Holiday Woes into Holiday Wows

The holiday season is often filled with plenty of reasons to be stressed out and anxious. The seemingly endless obligations and errands, shopping crowds, back-to-back parties, the gifts you haven’t wrapped (or still need to purchase), incessant catch-up sessions with friends and family. You’re skipping the gym, eating worse, sleeping less, and drinking more causing you to be worn out, tense, and fragile. It’s easy to see why you can end up feeling not so wonderful at this most wonderful time of the year.  That is, until you read this because we have some great news.. The answer is SEX!

Okay maybe sex won’t cure ALL of your holiday woes but it IS proven to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. According to a study conducted by Roy J. Levin of the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, England, sexual activity relaxes the nervous, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Another study found that participants who had had intercourse were better able to handle stress in many situations (including public speaking and doing verbal arithmetic) than those who had not had intercourse.

When you have sex, your brain generously shares with your body a delicious mixture of hormones and neurotransmitters, including oxytocin (the bonding hormone), dopamine (the feel-good hormone), and serotonin (the serenity hormone).  The mix acts as a powerful mood-enhancer, increasing your sense of well-being and, ultimately, relaxing you. In fact, according to Daniel Amen, M.D., a neuroscientist who owns and operates the Amen Clinics, says that having an orgasm soothes the same part of the brain that is calmed by pharmaceutical antidepressants (which may be why depression is less common in people who have sex regularly, another great reason to turn up the heat regularly). A team at Rutgers University that’s been studying female orgasms for over 25 years, recently observed that after a woman masturbates to orgasm, their pain tolerance threshold increased significantly.

This is also great news for all the single ladies and lads out there! Solo sex has almost all of the same benefits as sex with a partner. Additionally, people are more likely to climax on during a solo sesh without the stress of worrying whether your partner can get you there or not.  So, don’t feel too bad if your relationship status is holiday season is Single and ready to Jingle, you can still get in on all the stress relieving fun too!

Balancing the demands of the holiday season can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed and stressed. The research speaks for itself. Fight off holiday induced stress, tension and anxiety by cranking up the heat between the sheets (not just on your thermostat)! And because stress and anxiety can affect sex drive and cause vaginal dryness, don’t forget to have plenty of SYLK Moisturizing Lubricant near, to aid in bringing back that holiday cheer. Grab your partner (or flying solo) and feel tension slip away!

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