Sex. Noki. Hitting. Marriage. Whatever you want to call it, it is an essential and enjoyable ingredient in many lives. But there is so much more than just intertwined limbs and sweaty blankets. Whether you’re indulging with a partner or going on a solo trip, the links to physical and mental health run deep. Here are 5 Things to Know About the Science of Sex.
Sex does burn calories
It’s the most common thing about sex. Still, people have rarely been led to believe and have guessed it now. It’s time to clarify the facts because, according to a study by researchers from the University of Quebec, being busy between the sheets for an hour can burn the equivalent of 30 minutes of jogging. According to the study, men burn an average of 4.2 calories per minute during sexual intercourse, while women burn about 3.1. In general, men and women burn about 101 and 69 calories per session, respectively.
Get aroused, and sex won’t be messy anymore
Well, isn’t sex a messy activity, often when you’re not in the mood? Well, this is all because sexual arousal goes beyond the body’s natural response to ‘disgust,’ meaning that you won’t find the act messy as long as you enjoy it, according to a study by researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, when a group of women was asked to watch an erotic movie or video An Athlete, or a neutral video of a train, after performing a series of unpleasant actions (such as drinking from a malfunctioning cup), found that those who viewed the sexual acts rated the tasks as less unpleasant and were also able to complete more of them compared to their peers.
If you don’t cuddle after having sex, you won’t be able to satisfy your partner
Women have been demanding it for years, but it seems that men should finally agree to hug their partners in bed after a vibrant sexual session, thanks to a University of Toronto study that showed that hugging after sex is so important for relationship satisfaction like intercourse. This satisfaction has to do with oxytocin release, which occurs when a couple indulges in a love session with caresses.
Low cholesterol can boost sexual performance
If you have trouble in bed, your doctor will likely be adequately monitoring your cholesterol level. High cholesterol can actually lead to erectile dysfunction. And according to a study by researchers at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, people who take cholesterol-lowering drugs can actually enjoy better sex in the end.
Wired to have more sex
Well, while we are not hinting at people with hypomania or people whose sex drives are clearly high, according to a study from the University of California, Los Angeles, an individual’s brain conduction can affect the number of sexual partners. The researchers came to this conclusion when they scanned the volunteers’ brains as they viewed sexually suggestive images and then examined people for their individual sexual behaviors over the past year. Apparently, it turns out that the individuals whose brains were most active while viewing sexual images also had the most sexual partners.
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