Why do people have sex? Most people would say because it feels good and often leads to orgasm. Many would point out that it can help you feel closer to your partner. All those things are true, but research shows that sex doesn't just feel good, it's also good for you!
The Many Benefits of Sex
For men and women, the benefits of a healthy sex life include:
- Lowered blood pressure
- Improved immune system
- A healthier heart (perhaps due to the workout provided by sex)
- Higher self-esteem
- Decreased anxiety and/or depression
- Pain relief
- Improved quality of sleep
- Better mood
Sex also offers the extra benefit of decreasing the chance of prostate cancer because ejaculation is healthy for this organ. And if you have a uterus instead, having sex can reduce the intensity of cramps, improve bladder control, strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, protect against a condition known as endometriosis, and potentially boost your fertility.
Some of these benefits of a healthy sex life contribute to an increased sex drive, leading to a happy and healthy cycle that can't be beaten, and you don't necessarily need to have an orgasm to achieve all of these benefits. It makes us wonder how anyone can be sex-negative when there are so many positives to prioritizing sex.
Of course, it can be difficult to make sex a priority in our modern societies with so many pressures and responsibilities. Many of our customers find that scheduling a date night is useful. At the very least, you can enjoy some stress-free time with your partner (and without the kids or your phone ringing off the hook!) that creates the opportunity for sexual intimacy.
And if you're not a fan of scheduling sex, your calendar is a great tool to track how often you and your partner are crawling between the sheets. You might be surprised to learn that you have sex much less--or more--frequently than you think. In fact, using a calendar might settle an argument between you and your partner.
Don't think that you can reap the benefits of an active sex life even if you're single. Solo sex--ie, masturbation--can still provide many of the benefits listed above. Check out our selection of male and female sex toys if you want to get started or simply want to add a new tool to your arsenal to ensure you get all the rewards available to you.
Now that you know the benefits of a healthy sex life, what are you waiting for? Put on some lingerie, read some erotica, or sext your partner. There's no better time than the present to get down to it!