Why Sex is Good for You

Okay, we know sex is all about maxing out your pleasure. But it turns out it’s good for your health, too.

It Boosts Your Brain.
Sex increases your bod's dopamine levels—the hormone that improves your memory and motivation. So basically having an orgasm is the gift that keeps on giving.

It Burns Calories.
Don't feel like hitting the gym? Grab your guy and head to the bedroom. A 30 minute romp in the sheets can burn upwards of 150 calories. That's like running a mile on the treadmill!

It Destresses You.
We're all stressed to the max—and all that worry releases the stress hormone cortisol. The problem with cortisol? Having too much of it in your blood stream can lead to everything from high blood sugar to weight gain.

It Keeps You Healthy.
Regular sex with your guy can actually prevent colds, thanks to the hormone prolactin. This hormone has an important role in strengthening your immune system by increasing the production of T and B lymphocytes (aka immune cells).

It Helps You Sleep.
When you have sex, the cuddle hormone oxytocin is released. That increases your bond with your guy, but it also helps you sleep. Nice.

It Makes You Bendy.
Think of sex like a good strength training session: You use a ton of muscle groups during a good sesh. And it's a lot more fun than doing squats at the gym for an hour.

It’s Good for Your Heart.
The hormone testosterone is usually associated with big-muscled dudes, but your bods make it, too. Sex helps increase the release of the hormone, which in turn improves your energy levels and strengthens vital body parts, like heart.

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