Why Science Says You Should Opt For Morning Sex Over Morning Coffee

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Whilst hauling yourself out of bed to brew a steaming hot cup of espresso is a sure-fire way to wake you up in the morning, there is actually a more pleasurable alternative that involves hitting that snooze button and staying in bed.

Sex. That’s right, a quick frisk in the sheets with bae is scientifically a better way to start off your day than a strong cappuccino. 

It’s a fact.

Healthline, an online source for health-related information, found several scientifically-backed reasons why morning sex is a healthier substitute to caffeine, here are just a few.

Although coffee provides a jolt of energy to get the day started, it carries more disadvantages than you think:

Caffeinated coffee drives anxiety levels up, has a crashing period, reduces sleep quality, raises blood pressure, causes indigestion, provokes headaches or migraines, increases stress levels and results in dehydration of the body.

Sex, however has plenty of health benefits that trump drinking coffee in the morning.

During sex, the feel-good chemical, oxytocin is released which assists in reducing stress and boosting your mood.

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Ready to slay the day.

Starting the day off happy will not only allow you to embrace the day fully but will heighten your productivity levels, so you can speedily whiz through that never-ending to-do list.

One of the more surprising health benefits of having sex at sunrise is that it can actually improve your immune system.

A study about the immunity of women conducted in 2015, discovered that the more often someone has sex the significantly higher their levels of immunoglobulin A (igA) are.

This means that there is a higher production of protective antibodies that act as a first line of defence against illness.

So, if you’ve ever wondered why your colleagues never take sick days, it’s probably because they are going at it like rabbits at home.

Exercising first thing in the morning, and yes sex counts as a workout, will increase your appetite, forcing you to have a wholesome feed for brekkie.

This is super important because as we all know, breakfast Is the most important meal of the day.

A morning orgasm can provide just as much energy as a shot of espresso without the crash and burn. 

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The best way to wake up on the right side of bed.

After an orgasmic release, endorphins will travel straight to your brain leaving you alert and energetic for the rest of the day.

On top of this, according to Bustle, “early-morning orgasms release chemicals that raise the levels of oestrogen, which makes your skin look healthier and your hair look shinier.” 

And who says you have to have a partner to orgasm? Let that morning coffee go cold while you’re getting hot and heavy beneath the sheets.

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Anisha Rapthi

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Anisha's perfect Friday night consists of playing boardgames and sharing a laugh with her nearest and dearest while devouring some Messina ice-cream. She is passionate about learning from empowering women and can usually be found listening to podcasts, watching videos or reading articles, obsessing over whoever the latest ally is. Like most millennials, her favourite way to wind-down is to grab a yummy snack and binge-watch her favourite Netflix series.

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