Sex. Probably one of the shortest words in the dictionary that gets the most reaction.
It’s such an emotive subject, and it will all depend on who you’re talking about it to. Those of us who absolutely love sex (hello, hand up super fast, me!) will probably (definitely) talk about it with relish. So to speak. Those who are going through a dry patch, or haven’t found the one who floats their boat, will more than likely make it sound like the kind of chore you’d pass over to someone else.
Negative sex talk is a serious mood killer, and I’m sure it can be socially catching. But, sex, when it’s done properly, is one of the best, free and fun, hobbies that can better your mood, increase your stamina, make you feel closer to your partner and improve your mental health.
Good sex with someone you love (or really, really like a lot) is one of the best things in life, as well as being a stress reliever, it can help men and women look younger and live longer. So we can have even more sex!
Apart from the obvious, sex has a whole load of benefits that really should make it part of the NHS. Or something.
Not going to lie, I bloody hate the gym. All those show off-y gym bunnies who are there to flex their pecks and look in the mirror, totally not my thing. Burning off a few calories in the bedroom however? Yes please and thank you. A decent doggy style session can burn up to 211 calories for the man and 118 for the woman. Obviously if you switch it up a bit while you’re there, go on for longer than “average” or just swing from the chandeliers, you’re going to rack up those numbers.
Apparently, the best cure for a cold isn’t hot lemon and honey, it’s a good old decent shag. Women who have healthy sex lives have higher antibodies that fight off illnesses like colds. It also helps to lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Who Needs Paracetemol?
Do any of us need a reason to have an orgasm? Well, just in case you do (I like to be of assistance) here you go. Having regular orgasms means your need for painkillers is reduced. Headaches, period pain, joint pain, hangovers – the good old orgasm will increase endorphins which interact with the opiate receptors in the brain to reduce pain perception. And those same endorphins will lower anxiety levels and make you feel all zen.
Sex Toys R Us
Everyone should own at least one sex toy. It’s the adult version of the Nintendo Switch, or something. Weirdly, we can all talk about sex until the cows come home, but admitting that we have a drawer/box/cupboard/room (delete where you like) full of toys seems to make us all clam up. Pardon the pun. Sex toys are amazing. If you love someone, don’t buy them flowers, buy them a vibrator gift set and watch yourself move to top of the friendship list. There’s no need to be embarrassed about with sex toys, the good old Ancient Greeks first used them 28,000 years ago. We’ll gloss over the fact that they were made of stone, I’m sure they did their job. But ours are much better these days and you can even get next day delivery, if you’re in a rush.
Sex toys don’t just need to be for solo use either, and the boys aren’t being left out here, there are so many benefits of using them in a relationship, if we’ve all seen each others bits then there’s no need to be shy! Even if it’s an all out disaster, laugh about it and move on. There are plenty more toys in sea.
A Bad Day At The Office
Research says that people who had better, regular sex found it easier to deal with stress. We all know what it’s like, you’re going through a stressful situation and often, the last thing you want to do is get your kink on when you get home, but it’s probably one of the best solutions there is.
Consensual sex is literally one of the best things you can do for your mind, body and soul. Whether you’re doing it, talking about it, thinking about it or sharing it with your favourite person, you’ve got to make sure you’re enjoying it. We all have our own little boxes that need to be ticked. Don’t be shy about those bad boys, be proud. If you’ve found someone who’s clothes you want to rip off and teeth you want to sink into your neck and or arse, tell them. I guarantee they’ll be pleased you did.