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Because sex is a big part of our lives.

Looking after your sexual health is as important as looking after your general health. Your sexual health can affect and is affected by other aspects of health. This includes physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being.

According to American Sexual Health Association, “Sexual health is the ability to embrace and enjoy our sexuality throughout our lives. It is an important part of our physical and emotional health.” 

Being in good sexual health means you are well informed, careful, and respectful to yourself and others. It also means enjoying yourself sexually in a way you are comfortable with.

The Stigma Of Sex

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”. We need to understand that sexuality is a natural part of life and involves more than sexual behaviour.

Essentially, sexual health includes recognising and respecting sexual rights, having access to sexual health information such sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, and being able to communicate and experience sexual pleasure and intimacy.

In efforts to normalise sex and issues surrounding sexual health, we give you 3 reasons why having an orgasm is really just like going for a workout:

#1: Reduces Stress & Anxiety

First of all, having an orgasm lowers blood pressure, reduce stress and anxiety—much like a workout. It’s a physical & mental release that your body needs to relax.

#2: Burns Calories

Secondly, the calories burn during sex may surprise you! Scientists claim that an hour of romance between the sheets burns almost as many calories as a 30-minute jog. Additionally, a PLOS ONE study found that on average, women burned about 69 calories during a 25-minute session, while men burned around 100 calories. Working up a sweat also does wonders for cleaning your skin. Say hello to after-sex glow!

#3: Builds Stamina

Lastly, the greater your stamina is, the more satisfying your orgasms will be. Having sex with your partner is a great way to build your stamina. Chances are, the more often you have sex, the better you will be at knowing your body to achieve a that satisfying orgasm. Besides, sex is a much more fun way to build up your stamina than trudging the treadmill for an hour.