At first, the notion of the “7-Day Sex Challenge” might sound like something out of a raunchy teen comedy more than an actual undertaking to improve your health and well-being, but if you follow the steps below, you could be in for some big beneficial changes (besides just the prospect of sex)!
And if you can’t do it daily (Really? Not even for SCIENCE?), do it at least four times in a week. Studies have shown that people who have sex at least four times per week earn more money than those who don’t!
Beyond the physical, regular sex can also have some pretty substantial mental benefits that are equally important. The endorphins released during the act have been scientifically proven to combat depression and anxiety, as well as reduce stress.
And, believe it or not, lots of chemicals that promote positive brain function are released during sex. For instance, endorphins, estrone, prolactin, oxytocin, and thyrotropin are all released by men upon climax.
On a more emotional level, the challenge can kickstart emotional bonds that may have withered or plateaued. Few things are more intimate, so it creates a shared experience and trust between partners that isn’t available elsewhere.
Did you know that orgasms can block pain? And not just make you forget about it for a while either. Studies have proven that stimulation can reduce chronic pain in the legs and back as well as reduce discomfort and pain from cramps, arthritis, and even headaches.