Updated: Mar 31
I'm a sex therapist, but more importantly, I'm human. I want peace, love, joy, and fun for everyone. "Adulting" is complicated and can sometimes get the best of us. However, sex makes it all better. On second thought, it can make a lot of things better. Allow me to explain what I mean. I have a few examples to prove my point.
Sex Improves Joint Pain. It Provides Immediate Relief.
ARP did a beautiful article where they said "Sex involves gentle, range-of-motion exercise, which minimizes pain and inflammation. It also releases endorphins, the body's natural pain relievers. Sex strengthens the muscles around the joints, which helps support them. And it's mood-elevating, which likewise helps alleviate pain."
If you can't sleep, have sex! There is a direct link between sex and masturbation that can assist with insomnia and restlessness. When having sex we release oxytocin and endorphins which reduce stress and create a calming effect to help sleep!
Wait there's more! When you orgasm, your brain releases a surge of dopamine. Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter. During orgasm, your brain works in overdrive to produce hormones and neurochemicals. This is great because dopamine is responsible for pleasure, motivation, and a sense of relaxation.
Sex Has a Positive Correlation to Reducing Depression and Anxiety.
MRI studies and thousands of research articles show us that the physiological responses our bodies have to sex can minimize the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Deficiencies in nitric oxide are associated with irritability, depression, anxiety, and less energy. Having sex increases your body's nitric oxide levels. Sex also increases the neurotransmitter serotonin!
This is beautiful when you're feeling down. Why? Because serotonin is known to help regulate your mood, social behaviors, emotions, appetite, sleep, memory, and sex drive.
Some of the more prominent symptoms of anxiety and depression include erratic sleep, memory loss, hard-to-manage emotions, and mood swings that alter your social behavior. So have sex!!!
And finally, sex also releases noradrenaline. Noradrenaline affects the behaviors of individuals including modulation of arousal, attention, motivation, reward, and also learning and memory. We need these things to be successful. Whether that's for work, completing our New Year goals, or committing to our hobbies and tasks. In the end, you need sex.