Sex Reduces Stress
Feeling stressed? Some sexual healing may be just the relief you crave. According to a study conducted at the University of Paisley in Scotland and published in Biological Psychology in 2006, when subjects had sex, their blood pressure reacted less to stressful activities (public speaking and mental arithmetic) than when they engaged in other sexual activities or none at all.
Among the possible reasons: “It’s a pleasurable, enjoyable activity and many people sleep better after sex,” says Robin Milhausen, assistant professor of human sexuality and family relations at the University of Guelph.