Why we Should have Sex Every Day. {Adult}

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Okay, we are all adults here, so let’s be honest.

Everyone loves sex. We do.

Our bodies were made with the capacity not just to reproduce, but to thoroughly enjoy a good romping as well.

But did you know that great sex can actually improve our health and give us a higher quality of life?

Here are a few reasons to go get your groove on every day!

An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.

People who have sex at least two times a week, have more of the good stuff that fights off bad germs and viruses. Apparently, rigorous sex is best.

So, go strap on your cowboy boots, because things are about to get rowdy!

Not only will sex help you stay cold-free, regular sex has also been shown to lower prostate cancer levels in men, and improve joint function. A joint lubricating hormone is released during foreplay and orgasm, which helps keep joints flexible and healthy.

But don’t worry gals, there’s something in it for you too! Studies have shown that women who orgasm on a regular basis tend to have shorter and less painful menstrual periods—as if you needed another reason to pounce on your partner.

By releasing those feel-good chemicals in our bodies during a good love making session, we actually give ourselves a boost to stay healthy and function better. That way, we can save our sick days for playing hooky with our lover instead of nursing a bad cold.

Say Om.

Being able to harness our breath and breathe deep to relax is an important skill, but did you know that people who engage in sex in a regular basis have lower blood pressure and a dramatically decreased risk of heart attack?

This is because sex helps balance estrogen and testosterone in the body, for higher hormonal harmony and all around good health.

When your blood pressure is low and hormones are in check, you feel a greater sense of balance. There’s nothing like that post coital glow, to make you feel the possibility of world peace!

So, why not incorporate a post yoga stretching session with your lover? Light some aromatherapy candles, prop up some big pillows, breathe deep and get down tonight.

It’s more fun than your treadmill.

Most people know by now, that daily exercise is an important part of staying healthy, both mentally and physically, but did you know that you can burn up to five calories a minute having sex?

Not only can you get exercise, by rolling around naked with your lover, but the longer you last, the more calories we burn—so let it burn. Start slowly, let your fire build, until you can’t take it any longer and then breathe some more. Sex isn’t about the finish line, but how you choose to get there. So, take the slow road—your lover and your health will thank you.

Sex raises your heart rate and actually counts as exercise, especially if you incorporate a few yoga poses into it like Inverted Plank, which is similar to the Reverse Cowgirl. Either way, not many other forms of exercise involve an orgasm, so why not skip the gym tonight and go work out with your lover instead?

Sweet Dreams.

In the world today, stress is everywhere. It seems everyone is telling you to do more and to get it done faster. There’s no surprise that the anti-stress industry, from day spas to yoga studios, is booming. But, did you know that spending some quality naked time with your lover is just as beneficial for your stress levels?

Being intimate with someone releases those lovey-dovey hormones that decrease anxiety and promote higher levels of self-esteem and happiness. After an orgasm, the sleep hormone prolactin is released, which makes for a more sound and deep night’s rest as well.

So, skip that cup of tea and go soak up your lover’s attention for a guaranteed good night’s sleep—unless of course you wake up around 2:00 a.m. feeling a little frisky—then feel free to wake them up for round two.

Sex is also a crucial part of relationships. Studies have shown that the busier couples are in the bedroom, the more happy and fulfilled they are in their relationships and lives overall.

So, instead of sex being an afterthought, once you’re tucked into bed tonight, why not make it the main course?

Your body and mind (and partner) will thank you.

 references: Web MD


Relephant Read:

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Author: Kate Rose

Apprentice Editor: Toby Israel/ Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock

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anonymous Jan 22, 2016 12:56pm

These kind of articles are always somewhat depressing for people who are already depressed because of a lacking sex life.

anonymous Jan 22, 2016 12:40pm

These kind of articles just increase the depression of people who are already depressed because they have no sex life.

anonymous Nov 3, 2015 9:47pm

how does one’s vagina handle having intercourse every day, anyway? that is something i don’t understand. help? am i the only one with this experience?

anonymous Sep 25, 2015 11:11am

…and in the absence of a partner, the second best alternative, masturbation, is also very good for you.

anonymous May 28, 2015 4:47am

I agree with the health benefits and having an orgasm is really something important for our emotional growth.
However, we can’t really have sex everyday otherwise, we’d treat sex like brushing our teeth. For me, having sex happens when me and my boyfriend are ready or in the right emotional state.
If I’m sad or angry or stressed, I wouldn’t feel the need to have sex but only to express my emotions.
Sex is a ritual between two people who respect their bodies and their souls.
What I do every time I get together with my boyfriend is touching as often as possible. Nothing says I love you like hugging, kissing or caressing someone’s warm body.

    anonymous Nov 3, 2015 9:48pm

    I agree, Anna! Thank you for sharing!

