Valentine's Day Science: Sex, Exercise & Health

exercise research sex Feb 14, 2020

So you want to improve your sex life?⁣

And you also want to exercise more?⁣

I’m going to guess you probably also want to live a long, healthy life (well, you should).⁣

But did you know all these things work together?⁣

Check out the studies in the above slides for some ❤️Valentine’s Day❤️ themed learnings⁣

+ here’s some more sex science:⁣

❣️During sex (and things like cuddling) and during exercise oxytocin is produced in your brain (Yuksel et al., 2019)⁣

Oxytocin is part of the group of “happy hormones” responsible for helping your body handle stress and increase positive emotions (Weudarczyk et al., 2013)⁣

❣️20 minutes of intense cycling predicted more physiological sexual arousal in women (measured by blood flow) when watching an X-rated film (Meston & Gorzalka, 1995) — similar results have been seen in men too.⁣

❣️Keep in mind: too MUCH exercise (e.g. overtraining) can have the opposite effect and LOWER sex drive (Cadegiani & Kater, 2018)⁣

TLDR - the healthier you are, the more confident you are, the more energy you have (all great benefits of regular and vigorous, but not too much, exercise) can translate to sexy time satisfaction.⁣

& sex itself has it’s own health benefits too!⁣