1. It’s a Stress Relief
Similar to other pleasurable activities and chocolate, sex makes our bodies produce happy hormones. It is a scientifically proved fact that couples who have a lot of stress practice this act of intimacy less often. So, let your troubles aside and plan a romantic evening followed by this mood lifting activity. Why not? It will help you forget all those problems, you’ll fall asleep like a baby and you’ll have enough energy to face the next day feeling happy and rejuvenated.
2. It’s an Emotional Process
Yes, it is a physical activity but most men and women agree that there’s much more to it than just seeing stars and losing calories as a bonus. You see, there’s a good reason why “having sex” is often replaced with “being intimate with somebody”. Sex starts with romance and ends with romance because both genders feel the need to cuddle after it. Furthermore, healthy sex life is a confidence boost for both genders – it proves that partners are still very much interested in all aspects of their relationship. Did you know, for example, that couples who have sex often, demonstrate more feelings? They feel the need to touch, kiss and hug more often and have fewer problems with demonstrating this lovey-dovey behavior in public. You know why? Because sex makes the body produce more oxytocin, a hormone that makes us feel the need to love and trust somebody.
3. It Keeps Our Lady Hormones Balanced
A night of passion can do much more than put a smile on a lady’s face. You see, being sexually active actually means producing more estrogen. And we all know what happens when your body stops producing this female hormone in optimal amount! Practicing your lovemaking skills at least once a week delays menopause symptoms, regulates menstrual cycle and increases fertility. Now, isn’t that one great reason to throw yourself on that sexy man of yours?
4. It Reduces the Risk of Cancer
Everything can cause cancer these days! Active smoking, passive smoking, deodorants, paints and even some clothes! Luckily, there’s one thing you can do to help prevent all sorts of cancer, including the woman killer, breast cancer - engage in some ol’ fashioned horizontal gymnastics!
5. It Helps You to Live Longer
Sex rejuvenates, heals wounds, makes you more flexible and less prone to various illnesses. It’s a metabolism and immunity booster, reduces the risk of stroke and fights the aging process too! Add that positive, happy, sexy feeling your weekly supply of “Big O’s” will give you and you’ve just got yourself a perfect anti-aging method no lab could ever produce, bottle or sell!
6. It Targets All Muscles
Whoa! This definitely sheds a different light on our regular at home exercise routine. By the way, when I say all muscles, I really mean ALL of them. You see, challenging him to come to play won’t only do wonders for your physical appearance, it’s also helps to do your Kegel exercises more efficiently in order to reduce the risk of incontinence later in life.
7. It Reduces Pain
A headache is not a reason to refuse sex. In fact, that’s the reason why you should have it! When our emotional and happy hormones join forces during sex, pain has no other option but to run away. So, the next time your partner says he has something to take the pain away, you better believe it’s true. Yes, that is an excuse to get some, but hey, let’s not be petty.
8. It Makes You Want It More Each Time
The more you have sex, the more you'll want it. Doing it will increase your libido, which means that you'll want to have sex more often. This occurs, because sex increases your blood flow and vaginal lubrication, which makes sex feel even better for you this time than it did the last time.
9. It Helps Bladder Control
Having sex works out your pelvic muscles. So if you're guilty of having to run to the bathroom every five minutes, having sex can be the cure you've been looking for. The more orgasms you have, the stronger your pelvic muscles will become.
10. It Improves Sleep
Are you having trouble getting a good night's sleep? Well, all you need to do is have an exciting round of sex, and you'll be snoozing in no time. Orgasming releases a chemical in your body that relaxes you, which means it'll be super easy to fall asleep in your lover's arms.
11. It Creates a Glow
Women who have sex have a certain glow about them. Studies have shown that women who have frequent sex actually end up looking younger than women who do not commonly engage in intercourse. So if you don't have enough cash for wrinkle cream, have some sex instead.
12. It Causes Lighter Periods
The more you orgasm, the shorter your period will be. When your pelvic muscles contract, it helps expel blood and tissue more quickly, which means your period will be over before you know it. Those orgasms will even lower your risk of getting bad cramps!
13. It Helps You Get to Know Each Other
When you have sex with someone, they're letting you see a side of them that not many people have seen. That means you're special! Having sex helps you learn what makes your partner happy, and will let you know them better than anyone else does.
14. It Reduces Risk of Prostate Cancer
You might not have to worry about prostate cancer, but your partner does. If you want him to live a long, happy life then having sex with him can help make it happen. You shouldn't be focused only on the benefits of sex for you, but for your partner as well.
15. It Burns Calories
Not only will your muscles become toned, but you could lose some weight. Losing 100 calories every half-hour or so doesn't seem like much, but if you have sex multiple times a week, all of those calories will add up. Instead of hitting the gym, you can just have some fun at home.
16. It Causes Healthier Skin
If you're unhappy with your complexion, sex could help. A hormone called DHEA is produced during intercourse, which helps with a variety of things, including your skin. So skip the dermatologist and hop into bed.
17. It's a Healthy Release
When you're in love with someone, you can't get enough of them. You want to show them how much they mean to you, which is hard to do. That's why sex is a great way to release your emotions and show him how much love you have.
18. It's Good for Your Heart
Sex three times a week could reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke by 50%. This has been proven scientifically by a study by Queen’s University in Belfast. And if you have at least two orgasms a week, you are 30% less likely to develop heart disease, according to a study in Israel. During sex, your heartbeat can rise from 70 beats per minute up to 150. Sex is great cardio exercise.
19. IT KEEPS YOUR TEETH and MOUTH HEALTHY
Did you even imagine this is one of the benefits of sex? Intimate sex involves a lot of kissing. Kissing encourages saliva. This is good news because saliva cleans food debris between the teeth and lowers the level of acidity in your mouth. Yay!
20. It Helps You Stay Smart
Sex increases blood flow to the brain, which means that you'll be more alert. If you have a lot of work to do, having sex beforehand could actually help you. It'll make your brain sharper.
21. It Makes You Happy
The point of being in a relationship is to make each other happy. Sex is fun, so just relax and enjoy it! You don't need an excuse in order to engage in intercourse. The fact that it makes you happy is all the reason that you need. I guess whoever came up with the slogan “Make love, not war” was certainly a smart person. Do you agree? How often do you demonstrate your bedroom skills? And a little question I’ve been trying to answer for ages now – Do you think relationships without sex can last or they end as soon as people involved in them find somebody with whom they can have it all? This article was written in collaboration with editor Holly Riordan.