Can Having Sex Help Treat Depression?

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[MUSIC] It's an excellent question. If you are depressed and feeling disconnected, and you are having sex anyway. You can stimulate a sort of surge in neurochemicals for example oxytocin, in women surges dramatically after orgasm. Oxytocin is some times called the cuddle hormone or the attachment hormone and it can lead you to feeling calm and at peace and feeling very happy as in buoyantbut satisfied.

The thing is that, that is short lived and then after that wears off. You're looking at your life and going, yeah well I had that and it lasted all of a number of minutes but I still feel disconnected and I still feel the blues, so I wouldn't recommend it as a singular treatment.