Research from the University of the West of Scotland reveals that people who had intercourse at least once over two weeks were better able to manage stressful situations such as public speaking, says study author and psychology professor Stuart Brody, Ph. That's because endorphins and oxytocin are released during sex, and these feel-good hormones activate pleasure centers in the brain that create feelings of intimacy and relaxation and help stave off anxiety and depression, says WH advisor Laura Berman, Ph. You don't have to climax to net the effects, but you'll get the biggest surge of soothing hormones if you have an orgasm. Just one more reason to shoot for a stellar finish!
6 (Other) Great Things Sex Can Do For You
6 (Other) Great Things Sex Can Do For You | Live Science
With many of us leading hectic lives, intimate time with our partner can be few and far between. Daily stresses centred on work, family and limited free time means we often put sex on the back burner. Not only can sex help to improve our relationships, but science shows us that it can help to keep us healthy in both the emotional and physical sense too. Here are some of the health benefits that come from heading to the bedroom, besides putting a smile on your face:.
The Multiple Links Between Sex and Stress
Most people learn the basics behind sex when Mom, Dad or the sex-ed teacher sit them down for a talk about where babies come from. And sure, sex is about reproduction. But it also has a number of pleasant side effects that aren't quite as well-known. Here are six things safe sex can do for you. Sex may sometimes cause, ahem, performance anxiety, but fortunately there's a cure: Sex!
One of the best ways to help your girlfriend to feel more relaxed about sex may be to stop having it for a while. My girlfriend is self-conscious during sex. She seems unable to fully let go and really enjoy herself. There are a million and one reasons why your girlfriend might be finding it difficult to relax during sex.