anonymous Apr 3, 2015 12:30pm

We could have it , cause the sensibility is always there

anonymous Mar 18, 2015 5:25pm

I think this article raises good reasons to participate even when you don't want to. When tired or had a disagreement why would you cuddle up. But there is something about being touched that is like saying 'I really like you'. Saying 'I really like you' and not touching when one wants to be touched is confusing. Having a disagreement and then getting intimate afterwards would make it harder to disagree on a regular basis. Surely after you are both totally relaxed with the after glow mentioned above, you would open up to each other.
When is working as a team better than individuals? When the team achieves outcomes that are greater than those individuals combined. Sex can get boring if it's the same thing over and over. But still release the good stuff regardless.

anonymous Mar 14, 2015 4:47pm

It’s all very well saying it’s healthy to have more sex, but that only applies to those who have suitable relationships. The rest have to go without regardless, because they have no choice in the matter. You’re preaching to a minority, and I would say very much a female minority. Still, it’s better than reading about feminists banging on about ‘male entitlement’ and how disgusting men are for being overly interested in sex.

anonymous Mar 14, 2015 12:01pm


anonymous Mar 14, 2015 8:54am

Is there anyone who needs encouragement to have sex, by focusing on its health benefits?

For whom are articles like this written?

    anonymous Mar 14, 2015 9:23am

    Maybe for the same people that this article is addressed to: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/03/most-women

      anonymous Mar 14, 2015 11:28am

      Perhaps, but the article you linked to is about connecting with desire for sex itself. That seems natural to me. Human beings have strong biological urges for food and sex, because our ancestors who did not died off and did not have babies.

      This particular article encourages people to have sex for the health benefits. It's like encouraging people to eat because eating helps you become a better athlete, or encouraging people to run away when being chased by a man with a gun because running is good for cardio.

      Do we really need encouragement to do things that we are biologically programmed to do? That seems redundant.

        anonymous May 20, 2015 11:55am

        it may seem redundant, but in this incredibly busy world of deadlines and projects and presentations and meetings and and and, many people have lost touch with themselves. Trauma and personal turmoil worsen that. Things that we're biologically programmed for may well fall by the wayside, and often do. I've got personal experience with this, for many years I have had no drive to eat. No appetite, I don't feel hungry, my tummy doesn't growl. It was normal for me to go a week with consuming maaaybe 2500 calories. In a week. After a severe injury I had a wake-up call when the doctor told me that I was exhibiting signs of starvation. Bone density issues, severe protein deficiency, etc. Yoga and committing to my meditation practice have made a difference, and my husband sets alarms on my phone for me, to remind me to eat. I've actually felt hunger pangs over the last few months, the first time in likely a decade.

        In regards to the subject of this article, there are plenty of people who do need encouragement. My husband is one of them, getting him 'in the mood' is a marathon chore and only really happens once a month or so. If anything helps to encourage him, be it health reasons or something outlandish, so be it. (We MUST, or the aliens will take us away!) When a couple have completely different sex drives, it can put a huge strain on the relationship. I will be mentioning the joint benefits to him tonight… giggity to follow? I hope!!

        anonymous Jan 19, 2016 8:24am

        Yes, we do need reminders to carry out what we are biologically programmed to do. Just look at the topic of breastfeeding, and breastfeeding to natural term.

    anonymous Apr 3, 2015 12:44pm

    This is for ppl like me yes for me ond others

    anonymous Jan 19, 2016 11:34am

    Dude, this stuff is ALWAYS targeted to women. Women usually don't have nearly the sex drive we guys do. (Some women do, but not many.) What I just said will be met with screams of protest from women, but it's absolutely true. (Notice that gay dudes rarely need to 'be taken to romantic places, be 'seduced' with flowers — et cetera. Whereas most lesbians suffer from 'bed death' within months of hooking up.) So all the stuff you see about 'how to have better sex' is really targeted at women who have lost desire — which happens MOST of the time in long-term relationships. There's no good answer to it, which is why there are so many articles about it. Best advice is to find a woman (and there are a few) who really either a. loves sex like a guy, or b. has been raised and educated to see sex as a pleasurable duty that she cheerfully KNOWS is insanely important to the guy, and she is kind, healthy, and has found ways to make it fun for herself, too. Those women DO exist. But there aren't many of them. Good luck! Most chicks will just never be into sex long term — it's not in their nature. But again, there ARE a few. The writer of this article might be one — at least she's thinking about it. Props to her!

anonymous Mar 13, 2015 11:41am

How about its fun, passionate, intimate, what human’s do best, etc. Why y’all got to murder sex with your flippin’ health facts, like it’s getting more potassium in your diet, YEESH.

anonymous Mar 13, 2015 4:54am

was not aware of these facts…wanna learn more of these type facts….very knowledgeable
keep the good work going…!!!