Is life feeling stressful? Are you constantly wishing you were at a Bob Marley concert? Well, we’ve found there are a few other ways to not “worry… ‘bout a thing”. Stress can cause major damage in our lives. With increased cortisol levels (the stress hormone) your muscle mass, health and sex drive can all be lowered so it’s important to unwind from time to time. One of the best ways to do that is to have sex! Here are some of the scientific benefits of sexual activity:
Makes you a healthier person
Having sex helps your immune system by increasing the antibodies in your body helping you fight off infections. Studies also show that intercourse can lower your systolic blood pressure. It can also increase your pulse and keep your testosterone and estrogen levels balanced. According to one study, men who had sex twice a week had less of a chance of getting heart disease than men who had sex rarely. Sex decreases your chance of getting osteoporosis as well!
Throw out the Tylenol! Orgasms are a better way to block pain because it helps secrete a hormone that helps heighten your pain threshold. Vaginal stimulation alone can also block pain in certain parts of the body as well as alleviate menstrual cramps and headaches. A study from the International Headache Society showed that one and five people who had sex while experiencing a migraine were completely relieved of the pain!
Sex also releases feel-good hormones such as endorphins and oxytocin (the bonding hormone) while decreasing your cortisol levels (the stress hormone). Studies show that chronic sexual activity can lead to cell growth in the hippocampus (the part of the brain associated with anxiety regulation) in stressful situations. However, sometimes stress can have a negative momentum that is counter-productive to stress’s own remedy. In other words, when you’re stressed it’s hard to have sex which is the very thing that can fix your stress! When it comes to this dilemma, lube can help! Hemptation is a great lubricant that is infused with hemp oil extract. This can smooth out any rough attempts at intimacy! Another way of making sure you’re able to perform when it comes time is meditation. Being able to center yourself completely in the moment and get turned on when it’s time to get it on is a life skill everyone needs to have! Our CEO and founder Michael Trigg has the Latin phrase “Carpe diem” as his Email signature. The meaning of this phrase is to put all of your focus on the present moment and not on life’s other concerns. This can help get you in the mood even in stressful situations! When you’re concentrating completely on your partner, your brain’s mirror neurons are more attentive to what they’re doing and what they might want. If you mix your romp in the hay with sex products that enhance pleasure (i.e. vibrators to hemp-based lubricants) you’ll get the most out of the activity and the products! Products like “Hemptation” (a hemp-based lube) can help alleviate rashes and acne in addition to all of the other pleasures it gives you! So, FREE YOUR MIIINNDDD AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW!!!!…. (En Vogue was on to something there!)