If you usually crave things that are bad for your health, you might be surprised to find that the thing that every adult craves now and then is actually good for you. While junk food makes you gain weight, TV-watching promotes inactivity, drinking too much alcohol is bad for the liver, and gambling can be hard on the wallet, sex between two adults can be great fun and healthy too. Frequent safe sex is chalked full of psychological benefits, in addition to the physical ones.
Frequent sex helps a girl maintain her ideal body weight. Sex can also attribute to lower cholesterol counts, relief from aches and pains, and can encourage prostate and genital health. However, the psychological benefits of sex are less publicized. The major psychological health benefits of sex include stress reduction and relaxation, as well as providing a natural sleep aid to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Sex can also help to reduce depression.
Sometimes when you’ve had a long day at the office, a crazy day with the kids, or you suffer from life’s everyday worries, the thought of having sex can be the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, many women and some men complain that their sex drive takes a back seat when they are stressed. What they don’t know is that the one thing they are too tired to think about is actually the activity that can help the most.
Studies have shown that sex can be an effective stress-reliever. The deep breathing, the soothing touches and the release of endorphins those feel-good hormones that contribute to improved physical and psychological sensations that are caused by stress.
If you find that stress is affecting your libido, there are a variety of techniques to lighten the atmosphere and get you and your partner in a more romantic mood so that you can fully experience the psychological health benefits of sex.
• Choose the right music: Soft, romantic music can create the perfect setting for a passionate evening.
• Add soft lighting: Turn the lights out and light some candles. The ambiance created by candlelight is sure to get your mind off your worries and turn your attention to making love.
• Try aromatherapy: The sense of smell is powerful, and just like a particular smell can trigger certain memories, a certain aroma can also put you in a sensual mood. Scented candles provide a nice scent and a romantic glow. Light up your night!
Please keep in mind that individuals will not reap the psychological benefits of sex if they are irresponsible in the way they engage in intercourse. That’s because sex with multiple or random partners is not conducive to a sense of well-being. It is therefore not only the act of sex but the intimacy shared by people in love that provide so many health benefits.
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