What do you consider to be the benefits of sex? Having consensual sex, making love (whatever you prefer to call it) can be fun, pleasurable and so much more but alongside that, it can be good for your health both mentally and physically.
With that in mind, I’m going to take you through why that is by sharing some of the associated benefits of sex on your health.
Release yourself from stress
According to board-certified dermatologist Jennifer MacGregor, MD, of NYC’s Union Square Dermatology, sex reduces cortisol (the stress hormone). Now there is good stress and bad stress but either way sex floods the brain with all sorts of feel-good chemicals. For me personally, it can be a release from built-up tension and leads to me feeling more relaxed.
Burn calories burn
There are many ways to burn calories and sex is one of them. It helps to boost your heart rate while burning calories and strengthen muscles. Do you ever keep your Fitbit or Apple watch on? Check for yourself after to see how many calories you burned in a session because it can be a workout (a more enjoyable one) within itself.
Elevate your mood
According to research, it has been suggested to elevate your mood. A study found that couples who had sex at least two to three times a month were 33 percent likelier to report higher levels of happiness than those who didn’t.
Natural glow serum
Sex delivers a glow to the skin like you may get after an intense workout. Due to the increase of heart rate and the deepening of breath during sex, circulation increases and fresh blood is supplied to wherever it’s needed – to places like vital organs as well as the skin. This boost of blood brightens the complexion and gives the skin its most natural glow, like who needs a serum? Well, I do because I love them!
Fall asleep with ease
Sex when it’s damn good often leads to a better nights sleep. Sometimes I will be out like a light or ready to go again. After an orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness which is a beautiful thing.
On a final note, you can also enjoy the benefits by yourself. Whether you’re intimate with a partner or decide to go solo, having orgasms will lead to you experiencing some of the benefits above.
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