Seven Secret Benefits of Sex
By Lola LeBlanc
I have a sexy secret for you; sex is full of health benefits!
You know how good you feel before, during, and after a steamy session of love making; but did you know those feelings improve your overall health? Sex can be a one stop shop to contribute to your good health. Here are seven scientifically proven health-boosting secrets about good sex.
1. Boost Immunity:
Do you have sex once or twice a week? If so, you produce more antibodies (found in blood and body fluids, antibodies prevent and fight bacteria and viruses) with increased frequency of sex. This means that you have a smaller chance of getting sick. Remember, more sex during the cold and flu season could mean less chance of coming down with something!
2. Burn Calories:
If you enjoy a sexy session of around 30 minutes, then you are burning at least 85 calories each time! Sex is another aerobic activity you can add to your fitness schedule. Try adding a little more fun and flavor to increase the intensity of your "bedroom workout" with the Kama Sutra Weekenders Package, complete with flavored oil, lubricant, and feather tickler (laughter helps burn calories too). Next time you feel bad for skipping the gym, try jumping on your partner to get your workout session in!
3. Bust Stress:
Say goodbye to stress when you have sex! Your moments of pleasure release hormones that help reduce your blood pressure and overall stress level. After a hard day at work, hop in bed for your own personal stress reduction session.
4. Improved Pelvic Floor Muscles:
Pelvic floor muscles, or Kegel muscles (located around your vagina or pubic area), are crucial for your overall sexual experience. You can exercise these muscles (clench the same muscles you use to control your flow of urine, then hold, count to three, and release) during sex. Stronger pelvic floor muscles will result in different sensations for you, and your partner as well. This Kegel muscle practice is great for moms, and for those who want to prevent or improve any incontinence issues.
5. Boost Your Mood:
When you have sex with a partner you care about, and are connected, to it boosts your mood. If you have ever walked around sporting a smile from ear to ear following a night of passionate sex, you know what I mean! If you want an extra kick, try Pure Instinct Pheromone Cologne (a Scarlet Girl favorite!). Pheromones are believed to improve confidence, elevate your mood, and increase your sex appeal (learn more about pheromones here).
6. Improved Intimacy:
This may seem like a given, but there is actually a physiological component in enhancing a feeling of intimacy. Oxytocin (the "love hormone") is produced when you climax, resulting in an overall feeling of generosity and increased feeling of trust between lovers. Next time you need your partner to do something, ask after sex. You're more likely to get a generous response!
As an added bonus, oxytocin also increases endorphins, which can increase your tolerance for pain. This means sex is great for improving headaches and reducing symptoms related to PMS. It also means the “not tonight I have a headache” excuse won’t work anymore; but if the sex is good you may not even want to play that card any more!
7. Better Sleep:
Sleepless nights? If so, sex may be just the lullaby you need to get the sleep you deserve. Sleep is important for maintaining a healthy weight, regulating blood pressure, and giving your body a break from working so hard during the day. You already know some of the benefits of the love hormone, oxytocin, but did you also know it helps you to sleep better? If you have ever seen your partner start to snore in seconds after orgasm, you now know why.
You don’t need a partner to reap the benefits of having sex, either. One-on-one solo loving can give you some of the same sexy perks. If you are looking to add something a little different to your erotic life, try the Rainbow Nubby Glass Wand, paired with a warming lubricant, like Melt. The Rainbow Nubby Wand is a highly textured, hypo-allergenic, glass dildo that is great for first timers, that will definitely hit all the right spots. You know yourself and what you like better than anyone, so you're pretty much guaranteed to be the best lover you have ever had!
Sex is fun and good for you, and more sex can also mean improved well-being, which leads to a happier, healthier, more satisfied you!
Lola LeBlanc loves
to share! She believes that every woman should have a sex life full of love,
passion, and satisfaction. She believes in the three E’s; ecstasy, excitement,
and exploration with every sexual experience.
Lola’s knowledge and tips come from her health background and her own
personal experiences. She loves to explore the world of sexuality to bring you
the best tips and tricks to enhance your sex life!
Remember whatever Lola
wants…well you know the rest!