9 Reasons Why Sex Helps You Live Longer - Page 3 of 9 - 9facts

9 Reasons Why Sex Helps You Live Longer

#3. Sex reduces stress and lowers blood pressure

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.

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