5 Reasons to Have Sex Today!

By Veronica Peterson, Editor, Healthy & Green Living

What would Valentine’s Day be without an opportunity to mention the three-letter word that gets everyone so riled up? Yes, you guessed it–I’m talking about a little S-E-X. So, let’s chat, shall we? Beyond being just one-heck-of-good-time, medical studies report that an active sex life contributes to a longer and more fulfilling life. So come on, everybody’s doing it (or at least the lucky ones), and here are five reasons for you to join in:

1. Sex boosts your immune system. “Honey, I have a headache,” may now be the best reason to have sex! A startling number of physicians are now recognizing how sexual and emotional health affect our entire well being. In other words, how our brain directly impacts our immune system. “We know that people who enjoy a regular, satisfying sex life (i.e. regular orgasms) are less stressed, less depressed and generally more well physically, mentally and emotionally,” says Wendy Strgar, loveologist and CEO of Good Clean Love. In a recent article, Dr. Paul Pearsall, director of Behavioral Medicine at Detroit’s Beaumont Hospital, concludes that many of his patients had experienced sexual dissatisfaction prior to a heart attack. He also claims that sexual contentment leads to less severe headaches and reduced discomfort from arthritis in both genders. (Read about 6 other weird ways to boost your immunity!)

2. Sex burns calories. Oh yeah, forget those fad diets and get busy gettin’ busy. A mere 30-minutes of sex burns 90 calories and while that may not sound impressive, at an average of three times a week, you’re burning 5 pounds in a year! Or, according to Forbes magazine, having sex just twice a week for a year will burn off the equivalent of seven huge spaghetti dinners. Seconds, anyone?

3. Sex relieves pain. Orgasm is one serious narcotic! Oxytocin, a naturally occurring chemical in the body surges during and after climax while working in conjunction with a few other endorphins to make sure you feel no pain. In his book, How to Treat Arthritis, rheumatologist Carter V. Multz asserts that sex can reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation associated with arthritis, headaches and menstrual cramps.

4. Sex decreases aging. “Use it or lose it” has never been more applicable. Regular sex releases a plethora of “happy” chemicals into your bloodstream, including testosterone. As we age, our testosterone levels decrease. Sex is a wonderful way to build your reserves back up, helping build new bones and muscles while putting a youthful glow on your face. According to a study by Dr. David Weeks, a clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland and co-author of Superyoung, men and women who reported having sex an average of four times per week looked approximately 10 years younger than they really were.

5. Sex is great for depression. “The release from orgasm does much to calm people. It helps with sleep, and that is whether we talk about solo sex or sex with a partner,” says Jennifer Bass, the head of information services at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction in Bloomington, Ind., in a recent MSNBC article. Researchers believe that sex helps the brain produce serotonin which, in turn, prompts new neurons to grow. Most chemical, antidepressant medications, like Zoloft, work to increase serotonin levels. These drugs take three to four weeks to begin working–about the same amount of time required for new neurons to form. One reason these drugs could be an effective treatment is because they increase cell growth–just as sex does.


Wendy, our resident Loveologist is giving away another Love Set for Valentine’s Day from her line of organic and all natural love products called Good Clean Love. Leave a comment to win this fantastic gift pack to inspire the lover in you at Valentine’s Day and all through the year: Cupids Travel Kit
Just let us know what sustainable love means to you… GOOD LUCK!

Congratulations to Holly B. who won the pleasure pack! Holly, please contact us at editor@care2team.com to claim your prize. Thanks to all who participated!

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Tanya W.
Tanya W.6 days ago


Tanya W.
Tanya W.6 days ago


Chad Anderson
Chad Anderson11 days ago

Thanks for the list

David C.
Dave C.13 days ago

most people only need one reason.....it can be fun

lindsay Smith
lindsay Smith27 days ago

My theory....

Humans, like every other living thing on the planet, are put here to perpetuate our species. That's why sex is one of out top 4 human drives...up there with breathing and sleeping.
When we stop having sex, out body assumes we're done with our purpose for being here and accelerates the aging process....to make room for new sexually active humans.
It's already been proven that the more orgasms we have, the longer our life span will be. When we stop, so does the rest of our body.
With all the other benefits of having sex (even by ourselves since the body can't tell the difference), what better way to stay healthy and live longer lives?

Pablo B.
Pablo B.2 months ago

Is this a joke? Sex is good as long as it's good. How many threaded! Better to therapy to discover why it is so coiled! And then, sex!

Sandra Z.
Sandra Z.2 months ago

Omg "Regina White"s story is hilarious!!!! What a way to start my day! Thank you for the belly laugh!

.3 months ago

I am Regina White, I am hear to give testimony of how I got back my husband, we got married for more than 2 years and we have two kids. thing were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way I could not understand, I was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not come again and he called me that he want a divorce, I asked him what have I done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying that he want a divorce and that he hates me and do not want to see me again in his life, I was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do, I was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. I love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. I told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, I never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. I just want to try if something will come out of it. I contacted Dr. OGALA, at (ogalaspellcaster@yahoo.com) for the return of my husband to me, they told me that my husband have been taken by another woman that she cast a spell on him that is why he hates me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they cast the spell and after 24 Hours my husband called me and he told me that I should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still love me that he did not know what happen that makes him left me. it wa

Paulinha Russell

Thank you

Roberto MARINI
Roberto MARINI4 months ago

sex is very beneficial, thanks for sharing.