10 Reasons Quickie Sex Is Totally Underrated 

Quickies are one of the greatest things on earth. You get in, get out, and, ideally, both people climax. Sure, slow and steady can win the race, but when you’re short on time, a quickie is exactly what you need. What we all need, to be exact.

  1. They’re fun AF. Although sex in general is fun, quickies are extra fun because you never know when one is going to happen. You could be sitting at the dinner table with your partner and the mood strikes, and there you are going at it on the dining room table. Which brings us to…
  2. They can be done anywhere. Anywhere. This isn’t even an exaggeration. Think of a place, any place in the world, and you can have a quickie there. Granted, I would steer clear of public places where you might scar innocent children, like a park in the middle of the day, for example. But you get my point.
  3. They can boost productivity. You know what a midday quickie can bring to your life? Productivity. You could have been dragging your butt all day at work, but then a quickie can turn all that right around. While sex tends to make men sleepy, it has the opposite effect on women. So, after your quickie, you can stride-of-pride-it on into your office and take your clients, coworkers, and boss by storm.
  4. They can make you more creative. In the same realm of boosting productivity, quickies have the same effect on your creativity. Not only does it require creativity to have a quickie in a perfect quickie spot, but afterward, you walk away feeling like you could paint like Picasso and write like Mary Karr.
  5. They have a fun taboo factor. Sex that can be done anywhere will always have a taboo factor associated with it. You feel like you’re doing something naughty and getting away with that naughty thing. It’s mentally intoxicating on top of being physically intoxicating.
  6. They’re awesome for your health. Sex is great for your health. People who have sex on the reg, have stronger immune systems, less depression, less stress, less risk of heart disease, and lots of sex can stave off certain types of cancer, too. So if you have one of those super busy lives where making time for a two-hour-long sex session that involves candles and lots of foreplay is near-impossible, a quickie is exactly what you need, as often as possible, to keep your health on the up and up.
  7. They put your agility to the test. Being agile is really important! Especially as we get older. So while you may be years away from being “old,” per se, it’s important to keep your agility and motor skills moving as lickety-split as possible. Regular quickies will help you do just that.
  8. They’ve been proven to increase relationship satisfaction. A 2015 study found that people who have sex even when they’re not exactly in the mood for it have better relationship satisfaction than those who don’t. While the study in no way suggests that you should be putting out when you really don’t want to, if your libido is on the low side and your partner wants some action and you’re feeling indifferent to it, having a quickie is actually a good thing and your relationship will benefit because of it.
  9. They’ll make you look and feel younger. While we already know that sex makes us feel younger, as all that oxytocin gets pumping through our bodies and we suddenly feel 18 again, a 2013 study found that couples who have sex three times a week or more look 10 years younger than their actual age. No joke! So if your work schedule only allows for one extended romp a week, introducing quickies to your sex life is exactly what your youthful looks need. I mean, if you can get in a couple quickies a day every day of the week, you just might look like you’re 22 when you’re actually 68. Maybe. There hasn’t been a study done on that one yet.
  10. They’ll help you live longer. So. Much. Longer. Sex is the fruit of life! It doesn’t just make us look and feel good, keep our health in check, and take our creativity and productivity to whole other level of awesome, but it helps us live longer. Sex is the gift that keeps giving, making quickies the gift that keeps giving, too. So the next time one of your know-it-all friends talks crap about quickies, pull out this list (as I suspect you’ll be printing it ASAP and keeping it on you forever and ever), and show them the facts. Quickies are totally underrated and now you don’t just know why but have the proof too. Do yourself a favor and have yourself a quickie before the day is over. Your body and mind will thank the hell out of you.
Amanda Chatel is a sexual health, mental health, and wellness journalist with more than a decade of experience. Her work has been featured in Shape, Glamour, SELF, Harper's Bazaar, The Atlantic, Forbes, Elle, Mic, Men's Health and Bustle, where she was a lifestyle writer for seven years. In 2019, The League included Amanda in their "15 Inspirational Feminists Every Single Person Should Follow on Twitter" list.

Amanda has a bachelor's degree in English and master's degree in Creative Writing from the University of New Hampshire. She divides her time between NYC, Paris, and Barcelona.

You can follow her on Instagram @la_chatel or on Twitter @angrychatel.