Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

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Benefits of Cuddling After Sex

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Curling up to your partner levels up the production of oxytocin in the body aka the love hormone. Its secretion also increases during orgasm, and it does a great deal in boosting your mood and strengthening the relationship between partners.

1. Stress Reducer: Research published in the Biological Sciences claims that oxytocin release in the body can lower levels of stress hormone, cortisol. Another study published in the journal. Association for Psychological Science reveals that oxytocin can help provide relief from symptoms of anxiety.

2. Strengthens Your Immune System: oxytocin, cuddling promotes the body to stimulate serotonin and dopamine. After this happens, all three hormones work in unison to guard the body against harmful infections, thus boosting your immune system.”

3. Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease “Hugs and cuddles tend to lower blood pressure, which in turn the risk of heart disease,” says the expert. A study found in the Biological Psychology journal concluded that regular cuddling after sex with your partner can help manage blood pressure levels. An experiment conducted on 59 pre-menopausal women got their blood pressure checked before and after hugging their partners.

4. Strengthens the emotional bond between partners Cuddling post-sex is as beneficial as having sex with your partner. As aforementioned, cuddling encourages the release of oxytocin, also known as the “Bonding Hormone” in the body, which promotes strong bonding between partners. If you wish to maintain health and joy in your relationship, you must cuddle more. After-sex is the time when both partners are extremely vulnerable, and physical intimacy shared during this period can have a positive impact on your relationship.

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