Amanda Pendolino
June 07, 2013

Cosmo Editor Says Sex Is the Key to Managing Your Life

Trying to balance a hectic life? Have more sex.

That’s the advice from Joanna Coles, a former editor of Marie Claire who recently moved over to Cosmo.

“I [can’t] tell you, since going to Cosmo, how many people now talk to me about their sex lives,” she said at a women’s conference titled “The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power.” Joanna’s advice came up in a discussion about how to manage a frenetic life.

“Most everybody I talk to would like to have more sex, or better sex,” Joanna continued. “We know from the simple point of releasing oxytocin, you enjoy life more if you have a good sex life. You have to make time to do that, crazy as it sounds.”

Sounds like Joanna is fitting in well at the sex-focused Cosmo. She also admitted to being an extrovert on a panel of introverts.

Still, Joanna may be on to something. Sex has been found to have a number of positive effects: it increases immunity, reduces stress, relieves pain, increases blood circulation, makes you sleep better and increases your levels of estrogen, which protects against heart disease.

Meanwhile, another study found the more sex people have, the happier they are. If they think they’re having more sex than people in their peer group are having — even if they don’t know the REAL amount of sex being had — their happiness goes up even more.

In conclusion, if you want to be healthy, happy and successful, have a bunch of sex — and make sure your friends and co-workers get less than you do!