The truth is, I got this Q a while back but kept putting it off because..well..you know but actually it is a valid scientific question. I figured now would be the right time, it is the beginning of the year and new beginnings for some, so here it goes geeks
As SV would say, I know, I know you like the art of sex… Press play for some background music and read on
The answer to your question is a no boner..uhm I mean brainer…(sorry, I just couldn’t resist ha!)
….going to a job interview can be one of most stressful events and sex is one of the most natural ways as humans we can regulate our anxiety levels.
But how can we prove this scientifically?
In one study, using rats, researchers found daily intercourse for two weeks led to cell growth in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that keeps stress levels under control. This paper actually caused quite a stir when it was published (Sex makes your brain grow wooo hooo!!! etc etc absolutely ridiculous tabloids in the papers). Click here for the full article and hardcore science.
I know what you are thinking, E, we are not the same as rats! Right? so I dug a little deeper and came across another study to support the theory;
This research group stated that people who had daily intercourse for two weeks showed lower stress-related blood pressure than those who chose to fool around in other ways or abstain from sex altogether. (Solo sessions didn’t cut it either, I’m just saying!) Click here for the full article and hardcore science
But wait, it gets better 🙂
They also found that the body releases oxytocin (aka the love hormone) during penis-vaginal sex which acts as a natural sedative and can trigger feelings of compassion (everybody say aaaaaaaaahhhhh)
However, before we go lookin’ for love every time those stress signals go off, know that too much sex can also let loose glucocorticoids, molecules the body produces during the stress response. (Less really is more, huh? so don’t go overboard aight!)
Dr E does not take any responsibility for any failures in job interviews, relationships or marriages related to this post.