Oxytocin, a hormone responsible for reducing cortisol levels that cause stress, is created during an orgasm, releasing stress and heightening one’s mood. If in a funk, grab your partner for an exciting time in the bedroom that has been scientifically proven to bring you out of the dumps.
During orgasm, the brain releases endorphins, neurotransmitters that interact with the sections of cells of the brain that respond to pain. The release of endorphins helps a person’s awareness of pain to be lowered, taking emphasis off of whatever is ailing. It turns out that orgasms can be a great alternative to pain relievers even if only for a moment.
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