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How can having sex relieve stress in women?

Eva B. Cwynar, MD
Internal Medicine
Sex relieves stress and depression. Sexual activity relaxes the nervous, respiratory, and circulatory systems, according to a study conducted by Roy J. Levin of the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, England. Levin reports that hormones in semen contain substances that have been found to relax a woman, which is one reason we often feel in a better mood after a man ejaculates inside the vagina.

Another study found that participants who had had intercourse were better able to handle stress in many situations (including public speaking and doing verbal arithmetic) than those who had not had intercourse. And we know that sex releases brain endorphins, which automatically lifts your mood and helps relieve stress.
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