Hugs are more than just a friendly greeting, people hug to express their feelings from affection and joy and sadness.
We can also call hugs the “love hormone” oxytocin but it also heals sickness, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.
The feeling of touch and a deep hug has these benefits:
- A nurturing touch of a hug builds trust and a sense of safety;
- Boost oxytocin levels to heal feelings of loneliness, isolation and anger.
- Having a long hug increases oxytocin levels which gives you a feeling of happiness. It also can lead to intimacy between one another;
- A hug can strengthen the immune system keeping us healthy. Plus it relaxes our muscles and can soothe our aches and pains.
So if you feel the need for a hug, I would be happy to hug you back as I do like a hug myself. Hugs are all part of my dates.
We have all heard that laughter is the best medicine but having sex is more fun and has so many benefits to a healthy life.
So as we slip under those sheets for some intimacy it benefits us by:
- lowering blood pressure
- burning calories
- strengthening muscles and bones
- reducing risk of heart disease, stroke and hypertension
- increasing libido
- the more sex in a week makes your immune system stronger preventing illnesses, such as common cold
- reduces pain such as headache. So when your partner says “not to night dear, I have a headache” sex can remedy this
- protects men from prostate cancer
- reduces stress and anxiety
- better sleep
- intimacy can bring you closer to your partner
Of course, at all times if you are having sex with multiple partners or do not want an unplanned pregnancy, please use protection ie condoms and birth control. As well as to prevent the risk of STIs.