There are very few of us out there who will deny that they don’t love a little action between the sheets! Intimacy, attraction, and of course, orgasms, are just a few of life’s most amazing perks. But guess what? There are even more benefits to having sex than you probably ever knew! And we’re sure we hardly have to give you more reason to want to get lucky with your partner, but we’re going to give them to you anyway! Here are six of the healthiest reasons you should be having sex RIGHT NOW!
1. It burns calories
Sex is probably the most enjoyable exercise you will ever take part in, and thankfully it can be effective too! Just 30-45 minutes of moderately intensive sexual activity can burn anywhere from 85 to 100 calories. Add it up and knocking boots a few times a week can help you lose up to five pounds a year! Clearly a lot more appealing then an hour on the treadmill!
2. It relieves stress
Had a crazy, stressful week at work? Let a little nooky solve that problem! Besides aiding in our physical health, sex can also help improve our mental and emotional health. Studies have shown that the endorphins released during sex can help create a state of euphoria that decreases stress levels and promotes a high level of relaxation.
3. It makes you look prettier
Don’t you love that after-sex feeling? You know the one where you feel like you are truly the sexiest, most beautiful women in the world. Well you just might be! While having sex estrogen level double in a woman’s body. This hormone surge helps make your hair look beautifully shiny and your skin look noticeably smoother, softer, and glowing. Oh and did we mention that high sexual activity makes the body release more pheromones, the chemicals that attract the opposite sex? Double bonus!
4. It is a natural painkiller
Ever wonder why orgasms are so intensely amazing? Because when we have them (and for s good while afterwards) the hormone oxytocin surges causing endorphins to increase and pain to decline up to ten-fold! So don’t ever let that headache or a bought with PMS deter you from getting sexy again!
5. It can keep colds at bay
Forget the shots! Beat off flu season with some serious bedroom action! Studies have shown that having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of the antibody immunoglobulin A or IgA, which can protect you from getting colds, flus, and other infections. In addition, sex is also a natural antihistamine that can help combat asthma and high fevers!
6. It helps you sleep better
Ever wonder how your man can go from the throes of passion to intense snoring in like 2.5 seconds flat? The answer is hormones. Besides being awesome for pain, the oxytocin released during orgasm also helps us get a good night sleep, according to research. The hormone surge that happens with orgasm helps our bodies to relax in a way that you can rarely do on your own, causing us to become dozy and promoting a better quality sleep.