If you're enjoying a regular sex life, which Dr. Sherry Ross, OB/GYN and women's health expert, defines as having sex one to two times a week, you're increasing your chances of living a healthier and happier life.
"Emotionally, sex is comforting, calming, relieves stress, reduces anxiety, and boosts your confidence and overall sense of well-being. It's also thought that regular sex allows women and men to look younger and live longer."
Sound too good to be true? Read this, then schedule some time with your partner.
Sex Gives You A Workout
No offense to the gym, but I'll take breaking a sweat between the sheets over killing time on the treadmill any day of the week. It has been said, women burn an average of 69.1 calories when they had sex for an average of slightly less than 25 minutes (likely more when being on top).
Sex Improves Your Immune System
If you feel a cold coming on, one of the best things you can do (... after taking your vitamin C) is proposition your partner for a little action.
Sex Over Advil
There are a million and one reasons you should have regular orgasms. But, from a medical standpoint, orgasms are helpful in reducing any pain you may be experiencing, such as menstrual cramps, headaches, and joint pain.
Sex Will Put You To Sleep
Move over Sleepy Tea! An orgasm is a natural sleeping pill. These hormones relax your body and mind and create a tense-free environment that promotes better sleep.
Sex Will Crush Your Anxiety and Stress
Had a bad day at school or work? It may be tempting to hit happy hour, but a hot round of sex is going to do a lot more for your mood and overall mental well-being.