Having sex is good for your health. Sex is very personal, and what’s normal is differs from person to person. Some might want to have sex every day, others could be happy having sex once a week or less.
Sex is also great for maintaining healthy relationships.
- Having sex 3 times a week burns up as many calories as running 130 km (80 miles) per year.
- Sex builds testosterone in your system which fortifies your bones and muscles
- Testosterone is also a supplier of good cholesterol
- Sex helps with the release of “endorphins” which are the body’s natural painkillers.
Endorphin is good for relieving headaches and arthritis
- To sum up, all the hormones that are released in your body before, during and after sex participate in keeping your body strong and your immune system healthy. It makes sense since this is the way Mother Nature made sure that humans reproduce at a faster rate than they die.
Sex as part of a relationship
Now, even if I’m sure that was all very interesting stuff, maybe that wasn’t exactly what you wanted to know.
Therefore, as a man, I’m going to let you in on a “secret”.
- Women give sex in exchange for feelings.
- Men give feelings in order to have sex.
Sex for men and women is totally different. Two women out of ten are different like two men out of ten don’t think about sex approximately a dozen times an hour.
I’m talking generally here.
Sex for men is like the air you are breathing right now. Most women wouldn’t go that far.
Ultimately, if you are a woman, just know that sex is a prerequisite for a man to start thinking about the rest of the relationship.
If you are a man, just know that a woman needs time to build her desire.
According Psychology Today, a new and extremely well-conducted investigation by Anik Debrot and colleagues (2017) points to the surprising role not of the sex itself, but of the affection that accompanies sexuality between partners.
Over a series of four separate studies, Debrot and her fellow researchers were able to pinpoint the way that everyday kissing, hugging, and touch between partners contributes uniquely to relationship satisfaction and overall well-being.
Is it the sex itself, or something about sexual activity that is so good for our happiness? You might argue that people who are happier are more likely to have sex more often, because they’re in a good relationship and are satisfied with it. The good sex, then, would simply follow the good relationship dynamics.
The authors believed that the key ingredient in the sex-happiness relationship is positive affect, or being on an emotional high.
As the authors concluded, “Hence, sex seems not only beneficial because of its physiological or hedonic effects … but because it promotes a stronger and more positive connection with the partner”.