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Frequently engaging in sex with your partner is the perfect way to boost your intimacy levels. Below is how sex is good for your brain, including easing stress, improving sleep, and boosting memory.

 Most people do not have a blueprint of the benefits of sex to their bodies. People engage in sex for various reasons, including physical or emotional. Whatever the reason, you are sure to bag many health benefits. So, can sex can improve brain and body function.

Benefits of Engaging In Sex

Eases Stress

According to Sumioka et al. (2013), physical touch can reduce stress levels in the body. Intentional touch during sex boosts the release of oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins hormones, which promote feelings of pleasure. These hormones can also boost happiness and self-esteem, leading to a happy and healthy relationship.

Improves Sleep

Sex involves a lot of activities, especially for the kinky folks who engage in it at least thrice a week. For this reason, it is normal to feel sleepy after sex. The feeling of sleepiness is caused by the hormone prolactin, which results in feelings of sleepiness and relaxation after orgasm.

Orgasms Boost Brain Activity In Females

The male sexual response has gone through extensive studies in recent years. However, recent studies have shown that brain activities are heightened when a woman reaches the peak of climax, which does not mean that women have decreased brain activity before orgasm. Still, it is a sign that it is not only the body that experiences these sensations.

It Is A Painkiller

If you suffer from frequent body pain like back and leg pain, ditch the pills and try an orgasm. Many may ask, how do orgasm and pain correlate? Uca & Kozak (2015) noted that orgasms could block pain receptors in the body by releasing a hormone that sensors out pain. However, stimulation without orgasm has also proved beneficial, especially for women who experience intense menstrual cramps and arthritis.

May Improve Cognitive Function In Older Females

The part of the brain responsible for cognitive function benefits from regular sex. Cognitive functions include thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making. Women who engage in regular sex had a healthy tissue growth in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls the nervous system.

Sex Can Cool Down The Brain

During sex, two parts of the brain shut down. One area is the part that deals with awareness and social judgment, which is why most people say that love is blind. In females, the part of the brain responsible for self-inhibition is deactivated, resulting in mind-blowing experiences during sex.

The Brain Releases Dopamine

Sex causes the brain to release high levels of neurochemicals which are beneficial in regulating the body during sexual activities. One such neurochemical is dopamine, which results in feelings of satisfaction, euphoria, and desire when released. The same feelings that drug addicts get when they indulge in the drug of their choice. Dopamine is released in the hypothalamus, regulating emotions, hunger, and thirst.

Boosts Libido

Frequent sex directly boosts your libido levels. In women, frequent intense sex sessions help them be more lubricated and elastic, boosting their sex drive. If you have a low sex drive, frequent sex sessions will be the best cure.

Boosts Productivity

Folks who frequently engage in sex have reported taking fewer sick days at work. It is possible since the body produces more white blood cells during sex. Some research studies have also shown that people who had sex at least twice weekly had higher antibody levels in their systems compared to those who did not. The higher the antibody level in the body, the higher the productivity rate.

Sex Boosts Memory

Memory loss could be an alarming encounter unless it comes due to Alzheimer's. One can boost their memory by frequently engaging in sex. Andreano & Cahill (2009) revealed that folks who frequently engage in sex and experience intentional touch like kissing and emotional intimacy have a better memory.

Sex Is an Antidepressant

According to Gallup et al. (2002), semen has components that relieve symptoms of depression. These components include prostaglandin and estrogen and are absorbed into the body during sex. However, couples who do not use protection are likely to benefit the most compared to those who do not. 

The Brain Releases Oxytocin

Oxytocin is a hormone in the body that acts as a neurotransmitter. It is the responsible increase in orgasms and sexual arousal in the body. According to Olff et al. (2013), oxytocin could be responsible for bonding between partners. However, there is no substantial research to back this speculation. However, oxytocin has pain-relieving effects on the body, so BDSM lovers do not feel much pain during pain-stimulating acts.

It Could Reduce Anxiety

During sex, blood flow to the brain decreases. A  lot of blood to the brain may cause anxiety and other mental problems, and sex might be one way to reduce the risk.

The Bottom Line

People spend a lot of time thinking and envisioning sex. Thanks to sex, women can now procreate and fill the earth and experience many health benefits beyond human imagination. Individuals have varying reasons for taking pride in sex, and whatever their reasons, there are many benefits that you reap from one session alone. 


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