The winter months can be a bit bleak, so why not cheer yourself up with a good shag – science says it’s good for you.
It’s easy to see why people dislike winter and Christmas; it’s cold, dark, you spend an absolute shit ton of money, and have to spend time with family you’d probably rather not see. However a story in the Campus Times says there is some good news, sex has a number of wonderful positive health benefits which means that you should be at it as often as possible over the year’s bleakest season.
So here’s a few reasons to be bunking up this winter.
We all dread the Christmas shop, it looms over most of us for the whole of December like a vampire, slowly draining us of our Christmas spirit and also causing a fair bit of stress. Forget having a cup of chamomile tea to relax tough, instead get into bed and get at it. Having sex will cause your brain to release the chemical dopamine, and endorphins into the body, leaving you happier and ready to tackle the Christmas queues once again.
No one likes all the coughing, spluttering and mucus that comes with a winter cold, so why not try and stave off the bug by having a shag? It’s been proven that people who have regular sex have higher levels of immunoglobin A, which is how the body fights a cold. When you have sex your body releases flu-fighting antibodies, which helps make your immune system stronger. Orgasms can also help to block aches and pains that come with a cold.
Lowering Your Blood Pressure
One of the worst things about Christmas is the dreaded family visits, especially from that aunt who’s so curious about why you’re still single. All this family time’s a sure fire way to get your blood pressure rising, so take a sex break from your family. Regardless of how long sex lasts, it can significantly lower your blood pressure. According to a study, sex reduces your diastolic blood pressure, which is great for your health and gives you yet another reason not to talk to your drunken uncle.
Keep Yourself Trim Over Christmas
On Christmas Day, the average person reportedly eats around 7,000 calories, so we dread to think what the actual number of calories would be for the whole of the festive season. To make things worse, people tend to be less active during winter, adding to the weight gain. To stop yourself piling on the pounds and stretching your lovely Christmas jumper, why not have sex? You can burn roughly five calories per minute during sex, and if you fancy a tougher work out try different positions to get the muscles working.
Increasing Sleep Quality
The winter months play havoc with our sleep schedule thanks to the cold and darkness, but rather than reaching for the Night Nurse, try having sex for a non-chemical solution to your insomnia. Since sex can be a workout, it’ll help to tire you but also help you relax. After sex your body releases a whole series of chemicals that relax the body. Women experience higher levels of oestrogen, which leads to a deeper sleep. While male orgasms cause lethargy, making it easier for them to nod off.