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Cuffing Season – has had a bad wrap, but successfully played cuffing season can benefit your health in some very interesting ways.

According to the Urban Dictionary, Cuffing Season is defined as “the Fall and Winter months, when people who would normally rather be completely unattached find themselves along with the rest of the world desiring to be “cuffed” or tied down by a serious relationship.”

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Cuffing during the chillier seasons is more probable because the cold weather and prolonged indoor activity heighten the desire to lock down a cuddle buddy. Cuffing Season has gotten a bad wrap over the years. If not careful, emotionally unaware individuals can find themselves lulled into a false sense of intimacy that can lead to them getting hurt once the seasons change along with their partner’s options. However, if done correctly, a successfully played Cuffing Season can also benefit your health in some very interesting ways. Check them out!

It Strengthens The Immune System

It has been found that regular affection can help alleviate most common ailments. In fact, researchers say that hugs might actually be a cure for the common cold. A 2014 study conducted by the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon showed that people who were hugged more on a daily basis demonstrated less-severe illness signs, as opposed to those who weren’t as frequently cuddled.

2. It Stabilizes Your Blood Pressure Levels 

It’s a well-known fact that cuddles make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, but they’re also good for the heart. According to a 2004 study published in the Biology Psychology Journal, findings showed that women who got regular cuddles demonstrated lower stress levels and had lower blood pressure. It makes total sense if you think about it, right?

3. It Can Build Intimacy

Although it goes without saying that a big part of Cuffing Season consists of “no-strings-attached” sex, it can also include some other relationship-adjacent aspects as well. Regular quality time outside the sack can lead to genuine intellectual stimulation and a connection that goes beyond the physical.

4. It Can Boost Your Libido 

You may not belive it but the best antidote for a waning libido is to have sex! Having sex actually boosts desire. And if pain and vaginal dryness make it challenging for some women to have sex, sexual activity can help combat these problems, too. Sex boosts vaginal lubrication, blood flow to the vagina, and elasticity of the tissues, all of which make for better, more pleasurable sex and heightened libido.

5. It Can Improve Women’s Bladder Control

Urinary incontinence is a real issue that can affect up to 30% of US women. Having regular orgasms puts a woman’s pelvic floor muscles to work, and can lead to more strength in the area. Orgasms activate the same muscles that women use when doing Kegel exercises regularly. Having stronger pelvic muscles means there’s less risk of accidents and urine leaks.

6. It Can Lower Heart Attack Risks

Concerned about heart health? Have more sex. Sexual activity helps keep levels of hormones, like estrogen and testosterone, in check. When experiencing hormonal imbalances, conditions like heart disease and osteoporosis may develop. It has been found that when protecting heart health by having sex, more is better. One study in men showed that those who had sex at least 2 times a week were 50% less likely to die of heart disease than their less sexually active peers.

As long as you keep your eye on the prize and out of the clouds, Cuffing Season can be extremely beneficial. So get out there and get to cuffing!