Did you know great sex, if it is within a mutually monogamous relationship, may be one of the ultimate mood boosters?
In fact, semen contains powerful – and potentially addictive – mood-altering chemicals, including testosterone, estrogen, prolactin, luteinizing hormone, and prostaglandins. So although sex won’t cure depression, it may boost mood if some of these chemicals are absorbed through the walls of the vagina.
Sex is only a mood booster if it’s safe and mutually monogamous. Although women who do not use condoms during sex are less depressed, according to research, that doesn’t mean they should practice unsafe sex. Studies have found no correlation between high-risk sexual behavior and lower rates of depression.
And good sex isn’t the only recipe for happy days and contented nights. Feel free to explore other options, like volunteering, exercising regularly, spending time with good friends, laughing with loved ones, writing in a journal, and otherwise engaging in activities that you find fulfilling. Taking good care of your health can also make you happy. After all, nothing can put a smile on your face like a good report from your doctor.
According to the book, five rules for better sex and romance are:
Women should initiate sex: The custom of a male approaching a female may not always work out, as men are often apprehensive of being rejected. Hence, the authors believe sometimes it’s better if women initiate kinky things.
Washing up can be an aphrodisiac: Men who do household chores seem sexier to women.
Men need to dress to impress: A survey conducted by anthropologist John Townsend and Gary Levy from Syracuse University showed that expensive clothing can lure women. The polled women said they preferred having sex with men wearing smart suits, white shirts with designer ties and expensive watches to those dressed in low status clothing, such as T-shirts and jeans, vests, baseball caps and a fast food restaurant uniform.
Smart women often make bad love choices: Lot of studies have shown that smarter women make wrong choices when it comes to matters of the heart.
Author of Success Intelligence, Dr Robert Holden insists that intelligent women waste their time analysing the true meaning of their relationships, instead of being open.
Humour is an aphrodisiac: A good sense of humour always gives an edge to men when they hit on a woman.