Science Says We Should All Be Having A Lot More Sex And Here Are Some Reasons Why

By 10.27.16
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Looking for some reasons to have a lot more sex? Duh, who isn’t?

Well, good news, people, because science has our back with several reasons why we should.

Not only is sex awesome, turns out that it’s also really good for your health.

According to a study done by the Cleveland Clinic, here are a few of the positive benefits to your health that come from getting it on…

(1) It’s great for your heart.

Researchers have found that men who had sex at least twice a week were less likely to develop heart disease compared to men who only had sex once per month, according to a 2010 study published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

(2) Sex elicits a natural relief from pain.

With sexual activity and climax, there is a release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers. Many people note less migraine headaches. They tend to feel relaxed, at peace with a sense of contentment.

(3) Men and women may benefit differently.

Sex may also help you sleep. This is especially true for men. Scientists believe it’s because there is a part of the brain that winds down after sex, releasing calming chemicals. This causes many muscle groups to relax, too.

Both sexes experience climax, and there’s muscle relaxation and a natural sedation that follows. For women in particular, sex improves pelvic floor strength. Orgasms are associated with contractions of the pelvic floor. The stronger the pelvic floor, the better.

May help you sleep? May? I didn’t need science to tell me that.

Anyway, there you have it. The next time your partner isn’t down with a little action in the sack just remind them how good it will be for your overall health. That’ll totally work, right?

Check out the study in its entirety here.

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