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When sex is the answer to your problem

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 8:38 AM
A good bout of sex can fix it all.

Did you know sex can actually be the answer to your problems? Sometimes it is as simple and easy as that. A good bout of sex session that ends in mind-blowing orgasm...or two...and a whole host of problems just vanish....poof...just like that. Headaches, sleepless nights, stress, depression, cravings, bad mood, needing some exercise...and the list goes on.

In fact, according to sex health experts, it is actually quite beneficial to both a man’s and woman’s overall health if they have an orgasm three to five times per week.

Here are some of the many ways sex is just the answer you need.

1. Powerful pain relief.
Instead of saying, “not tonight, dear, I have a headache”, say “yes, dear, I need to get rid of this headache”. Some studies suggest that a good orgasm can more than double a woman's tolerance for pain. Plus, it's an analgesic, not an anaesthetic, meaning it suppresses pain without affecting sensitivity to touch. Along with the release of the “feel good” hormone Dopamine sex produces, after an earth shattering orgasm the calming hormones Oxytocin and endorphins are released, which will poof that headache away.

2. Helps you sleep better.
Again, Dopamine, that ‘feel-good’ hormone, rises during the anticipation of a sexual climax. After the orgasm, the calming hormones oxytocin and endorphins are released, which have a sedative effect. So it's no surprise that after a big release, you will go lullaby and sleep peacefully and soundly through the night.

3. Reduces stress and depression; improves mood.
Instead of tearing out your hair and raising your blood pressure over that problem, get hot and heavy between the sheets and end it with a big bang. You will feel quite relaxed, calm and the much better for it, putting you in the peaceful frame of mind to effectively tackle that issue. Not to mention wiping away that bad mood that had everyone staying out of your way.
The slew of feel-good neurochemicals released during an orgasm lift your spirits, improves your mood, boost your satisfaction, and activate the reward circuits in your brain. An orgasm is the biggest non-drug blast of dopamine available. According to experts, a brain scan of someone having an orgasm looks like a heroin addict’s. In her book ‘For Yourself’, noted sex therapist Lonnie Barbach explains that the stress resulting from avoiding sex can create body imbalances. So having regular orgasms create that balance, relieving depression and stress and improving the mood.

4. When you missed your daily exercise.
A healthy round of sex can be a great and pleasurable workout. Just judge the way sweat is pouring off your heated bodies and feeling all your muscles engaged...much more than half hour on the treadmill. There is no question that you use up a lot of muscles and flexibility and get the heart rate pumping expelling all that energy and trying those erotic positions. In fact, according to experts, 30 minutes of passionate sex can burn approximately 200 calories.

5. An energy booster
Yup, a good bout of sex in the morning or mid afternoon can be far better than any energy drink or booster out there. Sex gets the adrenaline going and can leave you revved and raring to go. So try some sex as a morning wake up or if you can grab a “funch”, go for it. You will be all revved up to take on the day and push those sluggish, sleepy, drowsy feelings right out the door. A caffeine boost or sex boost...mmmmm? Wonder which to choose?

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