You already know that sex is fun, feels great, and is free … most of the time, anyway. So you probably don’t need a whole lot more motivation to have as much of it as you possibly can. But here are two more perks: Having more sex can be a boon to your health, and it can make you look up to seven years younger.
Research compiled by Dr. David Weeks, former head of old-age psychology at the Royal Edinburg Hospital in the UK, found that people who had sex an average of three times per week had younger-looking, more elastic skin courtesy of human growth hormone (HGH) that gets released while you bump and grind. This news paired with other benefits that sex offers, like a circulation boost and an endorphin release that can act as a sleep aid, anxiety deterrent, and a natural painkiller, confirms what we’ve known or suspected since we got our first boner: Sex is the best thing ever.