One of our favorite When Harry Met Sally movie quotes is when Sally was talking about how her friend never has sex anymore, "She said they were up all night, they were both exhausted all the time, the kids just took every sexual impulse they had out of them." We get it. Sometimes you're too stressed, too tired, or just not interested in having sex. But, you could be doing your body more harm than good by not having sex more often.
Dr. Yvonne Fulbright, author of The Better Sex Guide to Extraordinary Love Making says that celibacy in elderly men and women ranked higher on the suicide index. Those who showed symptoms of depression were found to experience a decrease in symptoms after masturbation. So, if you want to be happier have more sex!
And, if you're having trouble sleeping, try getting it on right before bed. "The sexual release you have after having sex actually helps you sleep better at night," says Fulbright. "The surge of oxytocin that happens with a climax will make you fall asleep easier and faster."
Hard day at the office? Kids driving you mad? "Nothing is as relaxing as putting yourself in a place where you relieve stress," says Dr. Gloria G. Bramer, a Georgia-based licensed clinical sexologist. "After you have an orgasm you release natural oxytocin to the brain, which balances you out." Having an orgasm is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself each day.
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