It’s not uncommon to get caught up in everyday life, where you forget to have sex or don’t seem to have the energy to have sex as often as you used to. If your sex life has fallen a little towards the non existent side lately, don’t fret! You’re not alone.

It’s typical for your sex life to lack at certain times: if you experience stress, if you’re busy with work, or if you’re just too tired for it. Sex can start to feel like more of a chore than anything, especially when you’ve been with your partner for some time and feel like you can “just do it tomorrow.” But despite those reasons, and maybe because of those reasons, here are four simple reasons why you should strive to have sex every. Single. Day!

Relieves Stress

When you’re stressed, it can be hard to put those feelings on the back burner long enough to have sex. But it’s important to remember that when you’re having sex, your body releases hormones that elevate your mood and can relieve some of that stress you’ve been feeling. You will feel less stressed during sex and even after sex and into the next day since your mood has been elevated. More so, when you’re less stressed, you have more sex! So by having more sex to relieve stress, you’ll also want sex more often since you won’t be as stressed!

Increases Immunity

According to WebMd, a college study showed that students who had sex more often had more antibodies in their body to fight off germs and viruses compared to students who had sex less often or not at all. According to this study, sex is both pleasurable and can help keep you from getting sick. That sure sounds like a win/win scenario if you ask me. When you’re sick, you sure don’t feel like getting mauled by your partner to have sex. So avoid getting sick and instead take advantage of this tip ahead of time by just doing it every day when you feel fantastic!

Better Sleep

Of course you already know that after men ejaculate it seems like they roll right over and take advantage of going to sleep quickly. This is because when men ejaculate, that good’ ol refractory period kicks in, making it nearly impossible for them to go for round two right away. The refractory period is a period immediately following stimulation during which a nerve or muscle is unresponsive to further stimulation. When men ejaculate they also release a hormone called prolactin which has been known to elevate during sleep patterns. Because this hormone is elevated during the point of ejaculation, it’s probably what makes them sleepy right after sex. But it turns out women also release this same prolactin hormone at the point of climax, making it easier for you to roll over for a good night’s rest as well.

Improves Fitness

Although going to the gym everyday might not be on the top of your to-do list, I think it’s safe to say we’d all like to live life a little healthier so we can theoretically live life a little longer. Having sex is a great way to burn some extra calories without even feeling like you’re working out! According to Men’s Health, men burn 100 calories during the average sex session while women burn about 69 calories. Per minute, men can burn 4.2% of calories while women can burn 3.1% of calories. This may not seem like a lot, but it’s an extra workout that is fun and beneficial to do! Next time, instead of going to the gym, stay home and have loads of sex instead to burn those calories!

Now that you know the benefits of having sex every day – to relieve all that stress you have, to help keep yourself from getting sick, to give yourself a better night’s sleep, and to improve your overall fitness – you’re ready to start applying this to your everyday life! When you’re just too tired after a day of work to do anything, remind yourself that not only will sex with your partner be pleasurable for you, it’s also good for your overall health. Have great sex every day, and enjoy the great night of sleep you have afterwards!

Stay slutty!