Frequent sex has many health benefits A good sex life is crucial to both our emotional and physical well-being. It's good for respiration, muscles and bladder control. It's a fine anti-depressant, and it can renew your energy,' says zoologist and research professor Helen Fisher. Sex does a lot to smooth over the rough parts of a relationship.
Tracey says that rather than aiming to have intercourse every day aim to do something small but sexy every day It decreases stress, boosts the immune system and orgasms could be life-extending because of the effects on the heart and immune system. It makes us feel desired which makes us feel like sex more often If your partner wants to have sex with you often, it means they think you're sexy and attractive. Your self-esteem gets a boost. Stop having sex and self-esteem plummets. Both of you feel increasingly isolated; sexual frustration makes you feel irritable and you start getting angry over things that previously didn't worry you.
Lots of sex stimulates hormones that make you love and desire each other more Having sex stimulates production of testosterone, dopamine and oxytocin — increasing desire and ensuring you bond. Tracey says that it isn't necessary to have sex every day to enjoy the benefits Even if you start the session quite half-heartedly, once you're aroused, the release of these hormones makes you both feel pleasure, attachment and intimacy, says US sociologist Pepper Schwartz says.
Lots of sex could make his penis bigger But it's his ancestors who'll reap the benefits! University of Exeter researchers found increased sexual activity resulted in notable changes in the male reproductive organ.
Less exciting, the research was done on a species of beetle rather than human beings, though researchers claim genital evolution can happen fast. Ten generations might not seem speedy to you, but to the Centre for Ecology and Conservation that's lightning fast! NO Regular sex produces much the same benefits as daily sex. Every day sex isn't necessary: Daily sex is unrealistic Schwartz says scheduled, daily sex simply doesn't work for most couples.
It can become yet another chore on the to-do list, that's a source of irritation not pleasure. Sex can't replace emotional intimacy. If you're having lots of sex but not being affectionate out of bed, you're missing the point. Sex is a terrific physical way to show love and express intimacy but communicating love through words, gestures, actions and affection is equally as important. You can have too much of a good thing Even if you love hamburgers, do you really want to eat one every single night?
Leaving love-making for a little while builds anticipation. How can you miss something if you have it every single day? Sex doesn't have to mean intercourse: Bite-size sex moments are more realistic to achieve and work to keep you both sexually connected without requiring Olympian effort.
Have a weekly sex session Important research reported in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology found more sex didn't make couples happier. The study, based on surveys of more than 30, Americans collected over four decades, found while having regular sex had many benefits, the benefits didn't increase once the couple had sex more than once a week.
Couples who had sex more than once a week were no happier than couples who had sex more than that. If you fancy a challenge, aim to double the sex you're having If you enjoy that, double it again after a few months. The odd mini-marathon can work wonders to reset your sexual systems. If you haven't had sex for a while, the pressure is on! Not only to have brilliant sex next time around but sex that last for hours. Which, of course, makes it even less likely for you both to find the time and energy.
Act on the flicker, don't wait for the flame If you have the urge to have sex, act on it immediately. The more time that elapses between having the idea and following it up, the more likely it is you'll lose motivation. Add your thoughts to my blog 'Sex Spy' on traceycox.