Save your marriage with intimacy
When people say that sex is everywhere, we can tell you, they’re not lying. From the way you feel about yourself, how good you’re sleeping, to even your body image, sex and sensuality affects every part of your life in a huge way.
To help you understand the importance of intimacy, we’ve explored a number of sources to paint a picture of pleasure, and why we all should be making a little more room for lovemaking.
Oxy-what? It’s all about oxytocin, a powerful hormone released during arousal and orgasm that acts as a pain reliever, stress decreaser, and strongly influences pair bonding. You know that feeling you get during good sex?
Studies show that people who share frequent intimate contact with the one they are connected to, whether that’s kissing, hugging or holding hands, are better able to deal with stress and tend to have lower blood pressure than those who don’t. And what’s more, it only takes a mere 20 seconds of this intimate contact for oxytocin to start working its stress-relieving magic.
The fact that Oxytocin and love are linked, means that this bonding hormone plays no small part in couples’ feeling closer together; the pair bonding effect is long-lasting and can be maintained through sex and intimate contact. So there you go, more sex, less problems.
- Six months of couples’ therapy: average cost Rs 36,000
- Cost of personal massagers NOA, TARA and IDA: cheaper – and they come with 10 years’ worth of guarantees!
Now go release those oxytocins!