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!
He Pulls Away After Sex: Why Guys Withdraw After You Slept Together
6 Reasons Why a Woman Doesn't Want to Have Sex
It's normal to have a few dips and peaks in desire, but if you're turning down your guy on the regular, you may want to check out what's screwing with your sex drive. Fortunately, researchers are working on finding a quick fix for a lacking libido. In fact, two new drugs for treating sexual dysfunction are currently in clinical trials. But while a female version of Viagra may be only a few years away, your sex life shouldn't have to wait that long for a solution.
Why Do Guys Get Sleepy After Sex?
As it happens, the pleasure we experience during sex is actually thanks to something called the CUV complex. Neuroscientist Adam Safron undertook the research and has outlined how rhythmic stimulation alters our brain activity during climax, which is why orgasms can feel so good. In short, sexual stimulation focuses our neurons to the point that we are sent into a trance.
Life happens, which means dry spells happen, am I right? No biggie—unless that dry spell morphs into more of a, well, severe drought. Wondering why don't I want to have sex anymore?