Sex and Laughter

Sex and Laughter……Jest for the Health of it

Sex and Laughter

Sex and laughter are two of life’s most pleasurable acts, so it should come to no surprise that they have health benefits that are quite similar.
Common benefits of sex and laughter:
1.    It feels good!
2.    Burns Calories.  10-15 minutes of hardy laughter can burn 10-40 calories, depending on a person’s body weight, which could result in 4.4 lbs lost in a year.  According to one study, partner sex doubles your results, burning approx 70 calories in 15 minutes.
3.    Decreases stress therefore reducing cortisol levels in the body.  Cortisol is needed to activate the flight of fight response, which increases heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose, decreases immunity, slows the GI tract and reduces blood to periphery.  Sustained stress causes high blood pressure, diabetes, poor circulation, makes one more susceptible to sickness and GI distress. By decreasing cortisol, laughter and sex can

A)  Decrease blood pressure

B) Boost immunity

C) Lower glucose levels

D) Regulate GI system

E) Results in relaxation
4.    Improves circulation. Both increase heart rate due to physical exertion.
5.    Increases dopamine and endorphins which produce a natural high and decreases pain perception.
6.    Promotes improved interpersonal relationships. Besides the feel good hormones making you more receptive to being amiable, eye contact and touching can stimulate oxytocin production which promotes bonding.
7.    Activates right side of brain to promote creativity and problem solving.
8.    Makes one look and feel younger.
9.    Orgasm and uncontrollable laughter light up the same areas of the brain as meditation.
10.    They put you in the present moment, which helps relieve worry and anxiety over past or future events.

Reasons to do both
1.    You receive great health benefits for free
2.    You can do alone, with a partner or with as many people as you chose
3.    You don’t have to speak the same language to engage in these activities.  Sex and Laughter are both universal.
4.    There are toys that help you with both


1.    Excessive laughter can lead to decreased erection
2.    Be safe.  Use protection as indicated

Thoughts to ponder:  Studies show that simulated laughter or orgasm leads to the real thing so      ….”Fake it til you make it!”

Double the benefits by smiling through sex.  Have fun!