Sex everyday helps more than just your mood. Having sex has health benefits, like an immune system with more punch, according to WebMD, and it can do wonders for other things, too! Read on to see exactly why you should add a bit of sex to your daily routine.
1. Gets Rid Of Stress
Sometimes, taking deep breaths just doesn’t cut it when it comes to letting go of some stress. When you have sex, your body makes endorphin, dopamine and oxytocin. Endorphin is a hormone that’s directly related to feelings of happiness and dopamine works against stress hormones. Oxytocin is a hormone that enhances feelings of desire. All three together make for one great “de-stress” cocktail!
2. An Exercise That’s Actually Enjoyable
Sex is a physical workout even when you’re taking a more relaxing route. Your respiratory rate increases and you’re actually burning calories. While you can’t skip the gym entirely, since a half-hour of sex only burns around 100-300 calories as reported by CNN, you can make it your little “second” workout. Try going for a little longer to burn off even more calories.
3. Reduces Blood Pressure
Having sex lowers your blood pressure, specifically your systolic blood pressure, per WebMD. Your systolic blood pressure is the first number given when your blood pressure is taken and is a measure of the pressure in your arteries when your heart contacts. According to Heart.org, about one out of every three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, so there’s no harm having a bit of fun while helping to keep yours where it should be.
4. Builds Your Relationship
Frequent sex is not necessary for a relationship but it can help build trust and intimacy between you and your partner. The hormones released during sex are associated with feelings of love, happiness and pleasure, so it’s only natural that doing it more often may improve your relationship. It’s still important to remember that your partner needs to be completely on board with having sex more frequently, and you should always be open and honest with each other about the topic.
5. Helps You Get To Sleep
Tired after sex? You’re not alone. Many people are tired after sex because of the physical activity and release of both hormones and stress. Having sex more often can get you right in the mood for a good night’s sleep, which increases your overall mood and health.
6. Makes The Heart Healthy
Sex is good for your heart, and the more often, the better. As mentioned, it’s a form of exercise, but it also helps regulate testosterone and estrogen levels. Having lower levels of either hormone can lead to heart disease, so having more sex is definitely not a too-much-of-a-good-thing situation there.
7. Helps With Pesky Pain
Your body releases a hormone during an orgasm that raises your pain threshold. Other facets of sex, such as skin-to-skin contact and the release of serotonin helps keep you happy and alters your perception of pain. According to Psychology Today, the endorphins released during sex are also a natural painkiller, and sex can even be a positive part of the life of a person experiencing chronic pain.
You don’t necessarily have to mark “Sex” on your calendar every day to have it more, as you don’t want it to seem like it’s a chore. Simply sit down with your partner and talk about your desire to have sex more frequently. With both of you on the same page, it should all work out on its own and naturally.