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5 Surprising Benefits of Intimacy

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Intimacy is a crucial aspect of human relationships, no matter what country, creed, religion, or race you belong to. It’s an action that bonds individuals by allowing a closeness that not many feel outside of it. Not only does it give the participants the ability to show how much they care about one another, but it also has several surprising health benefits as well.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

While it seems like this may be a no-brainer, being intimate with your partner does more than give you a boost in your cardiovascular health. Giving your heart the optimum workout while sharing those special moments with your special someone helps to boost your heart’s endurance. The heart is a muscle that needs to be worked out thoroughly in order to remain healthy. For those who enjoy the challenge of getting a decent workout with your significant other while still remembering to breathe and share exquisite moments of their lives with them, creating an intimate moment is the way to go.

Engaging in intimate acts also helps to drop your blood pressure. Studies have shown, for those who engage in regular intimate activities, the ability to handle several different stressors that contribute to an overbearing blood pressure level showed greater promise than those who only engaged occasionally or not at all.

Kick-Starts Immunity

Yes, intimacy can create a bond between people and potentially protect the cardiovascular system. However, it can do a lot more than that. Intimate moments can also send your body’s production of Immunoglobin A (IgA) into overdrive. IgA is a bacteria-fighting, infection-killing, cold-preventing antibody that resides within each and every one of us. While some studies still remain unclear as to how this antibody is sent into higher production during intimacy, the proof is still deep within the pudding.

Increases the Happy

Surprise, surprise! Intimate moments can create serious spikes in the Oxytocin levels in your brain. With this quick jolt and huge spike, those who engage in intimate activities have the ability to endure extra pain do to the release of this chemical. They can also sleep better, feeling more satisfied after sleeping for a few hours after engaging.

Oxytocin is a chemical that’s released after eating copious amounts of chocolate, petting a puppy, or being intimate. It’s the chemical in our brains that makes us feel and sense that everything, everywhere, is going to be perfectly fine and that we have nothing to worry about. This chemical is a much-coveted one by those with insomnia or certain anxieties. If you suffer from either of these ailments, perhaps it’s time to boost your intimacy levels with your partner.

Gives Youthfulness

Because the act of being intimate with your partner releases the male and female hormones that make us male or female, it can have a severe impact on the aging process. By releasing these chemicals into the body, individuals have had the ability to put a stop to the increasing amount of wrinkles, have softer skin, brighter eyes, and a less haggard appearance.

Strengthens Pelvic Floor Muscles

For the ladies who wish to have more intimate moments with their significant other, here’s another case you can argue. By creating an intimate moment, women can flex their Kegel muscles. By flexing the Kegel muscles, they can make the experience that much more pleasurable while also making it strengthening their ability to have superior control over things such as the bladder. Having stronger Kegels allows individuals to also control the different activities that are being tried during intimate moments while making the whole experience as a whole more enjoyable for all parties involved.

Issues with Intimacy

While intimate activities grant many people both pleasure and benefits, there are still roadblocks and hurdles that need to be overcome by several other people in order for them to enjoy the same benefits. Some individuals face the inability to physically perform. Don’t fret, there are ways around this issue. You can go to your doctor and have a chat about it. Bear in mind that they may prescribe some type of medication, although you’ll have a range of options if you ask. Avanafil clinical trials, for instance,  have shown serious promise in treating prostatectomy patients’ erectile dysfunction issues.

Another main issue is lack of drive. Some people feel as though they have no drive, or that their libido needs a quick boost. It’s not as hard as a lot of people may think. Often, the libido is simply responding to a dietary issue or to the stressors of every day life. It you were to tweak your diet by eating libido-increasing foods and find a way to put the kibosh on stressors, you can turn that negative around.

With these issues clear out of the way, there’s not telling what other benefits being intimate can provide for both you and your partner!

 

Author Bio: Samantha Ducati is a loving wife and a mother of 2. She loves reading and writing so much that during her free time she writes about anything and  believes that a pen is mightier than a sword.

2 Days Off Marriage?

Could your marriage use two days off?

The question came to mind after watching Sex and the City 2 for the hundredth time. Have you seen the movie? If you haven’t, here’s the scenario.

No Sparkle

Carrie and Big have been married only two years yet the old married couple feeling has set in. The sparkle is gone. Big has turned into TV & Take Out guy while Carrie still wants to dine out and paint the town red. According to Carrie, the TV watching and ordering in is too Mr. and Mrs. Married. In one conversation, Carrie says to Big, its just going to be you and me for the rest of our lives. We are going to have to work on the sparkle for the rest of our lives.

Me and You – Just Us Two

The conversation deepened on their anniversary. Carrie gave Big a very nice vintage watch engraved with a sentimental message that said, “Me and you, just us two” and he gave her a flat screen TV. I LOL when I saw that scene because it reminded me of my mother who used to say, I can’t wear the house on my back which meant, give her gifts for her; a scarf, a piece of jewelry not a toaster. She is not the house.

Lying In Bed – Not Talking

Carrie didn’t like the TV. She said to Big, a piece of jewelry would’ve been nice. He envisioned them lying in bed at night watching old black and white movies then falling asleep. Carrie wanted nothing to do with that. She said, I don’t want to be one of those married couples lying in bed and not talking. That is not the relationship I signed up for.

No TV

The next day, Carrie went to her old apartment to finish up an article for Vogue magazine. She decided to stay there for two days to bang it out. She needed to lock herself away and not think about anything but writing. At the end of day two, Big surprised her and picked her up for dinner just like old times. The evening was magical and ended with a night of no TV. Use your imagination…

I Miss You

Two days apart gave them a chance to miss each other and reignite the sparkle. Big liked the idea so much that he wanted two days off as well; to lie around, watch TV and do all the things that bug Carrie. Carrie didn’t like his idea. She said, I don’t need two days off every week. Marriage doesn’t work like that. Big says, I thought we’re supposed to be making up our own rules. We’re adults, with no children. We have the luxury to design our life.

2 Days Off?

She discussed it with her girls and Charlotte said,

two days off? You make marriage sound like a job. Marriage is two people night after night sleeping in the same bed. Doesn’t it hurt your feelings that he would want time off?

So here’s my question to all the married people in the room…How does marriage work? Would it hurt your feelings if your spouse wanted two days off? Could your marriage benefit from two days off? Does marriage work like that? Does “sparkle” matter or is that just something in the movies? Tell me…I’m unmarried.

Do Separate Bedrooms Make or Break Intimacy?

It’s not all that uncommon, especially with older generations. There are some couples who swear that sleeping in separate bedrooms has kept them married for years and years. And sources say the trend is on the rise again. According to Huffington Post, separate bedrooms can steam up a marriage. Sort of playing on the “absence makes the heart grow fonder” saying, couples insist that having separate bedrooms and/or bathrooms keeps the spice in your life, indicating that being a little more reserved about your nudity and other strange habits we discover about our spouse when we move in together more of a secret.

Can you remember the time you saw your husband shaving naked? Have you tried to forget that day you discovered your wife poops too? Would you go to the extreme of being a little more conservative with your openness? I took to the social sphere to find out what others thought:

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I asked hubby what he thought and he said:

I think I watched my grandparents sleep in separate bedrooms for 20 years and I never understood it.

Sound off! What do you think about separate bedrooms? Does it set the flames or put them out?