17 Positive Side Effects Of Sex (That Will Convince You To Strip Naked Tonight)

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1. Sex makes it easier for you to fall asleep.

Your orgasms have the potential to cure your insomnia. The endorphins that your body releases during sex can cause you to become sleepy, which is why couples tend to have the best sleep of their life when they are sharing a bed together.

2. Sex will make you look younger.

That’s right, sex can make your skin look smoother, softer, and more elastic because of the human growth hormone that is released. Not only will you feel younger after rolling around in bed, but you will look younger too.

3. It will lower your blood pressure.

The oxytocin released during orgasms actually lowers your blood pressure. It counteracts the effects of cortisol, a stress hormone, which is why you feel so much more relaxed after having sex.

4. It relieves stress.

When you experience pleasure, your stress levels decrease. So as long as you’re in a loving, committed relationship where you feel comfortable being seen naked by the other person, then sex will lower your stress instead of increase it.

5. It reduces headaches.

If you’re feeling under the weather, sex might be the answer. The oxytocin that is released can actually increase your pain tolerance, making you feel better.

6. It boosts your immune system.

Men and women who have sex frequently have a higher level of the antibody immunoglobulin in their bodies. That’s why there’s a smaller chance sexually active people will come down with a cold or the flu.

7. The more sex you have, the better you get.

Practice makes perfect. If you have sex more often, then you will learn what brings your person pleasure. If you learn what brings them pleasure, you can make them orgasm pretty easily without thinking much about it.

8. It will bring you closer to your person emotionally.

Sex will bring you physically closer to your person — but it can also bring you emotionally closer. However, women produce more oxytocin when they orgasm and men produce more dopamine, which is why women have a much higher chance of falling in love from sex than men do.

9. It can help with depression.

Orgasms can actually help stabilize a person’s mood and increase their quality of life. There are doctors who now suggest sex as a way to ease their patients’ depression.

10. It will make you happier.

Oxytocin is the feel good hormone, which is why sex can literally make you happier. Of course, that happiness might also have to do with the fact that you’ve landed the love of your life and have convinced them to sleep with you.

11. It will boost your self-esteem.

When you’re having good sex, you’re going to feel good about yourself. You’re going to become more comfortable with your naked body. You’re going to learn to love yourself more.

12. It will give you good exercise.

Sex burns calories. If you’re the one doing all the work, then you can say you got your exercise in for the day, even if you decide to skip the gym.

13. It will stimulate your brain.

Sex can actually make you smarter. Because of the dopamine released in your brain after you orgasm, you’ll have an easier time working on brain teasers and memorizing new material. Weirdly, sex will also improve your sense of smell.

14. It will regulate your menstrual cycle.

Sex can regulate your hormone levels, which means your period will become more predictable than erratic. It can also improve your bladder control, which means you won’t have to run off to the bathroom every ten minutes during road trips.

15. It will reduce a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer.

It will also reduce a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer.

16. It can cause you to live longer.

All of the health benefits of sex can lead to a longer, healthier life. It will also improve your mood, which means you’ll feel like you aren’t wasting that long life away.

17. You can have children of your own.

Right now, this might not be a positive in your mind, but one day that could change. One day, the idea of creating children of your own could be the best possible reward sex could ever bring you. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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