If eating takeout on your couch while binge-watching Game of Thrones night after night sounds mildly terrible, that's because it is. Monotony isn’t very good for us, especially when it comes to our sex lives: repeating a daily routine for too long can translate to boredom or flat-out misery in the bedroom.
That’s why we need to spice things up and break out of our routine when sex gets dull. But why not kill two birds with one stone and go on vacation? According to a new study by Expedia, traveling helps us have more sex, feel younger and more confident, and even lose weight (which seems counterintuitive, but OK!) It not only do vacations give a little kick to your bored, flaccid penis, but they brightens up your life in every way imaginable. If that’s not reason enough to book a vacation right now, I don’t know what is.
The study, which surveyed over 31 million people who had traveled in the past year, found that 81% of participants said they felt better after going on vacation. Some 46% said they felt more relaxed, 42% felt happier, and 35% reported being less stressed. Most importantly, 6% of respondents said they had higher sex drives after their trip, hopefully from to all that wonderful stress reduction rather than some exotic herbal Viagra they picked up from a street vendor.
Psychologist Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, who contributed to the study, says that the deviation from your daily routine is one of the most arousing benefits of a luxurious getaway. “You're free to do as much or as little as you like, which in turn makes you feel more relaxed,” Papadopoulos says. “This can help reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. As stress and anxiety decreases, mood increases—bringing many, often unexpected, positive benefits in how we perceive ourselves, motivation and productivity, and our general outlook on life.” Less stress, less sex.
Convinced? Great! Some of the sexiest destinations we recommend you visit are:
· Negril, Jamaica - for beautiful (nude) beaches and possibly some aphrodisiac weed.
· Amsterdam, Netherlands – for obvious reasons. *cough Red Light District cough*
· Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – because duh, it’s only the sexiest tropical paradise in the world.