There are so many benefits of sex and only one of them is that moment when your eyes lock, your pupils dilate, you feel a surge of desire, coupled with a mischievous sense of excitement. Your smooches get longer and your hands extend to uncharted territories. You are about to take it to the next level and blissfully jump into a promising whirlpool of ecstasy. We've all been there. When the sex is great, your entire life suddenly feels on track. You see the world through different eyes. Scientists won't dispute it. The afterglow effect is said to last for about 48 hours, but what are the other benefits of fulfilling sex? In this article, we'll explore a few of the best reasons to have sex.
1 Improved Mood
Most of us had our dose of bad hookups and meaningless sexual encounters. Ever felt empty? Crappy? You can usually tell. Great sex on the other hand, makes you feel like playing extra time and will significantly contribute to improving your mood thanks to endorphins – the happy hormone. Ever watched one of those seemingly over-exaggerated movie scenes, where the character just had sex and feels like he or she is on top of the world? That's the feeling and one of the absolute best benefits of sex.
2 You'll Feel More Desirable
Great sex calls for more great sex. When your partner literally worships your body and goes the extra mile to take you to new heights and keep you there, you ought to feel like you're the hottest woman that ever walked the face of the earth. Connecting that deeply with somebody just does something to you. You become more sexually assertive, not to mention that happy and natural glow you carry around afterward.
3 You'll Rediscover Your Body
Mediocre sex will make you feel like orgasm is a myth. Mediocre lovers will make you believe that your body is dysfunctional. Great sex, on the other hand, will open up your body in such a way, that you will gain new appreciation for everything that it is capable of doing.
4 You'll Become More Intimate
I read that it is easier for us girls to fall in love after having sex. That's because oxytocin is the neurotransmitter that affects our emotions and social behavior. Fulfilling sex will deepen the bond you have with your partner. It's like looking into their eyes and knowing what they're thinking. It's the gentle kisses on the forehead after the storm. It's the meal you share right after. It's the smirk that remains and says it all.
5 You'll Be More Productive
I know pleasure seems to be the opposite of work, but here again, when dopamine kicks in, you might feel like reorganizing some things around the house and doing some general decluttering. I once went through a phase where I'd spend entire days just baking cakes. I think it's because once our need for connection and emotional stability have been satisfied, we can move onto other things with a peaceful mind.
6 You Will Feel Empowered
When you are sexually assertive and your needs are welcomed and met, you don't feel like sex is something that happens to you, but rather a different channel of communication. If you've been raised old school, chances are that you think that guys are just after sex, thus you have to keep them waiting, because the minute they'll get it, they will lose interest in commitment. The problem with this logic is that you reduce his interest for you to a mere sexual act and it's not empowering. Great sex happens in mutual trust conditions and rather than feeling used, you feel appreciated and empowered by your choices.
7 You'll Get a Great Night's Sleep
Great sex will eventually put you to bed, but in a way that makes your body feel like it is regenerating. You will wake up the next morning, restored and ready to kickstart your day.