Put sex on the top of your to-do list this winter - doctor’s orders! Studies show that getting sexy has a range of health benefits, from better sleep to fighting the common cold. Sound too good to be true? Here are six ways you can make sex work for your health.
#1 Breeze through flu season.
Do you usually spend all winter hacking and sniffling? This year, stock up on lube like TOYFLUID or BODYFLUID instead of cough syrup. People who have sex a couple of times a week or more have higher levels of the antibody immunoglobulin A, which helps fight off colds and flu.
#2 Get the best sleep of your life.
If you struggle to get to sleep, end the evening with a roll in the hay or some quality time with your favorite vibe. Orgasm releases the sleepy-making hormone prolactin, which can help you relax into dreamland. Pro tip: A rumbling dual action vibe like MiSS Bi or the larger LADY Bi is great for folks who have trouble reaching climax.
#3 Take a vacation from stress.
Orgasm also releases oxytocin, which boosts trust and soothes anxiety. It’s the most fun way to give yourself the break you deserve.
#4 Lower your blood pressure.
There’s evidence that regular intercourse can lower your systolic blood pressure. That’s a lifestyle change we can get behind! No one around to give you the business? A thrusting STRONIC toy is always there when you need it!
#5 Laugh in the face of heart disease, osteoporosis, and prostate cancer.
Sex actually helps your body regulate hormone levels. Since hormone imbalances can cause serious illnesses like osteoporosis and heart disease, you’re doing your body a solid by stripping down with a partner. Plus, ejaculating at least a few times a week reduces your risk of prostate problems. You get a similar effect from prostate massage - try a vibrating toy like the DUKE or slip in a BOOTIE plug to make it extra fun!
#6 Exercise from the comfort of your bed.
Is it too cold to make yourself get up and go for that run? Cozy up to your partner or your favorite dildo instead! Sex raises your heart rate and works your muscles, like any other workout. While it shouldn’t replace more sustained exercise, it’s a great way to get some of the health benefits - not to mention the endorphin rush - when winter makes your normal routine more challenging.
Want a different kind of exercise? SMARTBALLS give your pelvic floor a workout, boosting blood flow for overall genital health and strengthening your muscles for bigger orgasms! Sustained use can also prevent incontinence and help you recover from childbirth.