Having sex is not only a sure way to feel closer to your partner. Enjoy some time connecting with your own body, but sex has some pretty powerful benefits for your mental health too. And, understanding how sex affects your brain can improve your roll. And it may also shed light on other parts of your health. Here are some of the proved your brain effects of sex.
Sex is like a drug: sex makes us feel good, and that is why we want it and like it. The pleasure that we get from sex is because of the release of dopamine that is a neurotransmitter that activates the reward centre of the brain. Dopamine is also one of the chemicals that are responsible for people to get on certain drugs.
Research done on 300 women in the year 2002 found that those who had sex without a condom had fewer depressive symptoms than women who used to use a condom.
The researchers reveal that different compounds present in semen such as estrogen and prostaglandin that have antidepressant properties that are then absorbed into the body after sex.
Those feel-good chemicals may be going full blast during the act, but after? According to researchers, there is such a thing as after-sex blues.
Around one-third of the women who participated in a study reported that they experienced sadness after sex at some point. While it is possible that feeling sorry or feeling pressurize might be the reason why researchers can’t explain the connection at this point for sure.
So, don’t skip sex when you have a headache. Various researches have been shown that doing the deed may relieve your symptoms.
It has been proved by the studies undertaken that cluster-headache sufferers who had sex during a headache episode experienced partial or total relief
One study found that people who had just had sexual intercourse had better responses to stressful situations like public speaking than people who had not.
Or who had employed in other types of sexual activity? Now the question that strikes your mind will definitely be how did sex ease stress? It does this by lowering the blood pressure.
Sex is more likely to make men tired than women. And this is because the part of the brain that is known as the prefrontal cortex winds down after ejaculation.
This, together with the discharge of oxytocin and serotonin, may be reported for the “rolling over and falling asleep” syndrome.
Sex can affect your brain in many positive ways to flavour our nights and days with sweet pleasure and excitement and relieving stress and worry.