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The Afterburn Is Powerful

Your body produces mood-lifting endorphins during sex, and that happiness can also make you more confident, says Fulbright. The more you believe in yourself and your abilities, the easier it is for you to tackle a tough routine like CrossFit or a HIIT session.

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You May Work Out for Longer

Having an orgasm turns on the area of the brain that dulls pain for up to 24 hours, found research from Rutgers University. Increased pain tolerance may help you pick up heavier dumbbells than usual or log an extra couple of miles on the treadmill. (Here's How to Orgasm Every Time, According to Science so you can get that boost.)

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Consider It Your Warm-Up

Sex revs your heart rate, increasing blood flow to your muscles and joints, which primes them for movement, says Yvonne Fulbright, Ph.D., the author of The Better Sex Guide to Extraordinary Lovemaking. This greater flexibility gives you a full range of motion when you exercise, so your form will be stronger and you'll get better results from your reps. (Psst... Want hotter sex and a higher libido? The answer is in the type of workout you're doing.)

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Good Sex, Great Workout

Pounding heart, hot skin, mental thrill...the two activities have more in common than you might think, and according to new research, they can benefit each other in surprising ways. Here's how satisfying sex helps you get stronger, fitter, and happier. (Up Next: The Better Sex Workout)

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This Woman Stood Up For Herself After Instagram Deleted Her Transformation Photo

Losing 115 pounds is no easy feat, which is why Morgan Bartley was proud to share her incredible progress on social media. Unfortunately, instead of celebrating her success, Instagram deleted the 19-year-old's before-and-after weight loss photo for no apparent reason.

FWIW, Instagram's community guidelines don't tolerate "close-ups of fully-nude buttocks," "content that contains credible threats or hate speech," and "serious threats of harm to public and personal safety"—but Morgan's post doesn't violate any of these rules. Take a look for yourself.