I probably don’t have to tell you that getting it on is good for your relationship. It’s pretty clear how a good romp session can make the two of you feel closer. And, aside from that sweaty, heart-pumping movement that each roll in the hay consists of, sex actually has some pretty ahh-mazing health benefits.
Bang out your stress
Stressed out about work? Maybe you’re moving and have a never-ending to-do list. Lying awake and stressing about these things won’t relieve any of your stress. Rolling over and giving your man a smooch might, though. Researchers have found that people who had sexual intercourse were able to respond to stressful situations than those who did not. A separate study showed that women who have a lot of physical contact with their partner have better blood pressure. Not to mention – you definitely won’t be thinking about work when you’re getting it on!
Have sex, don’t get sick
When you’re sick, the last thing you probably want to do is get busy. However, people who have sex on a regular basis tend to have higher levels of a certain antibody that helps stave off sickness. As flu season approaches, you can add regular sex to your illness prevention plan!
Your new anti-aging technique
Having regular sex is a great way to keep a fun, youthful spark in your relationship, but it might also keep you physically young. One study found that people who have regular sex may look as much as seven years younger than those who don’t. This study showed pictures to impartial judges, who were asked to guess the study participants’ ages – the people who were judged to be youngest were the ones who had the most sex! Scientists think this is because sex increases the production of a human growth hormone that improves muscle tone. So, sex makes you sexier? Perfect combo!
Plus, sex might stave off age-related conditions, incontinence in women and prostate cancer in men. Research has shown that frequent ejaculations in men may lower their risk of prostate cancer later in life, so there are benefits for him, too! Plus, strengthening your pelvic floor muscles by doing Kegel exercises to improve your sex life also makes you less prone to incontinence later, which is common in women!