There's no denying that sex is often on the brain, but lucky for us, that's not always a bad thing! When it comes to getting it on, doing it more can actually benefit your body and your mind — not to mention your relationship. Below are some surprising perks of getting busy regularly.
1. An Orgasm a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
There are countless proven health benefits of having sex regularly. If you feel like skipping the gym one day, a sexy session between the sheets is a great substitute. Sex can improve sleep, strengthen and tone muscles, and even reduce the risk of heart disease.
2. It Brings You Closer to Your Partner
Sex is physically and emotionally intimate. When you have an orgasm, your body is flooded with oxytocin, a hormone associated with bonding and attachment between people. Apart from the biology of it, sex reinforces the feelings you have for your partner and can make your emotional bond stronger, in addition to your physical one.
3. Good Sex Gives Your Skin a Special Glow
Who knew that sex could make you prettier? Doctors say that because sex increases blood circulation throughout the body, the extra oxygen to your skin makes it brighter and more healthy-looking. Just like with exercise, it balances out hormone levels, which can also help improve acne.
4. Getting Laid Boosts Self-Confidence
Turning someone on sexually and expressing that attraction physically can make you feel more desirable and special — which is great for your confidence. You feel good, your partner feels good — it's all good!
5. Sex Can Mean Lighter, Shorter Periods (and Less Cramping!)
OK, so here's how it works: when a woman has sex, her uterus contracts, which we know. What you may not know is that those increased uterine contractions get rid of blood and tissue more quickly, which means your period can potentially run its course faster the more you have sex. Shorter periods are great news for both parties involved!
6. Sex Relieves Tension
Your body releases endorphins during sex, just like it does when you exercise. This relieves tension in your body, helping you feel calmer, more relaxed, and, by extension, happier. Less tension in your body means less tension between you and your partner and more time to enjoy each other's company (and other assets). Basically, sex is the ultimate (and most natural) happy pill you'll find.
7. Orgasms Make You Smarter
Yes, you read that correctly. Studies show that having an orgasm increases the flow of blood, oxygenation, and nutrients to all parts of the brain. Other mental activities like puzzles only stimulate certain parts of the brain, but orgasms have got the whole thing covered!