girls think it’s odd if we skipped oral?

  4. Yoshi says:

    Im very timid about pregancy, and I’m a virgin
    is oral sex safer.

  5. Mr SoLo DoLo says:

    My fiance thinks that giving oral sex to me is the most romantic thing she could ever do a guy, she says it’s romantic because it’s between a loving couple and it is an exchange of body fluids which is really romantic as she says. How come my fiance thinks that it is romantic ? I appreciate her doing it, but I’m wondering why does she think it is romantic ? I’ve asked her and she replied to me in a way i don’t understand.

    • Countrylite skin says:

      The touching and the thought of you being pleasured…I’m the same way as she

  6. SteveO says:

    Hello there.
    Since I’m not a fan of pills and these kind of stuff, I need to ask 2 questions:
    1- Is there any natural herb of some kind of special work out to grow the penis size bigger?
    2- same goes to extend the duration of the intercourse, I mean early ejaculating problem.
    I’ll appreciate any kind of help, thanks.
    And please, don’t say daily masturbation , because I’ve been jacking off since I was 12 years old.. and now I’m 22

  7. llb443 says:

    I’m going to try my best to make this as short as possible. I met this guy in one of my health classes. He is a bio student, well he was one. He graduated last year and is attending med school overseas this past week he started. We became friends a year and a half ago. We would simply chat online or talk on the phone. Around November we became close. I was new at this, I never came close to a guy and I’m a virgin. We did the whole friends with benefits thing and to this day I hated that fact that I did this. A few months later, he fell for another girl and decided for her to be his gf. Oh, we never had sex during this friends with benefits, only kissing, touching and I guess you can count oral as being sex, but no intercourse. When he broke my heart, he wanted to stay friends, but I knew everything was going down south and fast. I was upset, I cried and I wanted to punch him so hard. About two months later, I decided to delete him and block him on facebook. He was a baby about it, because I have this other fake account that he added me on and he deleted me as a friend on my fake account. I guess you can say he got his revenge by deleting me as a friend on my fake account when I deleted him on my actual account.

    Any who, its been 3 months since I last spoke to him. I still have feelings for him, but I hate him at the same time. I know moving on is the best thing to do, but isn’t there another option? Is there a way to have him as a friend and if so, how do I go about it? If I ever need to contact him, it would be thru his e-mail account, because I will never add him back as a friend on facebook and plus I can’t call him, because he is in med school. I don’t know. I feel like we should be friends, but not close, just distance. Any tips? I want to have him on my strings. I want him to be mine. I know, I know I should move on, I get it, but I want to show to him that I’ve moved on and have done loads of stuff without him, maybe make him jealous and show I was the stronger one. Any help? I’m so new to this. He was my first in everything. He gave me my first kiss.

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