All about the many ways sex does a body good
BRIANNE HOGAN, March 14, 2019, hellogiggles.com
Sex makes us happy
Dopamine, adrenaline, serotonin, and oxytocin – the “feel-good” chemicals – are released in the brain while having sex, and specifically when an orgasm is achieved.
It lowers blood pressure
In a study, men and women who recently had intercourse responded better and had lower blood pressure when put into stressful situations.
It’s a natural pain reliever
Neurochemicals released during sex have been shown to combat headaches and reduce lower back pain.
It can help to cure the common cold
Sexual intercourse has been linked with decreased risk of the common cold or flu. A study found that those who had sex one to two times per week had higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that can fight off infection.
It makes you smarter
A study found that sexually active rodents experienced an increase in neurons in the hippocampus—a part of the brain that stores memories—compared to their virginal rat buddies (the same study found regular sexual experience also reduced anxiety-like behavior).
Additionally, researchers found that sex helps us focus on the present and on concrete details, which enhances analytical thinking.
It reduces stress
Exercise is a well-known stress reliever, and sex, a combination of exercise and pleasure, offers a powerful punch of stress relief.”
It improves your complexion
Put away your face masks and bronzer, ladies; sex helps you achieve clearer skin.
It improves sleep
There’s a good reason why you feel sleepy after a roll in the hay. The “happy chemicals” released during an orgasm—dopamine, adrenaline, serotonin, and oxytocin—help to induce restful, lasting sleep.
It leads to more sex
And probably the best news of all: sex leads to more sex — there is something to be said for momentum … Read more.
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