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5 Great Reasons to Get Naked

There are an astounding number of benefits to sex, many of which you might not even know about!
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5 Great Reasons You Should Get Naked More Often!

Are you interested in being healthier, happier and having increased energy? Who wouldn’t be, right? The only thing missing from that equation is an increase in money. And who knows, you might be able to affect that as well. Whatever you want to call it: sex, coitus, making love, a romp in the hay, getting busy, getting naked, aggressive cuddling, dancing in the sheets, or intercourse, there are potential benefits that you might not realize are available, that you’re missing out on if you don’t get naked on a regular basis. Aside from the obvious pleasure here are five other reasons to get naked.

1. Increased Happiness and Stress Reduction:

All the physical touching can help soothe your nerves and relax. Do you have a big meeting, job interview, or another potentially stressful situation coming up? If so, make some time for a little hanky panky prior to the big day. Research shows people are better able to handle stressful situations if they have had sex at least once within two weeks prior to the event. Pleasure centers are activated in the brain that help block or lesson feelings of anxiety or depression and help boost feelings of relaxation and intimacy. By channeling any pent up frustration into a positive release with orgasm you can kill two birds with one stone.

2. Improve Sleep and Lessen Pain:

Do you and/or your partner get sleepy after sex? It isn’t just the physical exertion causing that. Although, depending on how vigorous you are, on average, you burn five calories a minute during sex. Don’t forego your other physical exercise activities, but definitely add an extra encounter or two when the mood strikes. The endorphins that may help reduce stress can also help you relax your body and your mind. This helps you get ready for a good night’s sleep. One of the chemicals released during orgasm is prolactin, which is linked to sexual satisfaction, and in men it affects recovery time. During sleep, prolactin levels are also higher indicating one might affect the other. Another chemical, oxytocin, is released during orgasm, and also promotes sleep.

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Need a solution for the headache excuse? A study found that half of migraine sufferers reported relief after climaxing. In fact, the hormones released during orgasm can closely mimic morphine and relieve pain. Headaches aren’t the only pain it can help. Back and leg pain, arthritis pain and menstrual cramps have been reported to be relieved or lessened by orgasm as well. In some cases the stimulation itself was sufficient to help with the pain, but why stop there. Go for the mind blowing orgasm just for good measure.

3. Radiant Skin and Slower Aging:

Consistent sex promotes hormone releases of testosterone and estrogen in both men and women. These hormones are important for bone and muscle health, heart and reproductive health, and the health of your sex drive. No wonder they can help you keep looking radiant and younger. With some added benefits for your skin and hair, you might spark some jealously from those around you.

One study conducted in Scotland observed people through a one way mirror. Those who were having sex frequently, four times or more per week, with a steady partner were thought to be seven to twelve years younger than their age. DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) increases with sex and although studies are conflicted on all the benefits, it is purported to help with tissue repair, brain function, immune system functioning, mood, keeping your skin healthier, and a myriad of other functions.

4. Boost Your Immune System and Lower Heart Attack Risk:

How often would you need to have sex to boost your immune system by up to 30%? What about cutting the risk of a heart attack for men by up to 50%? Would you believe to strengthen your immune system by up to 30%, it only takes having sex one to two times a week? To cut the risk of heart attacks in men, sex three or more times a week could be the magic number. While I didn’t find studies on women in regards to heart attack risk reduction, I’m betting there are some benefits in the regard, and some studies out there. If not, here are some benefits it may help women with: regulating their menstrual cycle, improved bladder control (extra helpful if you have had a baby), and inducing labor. Men can’t claim those, but it may also reduce prostate cancer rates. And both sexes can claim the benefit of lowering your blood pressure. The bottom line is: there are plenty of benefits to go around!

5. Increase Self-Esteem and Mental Acuity:

While it could be the classic conundrum of the chicken and the egg, regular sexual intercourse can increase your self-esteem and increase your desirability. It doesn’t matter which comes first, but that you snag the benefits of both. Wanting to have your partner find you attractive, you might put more effort into the health of your body and you’ll burn some extra calories with each encounter as well. When you are healthier, desired, and pleasing your partner, you generally feel better mentally and physically in all aspects of life.

By getting aroused, we pump blood through our system a little quicker than normal. This helps to bring more oxygen and fresh blood to all areas in the body, and carries the waste products away. All the hormones that are released help to relax the body and awaken the senses so that we think more clearly and quickly. With all the benefits we can potentially receive, how can we not be a little sharper mentally? While this won’t make you a genius (unless you were already in that range), it can help sharpen the tools that you have.

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More benefits were found when orgasm is achieved and done so in conjunction with a partner, so don’t stop short! Be an overachiever and increase you and your partner’s health, happiness, and energy! With all these benefits, you just might change how much money you make with a bright idea or promotion. No matter what your reason is for getting more physical with your partner, there are plenty of benefits in all aspects. Will you stick with it for the pleasure, or do you and your partner need a little extra coaxing to strip down have a pants off dance off a little more often? If so, remember these five reasons, and all the benefits you can enjoy when you get naked! Also, don’t lose the fun of sex and intimacy, but remember to be mindful of how you and your partner respond.

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