Are the holidays leaving you stressed out, tired and irritable? We've got just the prescription for you: More orgasms. Doctor's orders... now get busy! Here's why:
Sex Cheers You Up
Sex doesn’t only do the work of reducing stress - it also elevates your mood. A study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior demonstrates the ways that your overall demeanor can be affected by frequent sexual activity.
Reportedly, women who engaged in more partnered sex over a period of time experienced more general positivity in their lives. The best part about these findings come with the cyclical nature of their pattern. In short, more sex leads to a better mood, and a better mood then leads to more sex.
While the results of this study only applied to women who were having sex with a partner, we don’t think that should stop people who are flying solo from giving it the good ol’ college try.
Sex Increases Compassion
This perk is likely one of the most compelling reasons to give extra sex a shot in the crazed pre-holiday weeks. Between holiday shopping, eating and family stress, now is the perfect time to focus on your relationship with compassion.
Around 2010, psychiatrist Rene Hurlemann of Bonn University and neuroscientist Keith Kendrick of the Cambridge Babraham Institute set out to prove that increased levels of oxytocin in the body could lead to increased experiences of empathy. Fortunately for us, their findings confirmed their suspicions.
Known as the “cuddle chemical,” oxytocin is released into the body in droves when you orgasm, and its benefits don’t stop when the sex does. As a part of their study, Hurlemann and Kendrick rounded up 48 men, and gave half the group a shot of aerosol oxytocin and half a placebo. They then showed the men pictures of people engaging in emotional moments. The men who were given the oxytocin reported "significantly higher emotional empathy levels" than the men in the control group.
So, what does this mean for the rest of us?
Simply put: more orgasms can make you a nicer, more compassionate person. More sexual activity that results in orgasm means more oxytocin released into the body on a regular basis. More oxytocin flowing through your brain may help keep you from starting a fight with your annoying co-worker at the company holiday party. Everybody wins!
Happy horny holidays from Sportsheets!
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Congrats to Mistress Kay of My Kinky World for winning best BDSM in our Valentine's Fantasy Contest. Her three-way poolside pegging fantasy definitely left us hot and bothered!
Clang! I pull the name badge off from around my neck and drop it unceremoniously onto the glass-topped table next to my chair. Enjoying the weekend at a kink conference with two of my play partners had been a fantastic idea. Both my submissives, we had enjoyed some spanking and orgasm torture scenes the night before, and we were looking forward to today's activities of relaxation. The room's humidity told me that something besides the leather dress I was wearing might have been more conducive to relaxation, though.
This afternoon, the three of us are enjoying one of the amazing features of this conference: a hotel swimming pool with no clothes required and no rules in place. Various people are strewn throughout the deep water including a couple that's having sex on one of the sides of the pool. A bit adverse to messing up our make-up and hair so early in the day, my female submissive and I sit, clothed, in the poolside chairs while we watch my male submissive swim leisurely around the pool without a strip of clothing on his body.
Congrats to Cheyenne, who packed an amazing amount of Sportsheets products in her sexy entry to our Valentine's Fantasy Contest. Not surprisingly, she won the "Best Use of sex toys award. Enjoy!
My fantasy starts out at home. I'm getting ready to take a shower and I think I heard something in the other room. I go to check it out but nothing is there.
I take my clothes off and jump in the shower. I reach for my Vibrating Mesh Sponge to pleasure myself. I put my foot on my Single Locking Suction Foot Rest, then I begin to feel the power of my sponge. Just as I'm about to shower all over the shower I hear someone again in the other room. Babe is that you? I call out but no one answers. Now I'm starting to get nervous! All my senses are high. I hurry and finish my shower so I can find out what's going on.
Congrats to Elena, winner of the most romantic entry in our Valentine's Fantasy Contest!
Elena was just getting home… thinking to herself – Oh, another Valentine’s Day! Henry probably forgot… being so busy with getting his car detailed and buffed. Hmpt! I wouldn’t mind by buffed myself!
She entered her home and it was dark… She thought: Yep, Henry forgot about our dinner tonight… oh well! Then she stopped – Wait… what was that noise? Did someone break into the house… no… that’s music. Burglers don’t usually put on romantic music!