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.
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?
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
Author: Kate Rose
Apprentice Editor: Toby Israel/ Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock