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The surprising benefits of sex

happy Black couple

It's no secret that sex feels good. But did you know that it can also improve your mood? Recent studies have shown that people who have sex more often are generally happier than those who don't. And it makes sense when you think about it. Sex releases endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers. It also helps to reduce stress and anxiety. And it can even boost your self-esteem. So if you're feeling down, don't reach for the ice cream or the bottle of wine. Instead, try getting busy between the sheets. You just might find that it's the best pick-me-up around.

Turns out, there's something more important than sexual frequency

when it comes to a happy marriage

We all know that communication, trust, and respect are important in a marriage, but there's one thing that trumps them all: sexual frequency. That's right, according to a new study, couples who have sex more often are more likely to report being happy in their marriage. So what does this mean for you? If you're not having sex as often as you'd like, it's time to talk to your spouse about ways to increase your sexual frequency. It may not be easy, but it's worth it – your marriage will thank you for it.



The Scientific Reason You Get Exhausted After Sex

Couple sleeping in dark bedroom

We've all been there. You finish a steamy session between the sheets, only to suddenly feel exhausted afterwards. You were just getting started, but now all you want to do is take a nap. What gives? It turns out, there's a scientific reason for this post-coital fatigue. And it's not just because sex is a physical activity. In fact, sex can be quite taxing on our bodies and minds, in ways that we don't even realize. Here's a look at what it really means when you get tired after sex. When you have sex, your body releases a cocktail of hormones. These hormones include adrenaline, which gives you a burst of energy, and cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Your body also releases oxytocin, which is often called the "cuddle hormone" or the "love hormone." Oxytocin is responsible for bonding and attachment, and it's also been shown to reduce anxiety and stress. All of these hormones are necessary for a healthy sex life. But they can also take their toll on your body, leading to fatigue afterwards. When you have an orgasm, your body releases a surge of oxytocin. This oxytocin rush can cause drowsiness and sleepiness. In addition, the physical exertion of sex can also lead to fatigue. Sex is a form of exercise, after all, and it can raise your heart rate and breathing. All of this can add up to feeling tired after sex. But that doesn't mean you should avoid sex altogether. In fact, sex can be a great way to reduce stress and promote relaxation. If you find yourself feeling tired after sex, there are a few things you can do to combat it. First, try to have sex earlier in the day, when you have more energy. Second, make sure you're well-rested before you have sex. If you're tired to begin with, you're more likely to feel exhausted afterwards. Finally, try to focus on enjoying the experience, rather than on achieving an orgasm. The more relaxed you are, the less likely you are to feel tired afterwards. Sex is a normal and healthy part of life. And while it can sometimes lead to fatigue, that doesn't mean you should avoid it. Embrace your sexuality, and enjoy the experience.

Your brain may be telling you to sleep — or not

— based on your ageWhen it comes to sleep, our brains may be hardwired to think differently based on our age. For young people, it’s not uncommon to feel like you can function on just a few hours of sleep. And as we get older, we may start to feel like we need more sleep to function properly. But why is this? It turns out, our sleep needs change throughout our lives, and our brains may be to blame. A recent study found that as we age, our brains produce more of a protein that makes us feel sleepy. At the same time, levels of another protein that makes us feel awake decrease. So, if you’re feeling like you need more sleep as you get older, it may not be all in your head. Your brain may actually be telling you to hit the sack!