Aside from the physical benefits, the emotional and mental benefits of having sex daily are reason enough to never let excuses stop you from doing the deed regularly. However, just in case you’re still not sold, here follows 14 reasons in particular to sell-out.
#1: Daily sex gives you more options when orgasming.
Men can orgasm with or without ejaculating, and women can orgasm on the surface of the genitalia or within. However, so little research has been done on the female orgasm that its evolutionary purpose is still uncertain; one common belief is that the orgasm causes internal muscular contractions which aid sperm in reaching eggs. Regardless, more practice equates to more options, experiences, and benefits.
#2: Daily sex promotes good mental health.
In fact, even cuddling produces oxytocin, which rapidly relieves stress and anxiety.
#3: Daily sex gets you in shape and keeps you in shape.
It strengthens your cardiovascular system and muscles in your hip, back, legs, and abdomen. What’s more, having sex on a daily basis also improves balance and decreases weight.
#4: Daily sex promotes alternative lovemaking.
Not that it will never not be enjoyable, but having more sex naturally leads to the urge to spice things up a little (or a little differently).
#5: Daily sex enhances endurance.
This means men will be less likely to ejaculate prematurely, and women will be more likely to experience an orgasm.
#6: Daily sex promotes multiple orgasms.
As per The Kinsey Institute, approximately 20% of men and 14% of women are able to experience multiple orgasms. If more people had sex every day, these numbers might skyrocket.
#7: Daily sex pleases the brain.
As demonstrated by way of brain imaging, sex has been found to stimulate very extensive areas of the human brain: “specific subdivisions of the hypothalamic area, basal forebrain, thalamus, amygdala, and hippocampus” are all affected. Furthermore, it seems that the cycle of sexual pleasure may be similar to the cycle of eating: “Excitement (emotional desire, genital arousal), plateau (physical sexual activity and bodily and genital arousal), orgasm, and refraction are the phases of sexual pleasure that are traditionally distinguished. The sexual pleasure cycle adheres to the basic structure of pleasure cycles related to other rewards (such as food), and can therefore also be expressed in terms of motivation/consummation satiety or wanting/liking inhibition.”
#8: Daily sex boosts the immune system.
Having sex every day releases more Immunoglobulin A, which is a highly beneficial immune system ingredient—it could be the difference between getting the flu or avoiding the flu.
#9: Daily sex boosts emotional health.
Although there are non-sexual ways to emotionally connect, sex is a sure-fire way of doing so—whether saying “I love you” is part of the standard practice or not.
#10: Daily sex keeps you young.
As per Dr. David Weeks, “Sex is the most intense kind of pleasure and that triggers certain chemicals. In women it produces a human growth hormone which helps the [aging] process.” Weeks interviewed 3,500 people in total, so he doesn’t come to his conclusions lightly.
#11: Daily sex is a (rare) positive impulse.
“Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.”—Marilyn Monroe
#12: Daily sex is mystical.
“Blake said that the body was the soul’s prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the ‘windows of the soul.’ When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experience.”—Jim Morrison
#13: Daily sex is a (rare) healthy habit.
“I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.”—Johnny Carson
#14: Daily sex is fascinating, compelling, and tantalizing.
“An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex”—Aldous Huxley
#15: Daily sex is part of a healthy “life diet.”
“’Sex is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.”—Marquis de Sade
*This content was inspired by an amazing article that can be found here.