1. Sex burns calories. Sexercise
is so much more fun than jogging on a treadmill. Sex can burn up to 150 calories an hour. Sweating never felt so good! But remember, you have to be an active participant if you want to burn that many calories, so don’t just lie there. Try new positions or get on top to up your calorie burn (and your chance of orgasm).
2. Sex reduces stress.
When you have sex, your brain goes into “feel good” mode and releases endorphins along with relaxing chemicals such as oxytocin. These not only make you feel bonded and close to your mate, they also promote a positive and relaxed frame of mind, meaning that your stress levels will decrease. So the next time you have a bad day at work, don’t turn to Ben & Jerry’s for comfort…look no further than your sexy, adoring mate.
3. Sex relieves pain.
Having sex can help to decrease pain, including headaches and menstrual cramps. Orgasms help to promote endorphins
, the body’s natural painkiller and can relieve discomfort throughout the body. In fact, a recent survey found that a majority of women who suffer from chronic migraines reported relief from their pain following sex. Talk about a win-win!
4. Sex makes you snooze better.
One of the main reasons people don’t have sex is because they say they are too tired, but having sex can actually promote deep, restful sleep. So the next time you can’t seem to stay asleep, try having sex instead of reaching for a sleeping aid. It might just give you the z’s you are looking for (after the act, that is!).
5. Sex improves genital circulation.
When it comes to sex, I always say, “If you don’t use it, you lose it!” Healthy circulation is a big part of living a healthy life, and when it comes to genital circulation
, regular blood flow is a must to achieve arousal and enjoy orgasm. You can keep the circulation flowing through partner sex or through self-stimulation.
6. Sex keeps your relationship strong.
Numerous studies have found that couples who have regular sex are happier than couples who do not. One of the reasons for this is that regular sex keeps couples bonded, intimate, and connected. If you aren’t having sex, your intimacy might fall by the wayside: meaning that kissing, hugging, hand-holding, pet names, etc., could also disappear. Without sex and tender touches, your relationship won’t feel as fulfilling and pleasurable and can create a ripple effect throughout your life.
Written by Dr. Laura Berman and reposted from http://www.everydayhealth.com/