5 Healthy Reasons To Have Sex Right Now


Time to get busy! Showing affection towards your partner could do more than just improve your emotional. It has amazing health benefits. In addition to loving your partner, there are so many health benefits of sex. This is proved by innumerable studies. It protects from health hazards and boosts your health. Solo? No worries. Self-pleasuring offers benefits just like sex. If you need more convincing here are a few healthy reasons to do the deed. 

It improves heart health

Healthy sex is good for your heart. According to a study published in American Journal Of Cardiology stated that men who had sex twice in a week or more were at a lesser risk of cardiovascular diseases, like stroke or heart attack than those who had sex once a month or even less. You also do not have to worry about the exertion involved in sex as according to the American Heart Association’s Scientific Statement on Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease sex is safe for people who can exercise with absolutely no heart problems in the range of 3-5 metabolic equivalents (METs). MET’s are a measure of the energy expended during an activity.

It relieves pain from menstrual cramps

Sex relieves pain in a variety of ways. A study was published in PLoS One stated that looking at your romantic partner dulled the experience of pain (I know, I had to double check the studies, hard to believe). Studies have shown that women might get some relief from menstrual cramps through a good orgasm. You may not feel like it during that time of the month but the numbers don’t lie. Look into statistics and research from Does Sex Help Depression.

Less stress and lower blood pressure

Less stress? Hell yes! Sex can relieve stress by raising endorphin levels as well as other hormones to boost your mood. A study published in the journal Biological Psychology claimed that sexual activity prevents an increase in the blood pressure during any stressful events. However, this effect was more noticeable in people who had sex with penetration, masturbation and non-penetrative sex can help you provide the same benefits as well.

Possible reduction of prostate cancer risk

According to a study published in the journal European Urology, a man who ejaculated more than 21 times a month in comparison to those who did it 4 to 7 times a month, was at a 20% less risk to develop prostate cancer. It’s a big claim, I’m still waiting for more research to be convinced.

Better sleep

According to National Sleep Foundation, when you orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which helps you feel sleepy and relaxed. It helps you doze off shortly after making love and helps you to wake up refreshed.

Need some inspiration to get busy? Here are a few places to put on your sex bucket list:

  1. Emerged in the bathtub at Hotel L’AND Vineyards
  2. Concealed behind the mozzie net at Paperbark Camp
  3. Swinging in the hammock at Pousada Camurim
  4. Curled up against the curved window at Ovolo Laneways
  5. From behind the wooden door at La Hacienda
  6. On the red Ottoman at Gamercy Park Hotel
  7. Warmed up by the fireplace at Rush Creek Lodge

For more places to get busy, check out the  Skyn Australia’s Intimacy Guide. 


Iona is a Wellness Coach specialising in relationships and dating. She works with single women to write their own love stories.