There are many reasons why being an adult is such a good thing. You get to make your own decisions, you work, you network with so many exciting new people, and you get to enjoy sex. It’s creative and it changes as we discover more about ourselves as individuals. There isn’t a person in the world who has the same experience as the other. It’s unique and that’s what makes it so great. Here are just some of the reasons why sex is so good for us, and even if you’ve heard some or all of them before, they are worth repeating.
1. You sleep like a baby
How many times have you tried boiling water to make some chamomile tea in the middle of the night or various relaxation techniques to calm down and try and get some decent sleep? It rarely works, doesn’t it? Often times, you still end up tossing and turning for a few hours before finally drifting off to sleep. Not to worry, because another natural remedy is here to save you and make you sleep so soundly you won’t even move. Yes, we’re talking about sex.
There are a few hormones working to our advantage when we have sex. One of them is oxytocin, the hormone that is released during orgasm, and it lulls us into falling asleep much quicker than any sleeping pill. Another hormone that is released is called prolactin, and it relaxes our whole body and nerves. The next time after you’re done with sex, you will fall asleep like never before.
2. It brings you closer to your partner
Sex can be much more than just a very enjoyable and fun physical experience. Sex brings partners closer together, and during sex you are connected to the person in more ways than one, especially if your relationship has been going on for a while. You may think that the only merging that is happening is the one between your bodies, but rest assured that it is not. We all have our intimate space, and some people can get closer to us than others. When you have sex, you immerse yourself into each other’s intimate space, and your mind and soul also connect. Words that cannot be spoken are felt; there is tenderness that doesn’t have much to do with physical touching. It feels like you and your partner are the only ones in the entire world, and it feels like it will never end. Because it’s that perfect.
3. It’s a fun alternative to exercising in a gym
Raise your hand if you’ve ever looked at or thought of the treadmill or arm weights and then turned around and went directly to your fridge. Exercise might be working wonders for our body if we’re doing it right, but the idea of sweating and feeling your muscles killing you slowly from the inside while a bunch of people are judging your appearance and skills is not appealing at all.
We’d all much rather spend a day on the couch with a family-sized box of ice cream on our lap, but there’s no need to do that. There is a secret recipe for exercising and having fun at the same time and not to mention being blissfully happy afterwards. You can do it in the privacy of your own home. Yes, it’s possible and you’ve guessed it right, sex!
Although it doesn’t burn as many calories as a regular workout, at least not on the long run, it still does a lot to sculpt your body. This is because during sex we use lots of muscles which aren’t regularly used, and with each new position for a lengthy period of time, you are training your body from the inside. Muscles of your arms, back, gluteus…they’re all working towards getting you shaped without you even noticing it.
Another great thing about having sex instead of doing a treadmill workout is that there is literally almost no danger of getting hurt, breaking a limb, or spraining a muscle. We say almost because there is a painful sensation that can happen if you get too playful too fast, a broken penis. So if you do not want to live in abstinence until you’ve completely healed, go gently.
4. You look younger
Have you ever gone out and met a random person or a friend who said, “You are glowing! What’s your secret?” Next time you meet you can decide whether or not you are going to let them in on your little secret—sex makes you look young. That’s no joke by the way. In fact, it’s very logical. Think of all the magic that sex does to your body while you’re having fun! Hormones are being released, especially endorphins, which increase your overall level of happiness. And with the combination of easing the stress and experiencing a nurturing, healthy sleep, there’s no chance of not looking younger and happier.
5. You are healthier
Remember that chamomile tea from the beginning of this article? Chances are you won’t need it if you have sex with your partner at least a couple of times a week for a longer period of time.
Regular sex increases your immune system, which fights the viruses off easily (although not entirely, so keep eating healthy, nutritious food and don’t stand in the cold for too long). So instead of spending your winters curled up in as many blankets as you have in your closet, try going in a completely opposite direction. Create some heat under your sheets and reduce the heating bills.
6. You will be much more confident in yourself
There is a magic link between having satisfying amounts of sex, orgasms, and confidence. Again, it all has to do with the hormones and the changes that it does to your body, but the emotional benefits also be considered. The knowledge that your body is able to feel pleasure in such a way is what counts.
These are just some of the advantages that sex can give us. The results entirely depend on the individual, but they also take time to become visible, so don’t give up. Very soon you’ll reap all the benefits of a healthy, regular love-making with your partner.
What are your favorite benefits of having sex?