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Holding Hands Relieve Stress

Stress, Sex, and Holding Hands

There might be at least 10 surprising health benefits of sex, but unfortunately stress can dampen any woman's mood to get it on. And the holidays are a stressful time. With the economy on a roller coaster, I would say the stress ante has been upped. Scientists have found that stress causes hormonal changes that deplete testosterone levels, the sex-drive hormone (think teenage boy), and the libido plummets like the stock market on a sour day. This is more than unfortunate because sex is a great stress reliever — it lowers blood pressure as well as releases calming hormones. Now, most folks I know, men and women alike, are not at liberty to get it on every time they feel stressed. The good news is that even G-rated intimacy like holding hands with your honey has been found to reduce stress.

I think it is safe to assume that we all touch our cellphones and laptops far more frequently than we touch our partners. So next time you are looking for something to do with your nervous fingers, reach out and hold someone's hand. It will do you both a world of good.


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ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
My boyfriend and I just lay together and take in each others scents. It's so calming to feel the warmth too.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Good to know. Sometimes after a long day at work, the last thing I want is a good sack session, but sometimes that really does put me in a better mood.
Michele528 Michele528 8 years
i guess. ive never really noticed about it. maybe i should pay more attention to my emotions after words.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Oh boy. When I'm stressed I really can't get in the mood for sex . . . though my boyfriend does find ways to work around that ^_^. But I love holding hands. We always hold hands when out together or even sitting on the couch. I do feel less stressed when we're touching. It's just that comfort that radiates from him. Agh. now i got to wait 9hrs to get that comfort. boo.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Aw I love holding hands in public - I love it even more when he iniates it :)
melx melx 8 years
thanks for writing this, Fit. it's exactly what i needed to read :)
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