Sex is a rather delicate topic. Often, there are lots of questions in our heads, and no one can ask them. Additionally, there are many hearsays and so-called facts we hear about sex in passing, which can confuse us rather than provide clarity. This article aims to do just that – separate fact from fiction.
So, is sex everyday really good for you?
It is alright to have sex everyday, multiple times a day, or not very frequently. Like with everything else in life, there is no ‘hard and fast’ rule on what is the ideal frequency. You are the best judge. Each person’s sexual drive is different and what matters is what you and your partner want.
Be sure to keep the communication channels open with them. It is normal to talk to your partner about your preferred style, commonness, and your limits. In fact, it is important to discuss it with them to ensure you both are on the same page.
It is also normal for the frequency to vary based on the status of your relationship, how long you have been in the relationship, how compatible you are, the amount of stress you both are going through, illness affecting one of the partners, pregnancy, or any other significant life events.
As a couple, it is also pretty normal to go through ‘ups and downs’ as all days cannot be the same. Let one bad day (or night!) not bog you down.
Often, if things in bed are not as they should be, the problem is more likely with your head. There is no need to feel pressured to believe you have to feel a certain way or do what is considered normal.
Discard your thoughts about perfection and whether you are getting it right and instead focus on the joy of the moment. Be happy, and things will fall in place.
Let your appetite lead the way. Choose what you like. Be selfish. Take ownership of your desire. Enjoy the small acts. Focus on your pleasure. Your partner will get the cue.
So, that being sorted, the only time having sex is bad is when your partner doesn’t want to. In long-term relationships or with married couples, there can also be issues if one partner does not want to have sex as frequently as the other. You will then have to talk over and strike a balance.
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On the other hand, thinking about sex all the time is considered an unhealthy addiction and can interfere with work, school, or other duties.
All said, sex is an important part of a relationship, but not the only one. There are various responsibilities each one of us has to shoulder. This can make us put sex on the back burner. It is sometimes the last thing you want to do when you’ve had a long and tiresome day.
It can feel like a chore. If the thought of sex gives you stress, you are probably doing it wrong. Contrarily, sex can give you amazing health benefits – both physical and mental.
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Health benefits of having sex everyday.
A little bit of lovemaking can do a great deal of good to your physical and mental health. In fact, it can benefit your body in multiple surprising ways. Read on to be armed with the right information!
- Revs up your immune system: Reaching orgasm reduces the levels of ‘stress hormone’ cortisol and rebalances the immune system. So give in to your desires and reap the health benefits. (We’re not judging!)
- Boosts libido: Just like exercise or any other habit, the more you do it, the easier it gets and you can’t imagine your life without it. Healthy sex life can in turn keep your motor humming for days to come. It makes you feel alive and crave more sex.
- Burns calories: Sex is just like any other physical activity – it’s a rather fun workout and does wonderful things to your heart health too. Win-win!
- Decreases blood pressure and the risk of a heart attack: As incredible as this may sound, as per many studies, getting in some action cuts down your risk of heart disease by a large percentage.
- Improves quality of sleep: The ‘milk hormone’ prolactin is released in healthy males and females following orgasm and is the chemical responsible for the sense of satisfaction achieved post-sex.
- Alleviates stress: Physical intimacy and fondling are great stress busters. Hugging and physical acts of closeness release the ‘happy hormone’ Oxytocin in your body. This, in turn, boosts your mood and helps you handle everyday challenges better.
- Gives you a youthful look: The decreased stress, uplifted mood and the pump of blood to your skin combine to give you the famous ‘morning afterglow. Knowing your partner in and out can make a world of difference giving you the feel of “All Is Well with my life.” Get ready for your natural beauty treatment!
Talking about sex can make some uncomfortable, but it is critical to get your facts right and separate myths from wisdom. Hope this post clears some questions off your mind. If you still have some concerns, it is highly recommended to talk to a professional right away. Your gynecologist will be able to help you, with whatever little or major stuff that may be preventing you from having your share of fulfillment.