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Why scheduling a sex night is important for any couple

Sarah Kelsey is a lifestyle writer, editor and spokesperson based in Toronto. She was the editor of AOL/The Huffington Post Canada’s StyleList, Style and Living sites. Today, she's a freelancer writing for some of North America’s top pub...

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You schedule your workouts, business meetings and even nights out with friends, so why not schedule sex? As an important part of the relationship you share with your partner, it's an absolute must. Scheduling sex is important for any relationship to be successful. Here are a few reasons why it is important to schedule sex for any couple.

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Sex improves health

Not only has sex been shown to decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels, new research suggests having an orgasm can also decrease the amount of cortisol [the stress hormone] your body produces. Fooling around also burns a decent amount of calories. Get busy for 30 minutes and you're looking at 84 calories burned for the average person. Not a bad thing!

Sex improves intimacy

With our busy schedules, it can be difficult to remember to do the little things that keep a marriage or partnership feeling fresh. By having regular sex, research shows those so-called little things will come more naturally. That's largely because having an orgasm increases the levels of oxytocin in the body -- the love hormone. The hormone subconsiously works to encourage you to enhance the bond you share with your partner. It also eggs you on to trust your partner more -- meaning you may share more intimate and deep conversations or details with him or her [and vice versa].

Sex is fun

Real-life sex never looks as good as it does in the movies! Real-life sec is rarely as hot or heated, it's never well-choreographed and people usually make a mistake or two when trying to get into position. But that's kind of the best part about getting intimate with your partner since it gives you a chance to laugh at the little things when you're most vulnerable [are you ever more vulnerable than when you're completely naked in a bed?].

Learning to laugh about such things in the sack, can encourage you and your partner to be less serious in general. Laughing can also diffuse any tension that may exist between the two of you.

Sex helps you re-prioritize

Because having a healthy sex life enhances your general health, well-being and the bond you share with your partner, it can also help you to put your life into perspective. Why is it that you have to schedule sex? Are you working too much? Worrying about the house cleaning? Running around with the kids? Once you figure out the answers to those questions, you can readjust your priorities so you have more time for the things that really matter to you which should includes some alone time with your partner!

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