Let’s be honest, sex is one of the most satisfying, intimate experiences you can have with someone else. And recent research has given us yet another incredible reason to enjoy it. Everyone knows that sex can improve your physical health. However, did you know sex can be extremely beneficial to your mental and emotional health? Check out the ways sex can improve your inner self.
Lowers Stress – From our social, work and family lives, life is filled with stress, and sadly, no one is immune to it. While you can’t stop it, there are ways to lessen its effects. Sex stimulates the production of happy hormones – endorphins and oxytocin – which reduce your cortisol levels and lower your blood pressure. Research has also shown that sex can reduce future stress responses. So the next time you feel overwhelmed, some intimate time may be in order.
Increases Self-Esteem – Various studies have positively linked sex and intimacy to self-esteem. The theory is: as sex is a healthy part of socio-emotional functioning, your self-worth and identity are directly connected to whether we are engaging in intimate moments on a regular basis. These feelings go beyond base physical need – there’s a lot of societal pressure regarding whether or not you are sexually active.
Fights Off Depression – The hormones released during sex do more than reduce stress. Compounds such as dopamine and oxytocin promote positive feelings and general relaxation. Add this to the emotional closeness and bonding which takes place during sex, and you have the optimum depression fighter. If you are depressed, ensure you seek professional help. Sex is great, but it’s no substitute for a holistic approach for your overall health. Unfortunately, even a mind-blowing night of sex will not erase a depression diagnosis.
Helps Boost Intimacy – While sex and intimacy are not interchangeable terms, sex can be a useful tool to help build intimacy. When oxytocin is released, it creates feelings of connectedness and trust between people. The chief benefit of this is that generally speaking, the greater the intimacy, the better the sex. Of course, sex is not the only path to intimacy – however it certainly is a fun way to cultivate it!
If you are not in a committed relationship, regular sex can be difficult to achieve. There are many reasons for this. You may be too busy or just not ready to commit to something that serious right now.
Whatever your situation, Dirty Playbook is here to help you experience the full benefits of an intimate sexual encounter. Browse through our site and contact us today to book an appointment.