We know it leaves your body feeling good, but did you know the extent of what good sex does for your mind?
With pressures surrounding us on a daily basis, it’s no secret that stress takes its toll on our physical, mental, and emotional health.
The good news is - sex is here to help.
Sex triggers oxytocin (“the love hormone”) in the body, acting as a natural sedative. And who can forget about endorphins: natural mood boosters.
Give and Take
One study showed that an elevated mood resulted in more physical affection and sexual activity with partners the following day. In other words, sex relieves stress and reduced levels of stress can lead to increased urges for sex. It’s an ongoing sexy cycle here, folks.
Apart from the physical benefits, the intimacy involved with sex highlights a spiritual and emotional connection with your partner which can be highly therapeutic.
“It [sex] is simultaneously one of the most powerful experiences we can have yet it is entwined with pure vulnerability. The interplay between these two energies can be quite erotic.”
Here are some other great resources on how to relieve stress release via Sex, aside from your go-to Kama Sutra blog tips.
No, you can't stay young forever. At least not yet.
But that is definitely not a bad thing since - according to several scientific sources - your drive and sex life are predicted to get better as you get older.