Ahhh vacation. There’s nothing quite like kicking back on a beach, feeling just a little tanned and infinitely better in your own sun-soaked, sand-exfoliated skin. Or dinning on the cobblestone streets of some European town with a latte and not a care in the world. Or how about the rush of repelling down a mountain, zip-lining through a tropical forest, or visiting long-forgotten temples that have only recently been resurrected from volcanic ash?
No matter what kind of vacation you actually take, it’s safe to agree that most of our inhibitions — at least when it comes to the bedroom — seem to disappear when we’re on one. And now a new study confirms what most of us already knew — that travelling is actually really good for your sex drive.
Okay, so the study may be a little biased, given that Expedia (which obviously wants you to book a trip already!) conducted it. We’re still taking the information presented and going with it though.
You see, according to the travel website, more than one million respondents to their survey claimed that travelling increased their libidos. The theory is that with the stress hormone cortisol reduced, people feel better — about themselves, their partners and their overall outlook on life.
As if more sex wasn’t enough of a reason to book off your vacation time already, the survey also polled people on whether or not travel helped them to lose weight. Turns out, getting into a new travel routine actually encouraged people to eat healthier or become more active, resulting in a few shed pounds.
Sounds like a double bonus to us.
So there you have it. Travel = sex + weight loss. Now that’s a formula we can get behind.