In the United States, only 23% of the population exercises daily. Some of the biggest factors that prevent people from working out include not being motivated and not having fun during a workout. Luckily, we know one solution to both of those problems. Sex after exercise can motivate you to work out more and make a workout more fun. It also has major health benefits. Read on to learn about five of them.
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1. You Continue Your Workout High
If you enjoy that workout high, you will enjoy sex after exercise. This high happens because of the surging levels of norepinephrine, endorphins, dopamine, and anandamide.
You’ll experience this same surging feeling after sex. The difference is that you’ll also add in oxytocin. This hormone is known as the love chemical that makes you feel good.
Without oxytocin, you can’t understand how to have an orgasm for women. This hormone gets released during orgasm in large amounts. It can also come up during any sexual stimulation.
Because you just worked out, you’ll have a higher sexual response. This will leave you feeling happier, calmer, and connected to your partner.
2. You’ll Reach Orgasm Easier
Because you have a higher sexual response after a workout, it will be easier to reach orgasm. Post-workout sex can increase blood flow to the sexual organs.
Testosterone is the hormone responsible for sex drive and muscle growth. Exercising is one way to kick this hormone into high gear. This is especially true if your workout consists of strength training.
Knowing when to have sex after a workout is also helpful to achieving an easier orgasm. Generally, you should have sex within an hour after finishing a workout because your testosterone level will be the highest.
3. Curbs Your Cravings
Sex as an exercise is fun, but one of the best health benefits is that it can help with addiction issues. Oxytocin heightens during sexual activity and just happens to be an anti-addiction hormone.
Oxytocin can help you curb your craving no matter what it is. As you burn sugar during your workout, you are breaking carbs down for energy.
4. Less Soreness
If you avoid workout out because you hate the feeling of being sore, you’re not alone. Luckily, if you have sex after a workout, your muscles may be less sore.
During and after sex, your brain chemicals rush around acting as a pain reliever. The release of hormones can help your body feel better after exercise.
5. You’ll Exercise for Longer
One of the most obvious health benefits of sex after exercise is that you’ll be working out for longer. If you hate doing cardio, you can afford to skip it if you plan on having sex after you complete the rest of your workout.
Pro tip: You can burn even more calories during sex if you reach climax.
Should You Have Sex After Exercise?
As if you needed a reason to have sex, there are actually health benefits to post-workout arousal. By having sex after exercise, you’ll work out longer while having a good time.
What are you waiting for? Get a good workout in then grab your partner and get another workout in (*wink, wink*).
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