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Sex with Dr. Jess


February 4, 2009

Sex — How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Sex — How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

  1. Here are just a few of the reasons sex is so important to me:
  2. It’s fun and pleasurable.
  3. It can strengthen the body’s immune system.
  4. We organize many of our relationships around sex.
  5. Sex can relieve aches and pain through the release of oxytocin and endorphins.
  6. It’s a great way to develop and enhance intimacy.
  7. It’s a beautiful form of self-expression.
  8. Sex can improve cardiovascular health.
  9. It is an excellent way to reduce stress and anxiety levels.
  10. We can get creative with sex; it can be enjoyed alone, with a partner, in groups, with toys, with food, with technology, etc..
  11. It is great exercise and burns calories — stay tuned for my two-week sex diet!
  12. Sex is an exciting way to learn about partners and improve communication skills.
  13. It allows us to practice both giving freely and receiving fully.
  14. It allows us to safely and intimately experience a variety of roles: aggressor, pursuer, pursued, outlaw, nurse, doctor, pirate, clown, delivery boy, student, devil, angel, virgin, dominatrix, celebrity, damsel in distress, superhero, cowboy/girl, sex worker, billionaire, etc..
  15. Sex can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and improve bladder control.
  16. Healthy sex can help develop self-esteem and a positive outlook.
  17. Sex may reduce fatigue and increase energy levels.
  18. Frequent ejaculations can improve prostate health and reduce the likelihood of prostate cancer.
  19. Hormones released during sex can promote restful sleep.
  20. As one of my colleagues notes: sex is the life force.
  21. It feels so nice.

So go ahead and enjoy safer sex. It’s good for you in so many ways!