Waking up in the morning, especially if you know you’re going to have a long day ahead, isn’t the easiest task. It’s tempting to just get back in the sheets – or the sack. And giving in to this temptation might just be worth it, according to experts! Morning sex is like dessert for breakfast – and honestly, who doesn’t like dessert in bed? Here are some reasons why it might be a great idea to give your morning coffee a pass and get naughty under the sheets instead.
1. Reduces Anxiety
If you open your eyes in the morning and immediately begin to dread the rest of the day, morning sex might help. Your brain considers sexual activity a reward and reduces its stress responses.1 Orgasms release endorphins, a hormone that is responsible for overall feelings of happiness and positivity in people. Endorphins are also believed to fight stress, enhance mood, and relieve pain. And what better way to start your mornings than to indulge in some “mood-enhancing” activity?2
2. Counts As Exercise
If you’re a gym rat, trading a workout session for a lovemaking one might not sound like a great idea. But here’s something that might change your priorities – studies consider sex a significant form of exercise. Sex, on an average, is more strenuous than even the treadmill and therefore, effectively burns a large number of calories.3 So, the next time you hurry out of bed to hit the gym, take a step back and hit the sack instead!
3. Makes You Look Younger
Everbody wants to begin the day looking fresh and confident, and sex can help you look great. The estrogen released by your body during intercourse is believed to help you look younger and beautiful! It helps reduce skin dryness and acne, keeps your skin hydrated, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.4 Moreover, sex improves blood circulation. And a healthy blood circulation can keep your face bright and glowing! So, morning sex can give an entirely different meaning to your early-morning face by helping you look your best!
4. Increases Intimacy
Do you know why post-sex cuddling with your partner feels so comforting? The credits go to oxytocin, a chemical that is released during the intercourse. Oxytocin is known to heighten the feeling of “oneness” and intimacy. In fact, oxytocin is the same chemical that increases the mother-child bonding soon after delivery! Certain studies also note that oxytocin could also be responsible for monogamy!5 And honestly, who doesn’t want to kick off the day feeling like they’re loved and wanted?
5. Improves Fertility
If you’ve been planning on raising a family, do the deed in the morning. Having sex right after waking up could increase the chances of fertilization, as testosterone levels are highest in the morning.6 Also, frequent sex is associated with reduced sperm damage, although this isn’t specific to morning sex.7
6. Reduces Menstrual Cramps
Waking up with a period means cramps, mood swings, and more cramps. Several experts believe that sex might reduce the intensity of menstrual cramps. Although there isn’t any scientific backing to this theory, many women hold testimonial to it. If you’re menstruating, having sex in the morning is a good idea. It might reduce the period pain and keep you ready to conquer those 3 days. Moreover, having sex when you’re on your period feels great, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t give it a try!
7. Morning Sex Is Good Sex
Morning might just be the best time to have sex! You’re fresh and filled with energy in the mornings, and you’ll actually have the stamina to have sex. Also, since men’s testosterone levels are highest in the morning, they’ll perform better!
These are just the benefits of morning sex in particular. Sex, in general, also helps reduce your risk of heart disease and even prostate cancer. It’s also known to boost immunity and reduce headaches! So, the next time you wake up, get back in the sheets!
|↑1||Ulrich-Lai, Yvonne M., Anne M. Christiansen, Michelle M. Ostrander, Amanda A. Jones, Kenneth R. Jones, Dennis C. Choi, Eric G. Krause et al. “Pleasurable behaviors reduce stress via brain reward pathways.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, no. 47 (2010): 20529-20534.|
|↑2||Eisenman, Russell. “Scientific Insights Regarding the Orgasm.” Europe’s Journal of Psychology 4, no. 2 (2008).|
|↑3||Sex as Exercise. Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science.|
|↑4||Hormones and Your Skin. The International Dermal Institute.|
|↑5||Magon, Navneet, and Sanjay Kalra. “The orgasmic history of oxytocin: Love, lust, and labor.” Indian journal of endocrinology and metabolism 15, no. Suppl3 (2011): S156.|
|↑6||Stanworth, Roger D., and T. Hugh Jones. “Testosterone for the aging male; current evidence and recommended practice.” Clinical interventions in aging 3, no. 1 (2008): 25.|
|↑7||Mayorga-Torres, B. Jose Manuel, Mauricio Camargo, Ashok Agarwal, Stefan S. Du Plessis, Ángela P. Cadavid, and Walter D. Cardona Maya. “Influence of ejaculation frequency on seminal parameters.” Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 13, no. 1 (2015): 47.|