5 Reasons You Should Be Having More Sex
I can think of no better way to start the day than waking up a bit early, rolling over into my current partner’s arms, kissing him, climbing on top of him and having an amazing orgasm! That doesn’t always work with our busy lives and schedules, but when it does you both feel amazing and I know I feel like I can take on the world! Sex does have the benefit of boosting our moods for sure, but there are a bunch of other health benefits as well. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Boost Your Immune System - It’s been a really rough year for sickness and I have managed to avoid most of it, thanks to my active sex life! Having sex once or twice a week has been found to raise your body’s levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A, or IgA, which can protect you from colds and flu. And if you are having sex more than once or twice per week, YES!!!
- Makes You Look Younger - I get told all the time that I look much younger than my age and I can’t credit a healthy sex life for all of this, but I know it helps (orgasms and sunscreen!) Dr. David Weeks, clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, revealed to a psychology conference that his extensive research had found older men and women with an active love life looked five to seven years younger than their actual age. I am currently 46 and often get mistaken for early 30’s!
- Increases Your Attractiveness - Did you know that sexual activity makes the body release more pheromones, and that these chemicals enhance your appeal to the opposite sex? It sounds a little nuts, but it’s true. The more sex you are having, the more likely you are to keep and your sex life going strong!
- Help with Depression - it’s easy to feel low, especially if you live in a climate that doesn’t have much sunlight in the winter months. But sex is a form of exercise and like any exercise that raises your heart rate, sex causes your brain to release feel-good chemicals that boost your levels of serotonin – the happy hormone – to lift your mood.
But the most important benefit of sex for me is that it was and is emotionally healing. After I got divorced, it was my first impulse. I sought sex without understanding the meaning and it was amazing for me. It felt good. It was validating. It was powerful. Sex is one of the most primal ways humans can express and heal ourselves. It resets our systems in a way that nothing else can.
Along with bringing you tons of pleasure, sex does actually have plenty of health benefits (and plenty more that I have not even mentioned!) Go forth. Have lots of sex. Enjoy!!
An author, consultant and evangelist for single women over 40, Anne Grey is living her life to the fullest and telling the world about it. She specializes in empowering women to navigate the new world of dating apps to find gratifying relationships.