5 Surprisingly Good Reasons To Have Sex Tonight!
We all know that a good romp in the sack can be a stress-relieving workout, but there are other health benefits as well. If you’re really hot and heavy, you can burn about 70-100 calories per 30-minutes session, according to Ob-Gyn Evelyn Minaya, M.D. Regular sex also gives a healthy boost to your head, heart, and even your immune system. So if you’re looking for some more reasons to heat things up in the bedroom, here are 5 ways sex does your body good.
It’s good for your self-esteem. It’s no secret that if you’re feeling sexy and desirable, you feel better about yourself. “Self-esteem has a psychological and physiological impact— especially on women,” says Dr. Minaya. While your self-esteem shouldn’t stem from someone else, it definitely helps if the sex you’re having makes you feel loved, connected, and more secure about your body.
It reduces your risk of having a heart attack. Getting your blood pumping while making love not only feels fantastic, but studies have shown that sex also lessens your risk of heart attack. It’s a proven stress buster, and naturally reduces anxiety which means it fights against those stress-induced hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline. It also helps lower your blood pressure which makes your heart attack/stress risk lower.