#3. Sex reduces stress and lowers blood pressure
There is another benefit of the oxytocin released during orgasm, it calms the nerves. Oxytocin counteracts the effects of cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Sex also helps you sleep better. When your partner rolls over and starts snoring after a good bout in the bed, it’s not just from physical exhaustion. Oxytocin not only calms you down, but it also specifically promotes sleep.