Ah, morning sex. One of life’s essential pleasures. First you open your tired eyes and say good morning to the beautiful woman next to you, who totally has drool caked on her face. Then you say hello to your own morning wood, because love is suddenly in the air, right ?
And of course you’ll want to oblige your suddenly woke loins, because morning sex, the laziest yet most satisfying of lays, is amazing. But guess what? Morning sex is also really good for your health! It’s almost as healthy as eating right, sleeping enough, and exercising five times a week. Almost.
According to biochemist Dr. Musa Yakubu of the University of Ilorin, having sleepy morning sex is basically the best thing you can do for yourself, because aside from being really, really enjoyable, it also has some insane health benefits! And I mean potentially life-saving health benefits. Who would have guessed?
Yakubu says that morning sex lowers blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a heart attack, so you should definitely indulge in a good old-fashioned romp before starting your day. It’s for your health.
Having sex also releases a flood of oxytocin, which is a feel-good chemical that has so many positive effects on your body. It boosts mood, makes you feel closer to your partner, keeps your bowels happy, and makes you feel more spiritual. All things that make for a great day. Fascinating stuff, right?
But that’s not all…morning sex also helps to keep you safe from nasty cold and flu viruses by amping up your immune system. “Research has shown that sex boosts immune system by stimulating the body’s first line of defense and production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), against cold and fever,” Yakubu says, implying you should add sex to your daily vitamin routine. Doctor’s orders!
That said, be sure to put your morning wood to good use from now on, my dude. You know what they say: sex early in the day keeps the doctor away.
By Zeynep Yenisey