Even if your end-goal for sex isn’t to add meaning to your life, the bond you forage while engaging in coitus is good for your mood, says a new study. It’s more than good for your heart and extending your life. Sex, in the right context, is good for your health.
If you are someone in a sexual relationship, keep a diary over 3-weeks. Document your sexual behavior, emotions, and feelings every day. This was how the researchers came to their conclusion, after asking 152 college students to complete the aforementioned task.
People were happier and found more meaning to their lives the day after sexual activity. The sexual activity didn’t have to be sex but even the connection of kissing. Good, bad, or ugly, any type of connection offered a time-released wellness boost. Go figure.
Fun fact about the study: researchers did not see the opposite link. In other words, the happier a person was didn’t predict an increase in the amount of sexual activity. Happy people will be happy with or without sex. Unhappy people will be less unhappy with sex and connection in their lives.
And for those of you with a science-driven mind like mine – this study explains how our sexual behavior is designated by immune cells in her brain. So our sense of well-being is indirectly regulated by our brain, after all. Hmm.
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