Why sex is important

A good sex life is good for your heart. Besides being a great way to raise your heart rate, sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. “When either one of those is low you begin to get lots of problems, like osteoporosis and even heart disease,” Pinzone says. Having sex more often may help.

Having sex is connected to a range of positive health effects including increased energy, better mood, lower stress, lower anxiety, decreased prostate cancer risk, lower blood pressure, and a lower risk of heart disease.

Sex can play a role in increasing intimacy between romantic partners, and regular sex is linked to lower divorce rates among married couples. It can also offer benefits for physical and psychological health including lowering stress, improving sleep, and boosting immune function. Sex in relationships may also boost happiness levels and help couples bond.

Can a relationship survive without sex? Yes. Sex isn’t always necessary. But it can be an important part of a healthy, fulfilling relationship.

How important sex is can vary from one individual to the next. Some people may feel that being a sexual couple is absolutely vital. Others may feel that other types of intimacy and connection are more important. 

Some of the reasons that you might feel that sex is important in a relationship include:

  • Feeling closer to your partner
  • Showing affection to your partner
  • Finding sex fun and pleasurable
  • A desire to have children
  • Feeling confident and sexy
  • Relieving stress

Research suggests that having frequent sex can play a role in a person’s overall well-being. Having sex often is linked to more affection. When couples experience more affection, they are also more likely to then have more frequent sex.

Why is sex important in a relationship? Sex can play a role in increasing intimacy between romantic partners, and regular sex is linked to lower divorce rates among married couples. It can also offer benefits for physical and psychological health including lowering stress, improving sleep, and boosting immune function.


The closeness created and experienced during monogamous sex strengthens emotional connection, bond, and commitment. It maintains a healthy level of intimacy, love, and belongingness, which human beings need naturally as per Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Sex can strengthen a relationship by maintaining the “spark.”.

Many people have happy, fulfilling, healthy romantic relationships without having sex with their partners (or only having sex with their partners once in a while). There are many reasons why people don’t want to, or don’t, have sex.

Sex is an important part of life and overall well-being. In relationships, orgasms play a significant part in bonding. Physical and emotional benefits like reduced risk of heart disease, improved self-esteem, and more can come from having sex. You can still have similar benefits without sex.


Can a sexless marriage survive? The short answer is that yes, a sexless marriage can survive – but it can come at a cost. If one partner desires sex but the other is uninterested, lack of sex can lead to decreased intimacy and connection, feelings of resentment and even infidelity.


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