6. Relieves Stress
Being close to your partner can soothe anxiety and stress. Touching and hugging can release your body’s natural “feel-good hormones.” Sexual arousal releases a brain chemical that revs up your brain’s pleasure and reward system. Sex and intimacy can boost your self-esteem and happiness as well. It’s not only a prescription for a healthy life, but a happy one. The journal of Biological Psychology from Scotland has reported that its researchers discovered that making love is a reliable means of lowering both stress and blood pressure. The study conducted involved 22 men and 24 women. They continuously updated the records of their sexual activity. The results found that stress was indeed getting relieved through the action of intimacy with their partners.