It’s Wednesday. You’re tired, you’re considering take-out, and you might even end up scrolling through work emails on your phone later. Wednesday needs some spice, my friend, and I don’t mean Indian food. They don’t call it “hump day” for nothing, after all.
1. Yoga Once A Week Isn’t Enough Exercise
Having sex burns calories. Like. A lot. An average woman can burn over 100 calories in an hour, including any and all foreplay! Increased breathing rates, heart rates, and sweating are all key factors that will improve your health and work off those unused calories. Maybe you just had a great big bowl of pasta or didn’t make it to the gym, or maybe you just haven’t found your sport yet – get your partner (or go solo!) and get exercising! Check out this sex calorie calculator at http://www.sexcalculator.co.uk/.
2. You’re Stressed
Sex is a big stress reliever. Sometime during the dimmed-lights-Marvin-Gaye-playing portion of your evening your body will release endorphins that activate a euphoric feeling similar to a “runner’s high”. Increased endorphins will boost an individual’s energy, mood, and can have a significant impact on stress and anxiety levels. And who doesn’t need a pick me up in the middle of the week? Endorphins are the chemical gift that keep giving, ensuring that you have a good time during, and especially after sex.
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3. Because You And Your Partner Can’t Keep Settling For Movie Nights
Sure, everyone loves a movie and a snuggle, but nightly binge watching isn’t going to strengthen or deepen your relationship. Increased intimacy between you and a partner can do nothing but good for you, and there’s no better way than sex. Plus the Bachelorette isn’t on, so you’re not missing much.
4. Having Sex Leads To More Sex
Studies have shown that increased sexual activity results in a parallel rise in libido. More sex leads to better sex, which leads to more, better sex. Amazing.
5. You’ll Sleep Better
Instead of tossing and turning all night, a deep sleep may be in store for you after a roll in the hay. Cindy M. Meston, Ph.D., director of the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin and coauthor of Why Women Have Sex explains that the endorphins that release during sex have a calming, relaxing effect, in addition to making you feel happy. With your mind and body relaxed and satisfied you’re much more likely to drop into a lovely slumber than you would otherwise be.