Sure, most sex is pretty great. But there’s something about it being the first thing you do all day that makes doing the deed that much better. No, really, hear me out.You were going to shower anyway, right? Well, now you actually have something worth washing off. Plus, starting your day off with a big bowl of Os (if you know what I mean) can give your productivity a boost during the day. In fact, according to a recent survey, more than 45 percent of women who dabble in a.m. romps support that claim.
Still skeptical? Scroll down for every single benefit—straight from experts—that morning sex has to offer. And, as an added bonus, the pros also share their best tips to make your early lay even hotter. So start off with a new kind of greeting: “Good morning sex!”—and see how much better your day goes…here’s why.
- You’re already in bed.
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Talk about minimal effort.
Simply roll over and tell your partner what you want to do to them to get them going, says Emily Morse, PhD, doctor of human sexuality and host of the Sex With Emily podcast. They’ll be less inclined to turn you down since they’re already in a prime location for getting it on. All you’ll have left to do at that point is slip out of your pajamas…unless you sleep naked, then you really have no excuse.
- Morning sex is an instant mood booster…
You know that rush that comes on when you’re doing something active? Getting up and moving feels taxing on the body for second, and then, all of sudden, you’re totally blissed out. You can thank endorphins, pain-killing hormones released during sex (and exercise), for that. After you climax, those endorphins create a feel-good mood that will stick with you long after your last morning moan. Take that, Monday.
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- …And natural painkiller.
Chronic migraine sufferer? (So sorry.) Those endorphins released during orgasm also help dull pain, say, from cramps or headaches, that might come on later in the day. Consider it nature’s ibuprofen.
- Morning sex can strengthen your relationship.
The same way a morning romp in the sheets will have you feeling giddy all day long, it can also reinforce your relationship, says Morse. “During sex of any kind, you release oxytocin, the cuddle chemical,” says Morse. It’s a hormone that fosters a sense of love and attachment, “meaning when you have morning sex specifically, you’ll feel more connected to your partner all day afterward,” she adds.
As you daydream about what went down this morning, you might even get the urge to send your partner a text that says, “I can’t stop thinking about you and what you did with your tongue this morning.” And if you ride that good feeling long enough, those texts might just turn into foreplay for round two tonight.
- Morning sex helps combat stress.
The Best Sex For Stress
Nothing makes you want to hide under the covers quite like your to-do list flooding your brain the moment you wake up. Ugh.This is where the many upsides of oxytocin come in handy again. The bonding chemical is also responsible for showing stress the door. So, before you can even start worrying about your midyear evaluation at work, let an oxytocin-filled orgasm do it’s thing and mellow you TF out.
- You can bare it all in the morning light.
Who said ambiance meant a dark candlelit room? Seeing every single part of your partner’s body and, likewise, baring it all for them to take in (and pleasure) in the morning light is just as sensual, if not more so, says Morse. There’s just something about being fully exposed and with nothing to hide that brings partners closer together, she adds.