Incredible health benefits of sex


Some people light a candle or have a bubble bath when everything gets a bit too much.

But sex three times a week with your partner may be the best stress-busting technique available, according to a relationships expert.

Often when people are overwhelmed by work, face endless to-do lists and feel ground down by life, their sex life dwindles.

But counsellor Tracey Sainsbury says instead of stopping having sex because they feel stressed, people should have far more of it.

She points to the ‘daily dose’ of happiness hormones which are advised for people’s wellbeing, including serotonin, dopamine and the ‘cuddle hormone’ oxytocin.

Sex can deliver these, through the intimacy and skin to skin contact involved as well as the act itself.

Mrs Sainsbury advised people to use sex to ‘de-stress’ at London’s Fertility Show, for couples struggling to conceive or doing IVF.

But she said it is good advice for anyone facing stress in their lives, and may work better than mindfulness.

The relationship counsellor told the Mail: ‘There is a little infographic called a dose a day which talks about boosting your dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and positive endorphins because they are your happy hormones, but they’re also your robustness and resilience hormones when you are feeling stressed.


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