Bring Sexy Back

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Whoever decides these sorts of things has deemed February “heart health month,” so reminders abound for us to get our blood pressure checked, eat to lower cholesterol, ramp up our exercise routines and, yes, have more sex. That’s right. Sex is good for your health! Such great news. And, of course, heart health month coincides with Valentine’s Day and affairs of the heart—no coincidence there. When you feel healthy and beautiful, your libido rises to the occasion (so to speak), and when you don’t feel so great, having sex can be, well, a great natural solution. In fact, did you know that:

1.  Men who have sex twice a week cut their risk of heart attack in half?
2.  “I have a headache” no longer works as an excuse, because the “love” hormone oxytocin (which swells to several times its normal levels just before orgasm) also releases endorphins that can actually cure that headache!
3.  Making love beats counting sheep—that oxytocin hormone is also a natural sedative.

 

Get your mojo working
Create your own sensuality picnic basket, and put all those foods and beverages that turn you (and your honey) on. First in my basket: chocolate. Followed by strawberries, tangerines, or any super juicy fruit, anything fizzy (mineral water, champagne, healthful sodas—without all those crazy additives), and, hmmm, did I mention chocolate? My favorite bar of the month is Endangered Species Dark Chocolate With Raspberries. Don’t pack silverware—feed each other and relish the tastes, the sunlight, and being together. But do pack some tunes. Whether you’re a Justin Timberlake kind of girl or Marvin Gaye’s your crooner, sexy music is a great mood enhancer.

Take your vities
All kinds of studies point to the benefits of certain vitamins and supplements. Want to know which ones docs recommend? Click here—some of these are bound to surprise and delight you! Want to know more about healthy sex? Listen in to this podcast on libido-enhancing herbs—you’ll get all kinds of juicy information.