Sex + Relationships

7 Reasons You Should Be Having More Sex

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We’ve all heard the excuses. “I’m too busy”, “Sorry I’m too stressed”, or “I just feel like cuddling with [insert name of pet here]” are only some of the excuses that are used to avoid sex. It is perfectly okay to utilize these every once in a while. However, if you are actively trying to put sex aside, here are 7 reasons that might make you reconsider before you slip into your PJ’s tonight by yourself! With these reasons, you’ll practically be jumping at the chance to jump into bed.

The Orgasm 

Having the big O releases the bonding hormone oxytocin, which promotes a feeling of well-being and happiness.

Lessens the risk of certain diseases 

Frequent sex is great for men and women. Studies show that having sex leads to a lower risk of hypertension in women which is a common precursor to heart disease. A study conducted by the American Urological Association showed that men over 18 years who ejaculate at least monthly may be less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer later in life.

No gym, no problem 

It is okay if you skipped on going to the gym today because sex is practically a mini workout! Studies have shown that sex helps burn about 150 calories an hour.

“Natural” Advil

Sex is shown to lessen pain even if you are too tired to climax. Studies have found that stimulation without an orgasm can help reduce menstrual cramps, chronic back and leg pain, and migraines.

Less forgetful in your fifties 

If you are planning to have great memory for the rest of your life, then having more sex can help you achieve that goal. According to a study published by Oxford University, older men and women who had more sex were better at word recall than those who had less sex.

Better Sleep

Sex helps improve sleep quality if you are too restless to sleep at night. After an orgasm, the hormones prolactin and serotonin are released which help in making you feel relaxed.

Improved mental health 

Studies have shown men and women who have intercourse with their partners have greater satisfaction with their mental health. Sex can lower stress and anxiety by releasing different kinds of hormones that can help with depression.

By: Nicole Pal

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