Why is sex important?
Sex breeds intimacy. Orgasm release oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone in your body. Sex helps you feel closer to your partner. It is the most intimate physical act you and your partner can experience. Without it, it’s easy to lose sight of your connection. Relationships and a healthy sex life take constant work. You have to check in with each other and take the temperature of your relationship on a regular basis. Having sex, feeling your partner on top of you, the scent of his or her skin, brings you back into that loving mind-set. Don’t skip out on it just because you’re tired from work and would rather watch television. Having sex will remind both of you what you mean to each other. Always take an opportunity to work sex into your schedule. The more you have it, the happier you’ll be.
What are the benefits of sex?
When you have sex regularly, you have a significant increase in immunoglobulin A, the first fighter in your body’s defense system. That means the more sex you have, the less likely you are to get sick. Intercourse and orgasms also increase the hormone prolactin. Prolactin helps you relax and makes it easier to fall asleep. Research shows that men who ejaculate at least 21 times a month have a lower risk of prostate cancer. While this can be done alone, it’s much more fun with a partner. When you’re looking for a fun way to improve your health, you don’t need to head to the gym. You just need to hit the sheets. Sex improves so many areas of your life, there’s no reason not to do.
How often should I have sex?
There’s no right or wrong answer to this question, and the media may skew our views as to what a “healthy” amount of sex is. Many factors affect how often people have sex, including their age, health, stress, mood, and sexual desires.
A healthy sex life can strengthen your bond with your partner and help keep your relationship healthy. Sex also provides numerous health benefits, such as boosting your mood, lessening stress, strengthening your immune system, lowering your blood pressure, reducing pain, and helping fight heart disease. That being said, only you and your partner can decide how much sex is right for both of you.
What is maintenance sex, and why is it important?
Maintenance sex may not sound like the most titillating thing in the world, but it is crucial to the health of your relationship. When we say maintenance sex, we mean having sex just to have it, even if you don’t feel like doing it. It means keeping the sex up to ensure both people in the relationship are sexually satisfied. Sometimes your partner wants to get it on and all you want to do is catch up on last season of GoT. Sex sounds time-consuming and annoying. Or maybe when you really want to have sex, your partner always seems to be too tired or stressed. In long-term relationships, it’s important to have sex even if you’re not necessarily randy. Maintenance sex shouldn’t be the only kind of sex you’re having, but it should absolutely be on the menu.