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12 reasons to have sex more often

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Whether you're trying to connect more intimately with your partner or you just enjoy the physical release of sex, there are many unknown benefits of playing around in the sheets

Heart Healthy: Shag your guy into being more heart healthy.  According to a study at Queens University in Belfast, men who have sex three or more times a week cut their risk of having a heart attack in half.  Let's hope the same applies to American guys. 

Weight Loss: Forget going to the smelly gym, one 30 minute sex session burns around 200 calories. 

Sleep: Wonder why you're always tired after a nice big O? Following sex, the brain releases sleep promoting compounds to help us rest from the exertion.  

Immunity: Here comes the cold weather and the flu is going around.  Instead of drinking a gallon of OJ, try to have sex at least twice a week.  Researchers at Wilkes University found that having sex two or more times a week boosts the immune system by 30%.

Bladder Control: Are you one of those people that always complains about having a small bladder? Worry no more!  Sex tones the pelvic muscles that support your uterus, bladder and bowel, meaning better pee control. 

Regular Periods: Ladies, this next fact will make you much more willing to have a little late night love making when your guys is begging for it. Endocrinologists at Columbia and Standford University found that women who have sex at least once a week have a more regular menstrual cycle then those who hardly ever have intercourse. 

Sex now will equate to more sex later: Use it or lose it.  Marriage Therapist Michele Weiner Davis states that "The more sex you have, the more likely you'll be to continue to produce testosterone, one of the primary hormones responsible for sexual desire. "

Stress Release: Bad day at work? Instead of screaming and complaining (which probably won't turn your partner on too much) just take control and take them to the bed.  Sex is a great way to release tension. 

Confidence Boost: Sex therapist Sandor Gardos says that when things are going well in bed and you're pleasing your partner, you feel more confident and powerful in other parts of your life."

Cancer Prevention: Whether you give your guy a helping hand, a little oral action or the full on deed, the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that the more he ejaculates, the less likely he is to develop prostate cancer. 

Laughing and happiness: According to a recent study done by the National Bureau of Economic Research, sex makes people more happy than money does.  A marriage that included regular sex session figured to bring the same levels of happiness as earning an extra $100,000 annually.

Slow down aging: Skip the botox and hair plugs.  Neuropsychologist, David Weeks (author of Secrets of the Super Young) says that "An active sex life slows the aging process." 

So there you have it folks, having sex more often will not only bring more pleasure to your life, it will also make you extra healthy, mentally and physically. 

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