We all know that sex feels good and a fantastic stress-reducer but did you know there are many other health benefits that you can gain from doing the dirty deed on a regular basis? Here are 5 of the best reasons to engage in your favorite past time.
1. The best form of exercise
If you hate sweating in the gym, this just might the reason you need to get active in the sack. Studies have shown that just 30 minutes of sex burn between 100-200 calories. Putting sex on your to do list has more than just physical benefits, orgasms have been proven to lower blood pressure, increase dopamine levels (the happiness hormone), and relieve tension and anxiety.
2. Natural painkiller
Next time you feel a migraine coming on, skip the aspirin and go straight to the bedroom. Sex is nature’s best painkiller and can significantly reduce mental stress, pain, and headaches. Plus, it’s just so much more fun than swallowing a pill.
Sex pretty much cures everything.
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
3. Sleep better naturally
On top of being a great natural painkiller, sex is also a fantastic alternative to your drugstore sleeping pills. Engage in 20-30 minutes of a full-on romp session and try to stay awake after – not an easy task! During sex your body releases prolactin, a relaxation-inducing hormone that will have you sleeping like a baby.
The difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it.
4. Boost your immune system
Having sex even once or twice a week can have significant benefits to your immune system through the increase of immunoglobulin A. Your immune system if your body’s first line of defence against infection, sickness, and disease. Combine that with the fact that sexual active people take fewer sick days and perhaps an apple isn’t the only thing keeping the doctor away.
5. Increased confidence
Ok so this one isn’t a necessarily a health benefit but is definitely a positive side-effect of a healthy sex life. When we feel sexy and attractive, it’s easier to have confidence to meet new people or engage in be bold in ways never before experienced. People with active sex lives tend to be more extroverted and have more fun.
We advise you to release your inner sex god or goddess at least twice a week to enjoy all the delicious hormones and health benefits that sex has to offer. Enjoy and stay healthy!