Posted on August 11, 2014

8 health benefits of having sex

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Without getting into the details of how fun sex can be (let’s be honest now, we’ve all had that one experience we’d rather not speak of), the benefits you get from having sex go well beyond the bedroom – or the kitchen table (for you kinky bunch).

Here are some of the health perks of having good sex:

1. The feel good factor
Having sex regularly helps your brain produce serotonin, a hormone that is thought to lift your spirits and put you in a good mood.

2. Calorie- burner
If you’re the type who doesn’t even own a pair of trainer, then don’t feel too bad about it because sex actually does count as exercise – it uses up to 5 calories per minute and even undressing uses up at least 8 calories!

3. Sounder sleep
If you have trouble sleeping at night, then maybe some time between the sheets is in order. Love hormone oxytocin, which is released during sex, also helps you nod off a lot quicker – so that explains it!

4. Toned physique
It is undeniable that having sex helps you get a good muscular workout done. So as long as you give as much as you get (no pun intended), you will probably start to notice a rounded bum and a  toned tum the more you get at it – that’s not to say you should stop squatting though!

5. Pain relief
Have a headache? Ditch the meds and have a quickie instead! Your body releases pain-reducing hormones during sex so if you find that your migraine or cramps improve after sex then you have the endrophins to thank for that!

6. Boosts immunity
If you’re wondering why one of your colleagues never seems to take a sick day in work, a great sex life could be the answer. Some time behind closed doors can help boost your immune system and make you less prone to getting colds and flu’s.

7. Strengthens pelvic muscles
A bit of girl on top can help you strengthen your pelvic area and lessen your chances of getting urinary problems in the future.

8. Less stress
If you have exams coming up or are feeling stressed in general then maybe it’s time to schedule in some love-making time. Having sex helps lower blood pressure and overall stress levels.

And there you are! Some of the health perks of having sex really are great, but it’s no reason to just jump into bed with anyone. Also,  don’t forget to stay safe!

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