It’s a shame that ‘I’m going off to have an orgasm’ is more of a taboo than ‘I’m going off to have a workout,’ because looking after your sexual health is just as important as looking after your general health, here are 3 reasons why.

1. Just like a work out, orgasm has been scientifically proven to lower heart rate, reduce stress and anxiety. It’s a physical & mental release that your body needs to relax.

 

2. The physical act of sex, should increase your heart rate and burn calories (if you like being active during  the act). Working up a sweat does wonders for cleaning your skin (hence the after-sex glow) . Scientists say that an hour of romance between the sheets burns almost as many calories as a 30-minute jog and so should be taken into account when drawing up a fitness plan.

 

3. Get better at orgasms and increase stamina. The more you do something the better you get at it, the more you can practise achieving orgasm, the easier and quicker it will be next time. Sex is a much more fun way to build up your stamina than trudging the treadmill for an hour.