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Sex To Serenity: Are You Often Doubtful Of The Benefits Of Sex? Five Mental Health Advantages Sexual Activity Offers

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You must have heard partners drifting apart due to dilapidating sex life and must have also come across people who are unhappy with their sexual life’s trajectory. Jumping in the same train as yours, I too got hold of people and news that dealt with how sex life is directly proportional to a person’s physical and mental health along with the bond in the relationship.

Often we hear about the mental health benefits of sex. Thus, in order to get a hold of a few of the multiple mental health advantages that sexual activity offers, let’s move on to the section of ‘Five Mental Health Benefits of Sex.

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Five Mental Health Benefits Of Sex

Deepens The Emotional Connect Between Partners

According to various studies, researchers have found that a healthy sexual relationship has the potential of deepening the emotional bond between the partners. With sexual satisfaction, relationship satisfaction increases. Quoting a study by David D. Allsop, “It is possible for higher levels of sexual satisfaction to lead to higher levels of subsequent relationship satisfaction and, within the same person, for higher levels of relationship satisfaction to lead to higher levels of subsequent sexual satisfaction.”

Higher Satisfaction With Your Mental Health

Sexual activity with a partner or through masturbation provides satisfaction with one’s own mental health. Physical intimacy with the partner releases a plethora of chemicals in the brain including oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins. Oxytocin is also known as the ‘cuddle hormone’ which has the ability to pump feelings of compassion and thus ultimately gives you satisfaction having a soothing effect on your mental health.

Sharpens ability to perceive, identify, and express emotions

In the companionship of joy and satisfaction, positive sexual intimacy is accompanied by emotional fulfillment. According to a recent study, it was shown that sexual satisfaction gives way to higher levels of emotional intimacy between sexual partners. It has been found that bitterness, contention, frustration in relationships are all related to an unhealthy sexual association. Thus, we can say that emotional closeness and the smoothness of a sexual union are two inseparable topics. Once a person is able to build an emotional connection, the person is more clearer with his/her/their thoughts. It becomes easy for them to clearly perceive things as they are emotionally strong and stable. Sex not only deepens the emotional bond between two individuals but also brings stability to an individual’s independent emotions.

Helps In Easing Depression

Depression and sexual activity are entwined with each other. Disbalance in one can affect the other. If a person is not satisfied with his sexual life, it leads to depression in many cases and if a person is depressed it does affect his/her/their sexual activity. Sex has been termed as an antidepressant by various studies. A study suggested that sex is a mood booster. This means that sexual activity does help in elevating one’s mood and happiness.

Reduces Stress

Imagine a tiring day with the stress of work tingling your mind and in the midst of it you turn on for sexual pleasure, it does give quite a relief if you are in a satisfying sexual relationship. Studies too have resonated with the idea of sex being a stress relief technique. Sexual activity and orgasm have been proved to reduce stress. This is perhaps because of the surge in oxytocin. Orgasm thus relieves tension as oxytocin relieves warmth and relaxation.

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Sanskriti Tiwari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.

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