Lower blood pressure, decreased stress, and a boosted immune system – it’s hard to beat the health benefits of sex. Like most things that are good for your health, science says that intimacy in the morning can help you start the day off right. Just like a healthy breakfast or a refreshing morning jog, the health benefits of morning sex mean this might be worth adding to your morning routine.

Some men find it easier to perform in the morning hours

For most men, testosterone levels peak in the mornings. The pituitary gland, which controls the production of the male sex hormone in the brain, gets switched on while men sleep. This newly produced testosterone can put men “in the mood” from the minute they wake up. The refreshing feeling of a good night’s sleep and possible “morning wood” doesn’t hurt, either! Men who struggle in the bedroom during the evening may find they have better luck at this time of day.

Women also produce a bit of testosterone overnight, though not nearly as much. While they are statistically less likely to be interested in sex in the morning, women who choose to do so can experience multiple benefits throughout the day. Why? Just read on.

Morning sex can release feel-good hormones to kick off your day.

The endorphins released by intimate activity can help lessen physical pain, improve mood, and release stress. As if these benefits of morning sex weren’t enough, women also get an extra kick of estrogen when they are gettin’ busy on the regular. This can improve the look and feel of skin while protecting from things like heart disease and osteoporosis. Better mood, better skin, better heart health – not a bad way to start your day!

It will keep you feeling connected with your partner

The chemicals released during sex can also help couples feel closer to one another, thanks to a little thing called oxytocin. Oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone,” can help strengthen the bond between two people. In fact, a recent study showed that heterosexual men in monogamous relationships were more likely to keep their distance from women who weren’t their partners after receiving a dose of the hormone.

Solidifying a relationship’s bond before leaving for the day’s activities is a great idea for couples looking to strengthen their relationship. For those who cannot have sex in the morning, touching or cuddling can also help achieve this closeness.

What to do if morning sex just isn’t working

It’s great to recognize the benefits of morning sex, but it’s not so simple for many Canadian couples. Erectile dysfunction affects close to half the men over 50 across the country. This leave many struggling with intimacy in their relationships.

FullMast men’s health clinics were created to provide real options to men dealing with ED. From innovative treatments like SONICWAVE™ to carefully created multimodal plans, we are committed to helping men improve their sexual health.

If you would like a free consultation with an accredited doctor specializing in erectile dysfunction in Vancouver or Toronto, call 1-844-500-1177 or book your confidential appointment online today.

Written by Shauna Vert