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Eight reasons you should have sex, just in case you needed any more convincing

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These random people from the Internet were just doin' it, and they look pretty happy. Get with the program!
There are a lot of myths and misinformation about sex. But think about it guys: did you ever get those hairy palms you were promised? In reality, sex is the answer to many of our problems, helping with mental health, body issues and confidence. It’s time to debunk the rumours and go deep under the sheets.

Sex is healthy and natural; it may be condemned by some because it’s not always within a marriage, but 79 per cent of you are already doing the deed so you might as well do it for the right reasons. But if you’re not doing it, don’t feel pressured. I only want to offer some things to remember so that when you do start, you can have an excuse to do it whenever or for whatever reason.

Fewer heart problems

It is always said that a way to a guy’s heart is through his stomach, but there are definitely other ways to calm a man’s heart. Recent studies conducted at the New England Research Institute have demonstrated that men who make love more than once a month are up to 45 per cent less likely to develop life-threatening heart conditions than men who have sex once a month or less.

Weight loss

Your boyfriend or girlfriend can give you just as good a workout as your old treadmill. So go eat all you want without feeling guilty. Give into the urge of the chocolate-dipped doughnut because 30 minutes in the sack burns about 200 calories.

Boost your immune system

Recent research at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania shows that having sex twice or more a week will boost your antibodies, which help to fight off illness. Of course you can still take a “sick day” to stay home and let your partner “comfort” you.

Regulate Your Period

Women can’t stop Mother Nature from doing her worst, but they can mitigate her effects. Endocrinologists at Columbia and Stanford found that women who have sex at least once a week have more regular menstrual cycles than those who have sex less frequently.

Sleep Better

No sleeping pills are required to give you a good night’s rest. Just a few minutes of rolling in the hay can help you rest easy. Having sex releases sleep endorphins, causing you to fall asleep easier and get a longer night’s sleep — unless you’re up doing other things.

Stress Relief

Instead of screaming about that midterm you almost failed, why not scream about something happier? Go take control and cause a ruckus in the bedroom. The horizontal hula is a great stress reliever. It’s less expensive than drinking and won’t get you arrested — unless you do it in public.

Pain Relief

No more excuses, ladies. Headaches, rather than preventing you from getting down, should have you running to the bedroom. After your big O, you’ll have more than enough oxytocin to relieve any pain bugging you, including your menstrual cramps.

Happiness

Sex makes you happier than money does, according to the U.S.-based National Bureau of Economic Research. It’s also an endorphin releaser. All it takes is a little romp in the sack to start your day off right.


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