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Can having sex boost my immune system and prevent a cold?

While no specific research proves that having sex prevent colds, sex is a form of physical exercise, and exercise is known to boost immunity and help your body fight infections. Sex may also relieve stress, which can lower the body’s defenses against disease.
Ian Kerner, PhD
Sexual Health
One Pennsylvania study found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an immune-system-boosting antibody.

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