When you're having sex, you want an orgasm because, hello, it feels amazing. But that intimate moment does more for you than make you feel good — it's good for you. Yep, there are serious benefits to having an orgasm.
Sex is already considered a great form of exercise and can improve your health. With all of those feel-good endorphins, NBC News reports that having sex with your partner can actually ease anger and lower your stress levels. And your favorite activity? Well you can count it as your cardio for the day. Some time between the sheets can burn between 85 and 250 calories depending on how long you and your partner can go, according to Women's Health. Plus, think of all those muscles you're working in your thighs, your core, and your butt. And all of these benefits? They don't even require an orgasm, just the actual act of sex.
But now you have 11 reasons to really work towards an orgasm in the sheets other than your own pleasure. If you're having trouble getting to an orgasm, you might need to try a new position that amplifies your chances of cumming, or simply try out a few tips to make your orgasms better. But no matter how you get there, these TK benefits from orgasms are sure to motivate you, and your partner, to make you cum with every date in the sheets.