Sex Is Good For You – Health Benefits of Sex
“Seminal fluid is a cocktail of potent chemicals” for your lady. It’s healthy for both of you if you are in a fluid-bonded* relationship and can share fluids without worrying about STD’s.
“Sex has many health benefits. Frequent sex improves your sense of smell, reduces the risk of heart disease, improves overall fitness, contributes to weight loss, relieves pain, reduces the frequency of colds and flu and improves bladder control. Having good sex also makes you want to have more sex, in large part because sexual activity elevates of testosterone.
Having sex can also reduce depression, particularly in women because seminal fluid is a cocktail of potent chemicals. The dopamine and norepinephrine in this male liquor relieve stress and give energy, optimism, focus and motivation. Oxytocin and vasopressin in seminal fluid can give feelings of deep attachment as well. And the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) found in male ejaculate regulate a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle.
In short, sex with the right person at the right time is good for you.
But what about casual sex with someone you just met?
I’m not in the “should” business; I don’t wish to tell you how to conduct your life. But here is one of Mother Nature’s secrets: Casual sex is rarely casual. Fondling the genitals stimulates the production of dopamine–the brain chemical associated with feelings of intense romantic love. Just after orgasm, you get a spurt of norepinephrine too, the closely related chemical associated with energy, exhilaration and focused attention. So when you have sex with someone you hardly know, you can stimulate these powerful neural juices, pushing you toward feelings of passionate romantic love. Moreover, with orgasm you experience a flood of oxytocin and vasopressin, the “cuddle chemicals” associated with attachment. Hence you can begin to experience deep feelings of union with this partner, too.
In fact, I have often thought that men and women unconsciously “hook up” with a new date precisely for this purpose –to trigger the brain circuits for romance and attachment in themselves and a partner and thus jump-start a new relationship.
Interestingly, anthropologist Justin Garcia and others have recently come to the same conclusion. In his study of casual sex on an American college campus, Garcia found that 50 percent of women and 52 percent of men who initiated a “one-night-stand” were eager to jump-start a linger connection with this partner and one-third of these “hook ups” turned into romantic relationships. Moreover, when this strategy failed to trigger a relationship, one of the partners regularly became depressed–suggesting that this individual had hoped for a longer, a more meaningful connection.
Casual sex can lead to love. So think before you step its deep waters.” – Dr. Helen Fisher