The joy of the “big O” is not the only reason to have sex daily. Your mental, emotional and physical well-being can be improved with some intimate activity too. The benefits of having sex daily far outweigh any negatives you could think of. But just in case you weren’t already sold on the ideas, here are 10 reasons for you to have sex daily.
1. HAVING SEX DAILY CAN HELP YOU LEARN TO HAVE DIFFERENT KINDS OF ORGASMS.
You might already know that men are able to have orgasms both with, and without ejaculation. But did you know that women experience two different kinds of orgasms? Even men are able to have orgasms both with, and without ejaculation. Researchers analyzing female orgasms found two orgasm types which were ‘meaningfully distinguishable in terms of sensations and location’ either centered on the surface of genitalia or deep inside. Deep orgasms were associated with internal sensations consistent with proposed functions of female orgasm.’
Female orgasm has sadly received so little research that even researchers are not sure of the evolutionary function of it. They believe that women climax so that their internal muscular contractions can assist sperm in reaching an egg for fertilization. This may or may not be true, but in the meantime, test your own orgasm to see if you can have both a surface orgasm and a deeper one.
2. HAVING SEX DAILY CAN HELP YOUR MENTAL HEALTH.
An orgasm is hard to achieve while you’re stressed out, but even just beginning to increase intimacy through cuddling gives you oxytocin. Oxytocin is known as the cuddle hormone and it, along with dopamine will help you feel less stress and anxiety immediately. If you read our article 5 Reasons to Cuddle More Everyday, you’d already know that.
3. HAVING SEX DAILY CAN HELP YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH.
Having sex every day sounds like the best way we can think of to get exercise in. Sex helps your physical fitness by strengthening your cardiovascular system as well as your hip, back, leg, abdominal and muscles. Daily sex can also help improve your balance and help you lose weight.
4. HAVING SEX DAILY CAN HELP YOU ADD VARIATIONS TO YOUR LOVE LIFE.
You have not tried every sexual position, marital aid or lubricant out there. There is just so much to choose from. Amazon even has a sexual health market with all the adult toys you could imagine and that you may have never even explored yet. Whether you’re single or partnered, you and your intimate friend can find new ways to have pleasure 365 days of the year and then some.
5. HAVING SEX DAILY CAN HELP YOU WORK UP TO LONGER LOVEMAKING.
Premature ejaculation is a phrase that no one likes. Longer lovemaking means that women, who typically need longer to orgasm through intercourse, will be more likely to achieve it. Practice makes perfect and men can work to control their rhythm and thoughts to prolong orgasm.
6. HAVING SEX DAILY CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE MULTIPLE ORGASMS.
And then there is the holy grail of orgasm; the multiple. According to The Kinsey Institute, as many as 20% of men can achieve multiple orgasm and 14% of women are capable of the same. Wouldn’t you like to be one of the lucky ones?
7. HAVING SEX DAILY STIMULATES YOUR BRAIN.
Researchers studying the tendency of humans to engage in sex for fun, not just procreation as most animals do, found that sex stimulated more areas of the brain than previously thought. The areas of the brain that were stimulated as seen in brain imaging were ‘specific subdivisions of the hypothalamic area, basal forebrain, thalamus, amygdala, and hippocampus.’
Researchers also compared the sexual pleasure cycle to that of wanting food: ‘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. HAVING SEX DAILY CAN HELP YOUR IMMUNE HEALTH.
Frequent sex helps you to release more of the immune system ingredient Immunoglobulin A which will help you fight off your next attack of the flu. The more often you engage in sex, the more antigens you build up in your system.
9. HAVING SEX DAILY CAN HELP YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH.
Sex being the intimate act that it is, being close means having a close, emotional connection with someone. Even if you haven’t said ‘I love you’ to your sexual partner, you are building a meaningful bond to another human. Giving the gift of yourself to another for your mutual pleasure can be intense. Read our guide 5 Ways to Develop Emotional Intimacy in Your Relationship for more non-sexual ways to connect.
10. HAVING SEX DAILY CAN HELP YOU STAY YOUNG.
Having sex daily is the best anti-aging solution out there. According to the findings of Dr. David Weeks, who interviewed 3500 people, concluded that ‘Sex is the most intense kind of pleasure and that triggers certain chemicals. In women it produces a human growth hormone which helps the process.’ Regular, loving sex came second to physical and mental activity as the factors most important to retaining youth.