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Having sex could lower your stress and your blood pressure. People who had sex responded better to stress than those who engaged in other sexual behaviors or abstained. Having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin which can protect you from getting colds and other infections.

Sex Can Burn Calories

Thirty minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more. It may not sound like much, but it adds up: Forty-two half-hour sessions will burn 3,570 calories, more than enough to lose a pound. Doubling up, you could drop that pound in 21 hour-long sessions. It takes both physical and psychological work. You may not be getting quite as good of a workout between the sheets as you think. According to a study conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine, sex lasts six minutes on average and only burns about 21 calories.

Men who had sex two or more times a week were half as likely to have a fatal heart attack than men who had sex less than once a month.


 Having sex in the morning is a great idea for several reasons. A man’s testosterone levels are the highest between 7 and 8 a.m., for one. Also, if you make time for a half-hour morning session, you can roll out of bed and right into your morning workout and you’re already warmed up.  In the average yoga class, you can burn anywhere between 100 and 300 calories per half hour. Incorporating some of your favorite yoga poses into your sex life can definitely up the caloric ante and stretch your hip flexors at the same time.

Incorporating some endurance-boosting foods can also help when trying to kick it up a notch in the sex department. Foods such as figs, oysters, celery, blueberries, peanuts, bananas, garlic and even chocolate have the potential to boost a man’s sexual stamina.

With sex exercise as with any workout, it is important to try new and different things all the time. By trying more challenging and adventurous positions, you use different muscles for stabilization, constantly surprising your body and maybe your partner and getting a better workout. Focusing on your core and isolating the muscles around your pelvic floor will not only strengthen your six-pack, it’ll make your tummy look flatter in the moment. So why not enjoy both sex as well as workout.

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