Couples who tend to put off sex, or have trouble making time for sexual intimacy should know that they’re missing out on far more than just a (hopefully not too) brief thrill and a bit of stress relief. There are far more actual health benefits to sex than just physical release. Consider these few proven health benefits next time you or your partner replies to sexual advances by rolling over with a “Not now, Honey.”
Decreased Risk for Heart Disease
Americans are fighting a national battle against heart disease. Do your part to ward off cardiac dysfunction by shaking the sheets every now and again.
A Youthful Glow
Frequent sex can actually make you look younger. One Scottish study suggested that intimate, loving couples who had a bit of horizontal refreshment three or more times a week on average appeared nearly 10 years younger than their age.
It Improves Your Sleep
Something every adult wants to hear is that there is a surefire way to a nourishing night’s sleep. Sex could very well be just that. Sure, it’s cliché to consider “passing out” after sex an absolute, but the truth is that during and after sex, the brain releases powerful hormones including norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin, which can trigger the urge to fall deeply, and comfortably to sleep.
Now stop making no-nookie excuses and get some action, doctor’s orders!