Sex is amazing, it can be fun and adventurous, making us feel more closely connected to our partner/s as well as bringing out the wild side. All great things, but did you know sex has even bigger benefits beyond a blow out?

This week we are celebrating National Bed Month, and what better way to honour a day we all want to be a part off than to have 6 reasons why you don’t need to get out of bed and hit the gym to be fit and healthy.

Here are a few health perks that come from getting down and dirty.

Burn Calories

A vigorous and sweaty bedroom session can burn up to 85 calories. After 42 half-hour sessions, you could burn up to 3,570 calories, which is the equivalent of 1lb in weight. That means having sex three times a week for a year will help you burn off the equivalent of 5lbs in 12 months. Who needs the gym?

Stress Relief

Feeling stressed? Studies show that having regular orgasms helps your brain produce serotonin, commonly found in antidepressants, leaving you more relaxed, less depressed and mentally, physically and emotionally satisfied.

Boost Your Immunity

An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away! According to research, getting down and dirty releases an antibody called immunoglobulin A (lgA), which helps protect your body from infections and illnesses. Also, great news if you can’t manage an apple a day.

Healthy Heart

Research shows that engaging in regular heart racing romps releases the hormone testosterone. Although usually associated with muscled men, the female body also releases the hormone too, which improves both of your energy levels and strengthens vital body parts, like your muscles, heart, and bones, making you an even more powerful force between the sheets. It’s a win win for all participants.

Protect Against Cancer

Having sex regularly may lower your risk of getting prostate cancer later in life. A National Cancer Institute survey found that guys who averaged 21 ejaculations a month had a 33% lower risk of prostate cancer than those with just four to seven ejaculations a month.

Have you heard of any health benefits to getting randy between the sheets? Let us know in the comments below.

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