Sex is amazing by itself, but did you know it had health benefits that can help you live a wholesome life? Apart from the comfort and pleasure it provides, sex also relieves stress and can be a potent painkiller. So if you needed reasons to give your man a naked welcome tonight, you’re in luck. We’re giving you five reasons why sex is good for you, so get your birthday suit on!
It helps you sleep
Many would attest to the fact that a quickie before bed helps you fall asleep quicker and wake up refreshed. This is due to a relaxation hormone called prolactin that is released after you orgasm. So the next time you feel wound up during bed-time, you know better than to reach for your sleeping pills!
It’s good for your heart
While sex can’t prevent heart disease, it can surely help you keep your heart fit. Several studies have found that your risk of cardiovascular disease is reduced if sex is a part of your regular routine. Sex helps balance out hormones like estrogen and testosterone, which in turn affects all the organs in your body, including the heart.
It relieves stress
Sex impacts the body like comfort food does—it relaxes and rejuvenates the body and mind. It relieves stress and also helps you handle it better. This could be due to the fact that sex triggers the pleasure pathways of the brain, just like sweets and other comfort food do for some people.
It’s a natural pain killer
Pain, especially headaches, can be relieved to some extent by sex. Endorphins released during sex, and the increased blood flow to the genital area are believed to act as pain-relievers. So the next time you have a headache and request a rain check on sex, think again!
It burns calories
Though it cannot be your only workout, sex helps burn calories by increasing your heart rate and making your whole body work. While you don’t burn a huge amount of calories per session, you can burn a good enough amount in the long run. Also, the right positions can tone up your thigh and butt muscles a tiny bit!