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Where Do You Stand? Sex When You're Stressed

Where Do You Stand? Sex When You're Stressed

When we're stressed out, we're just not ourselves. All that tension can really affect our moods and make us feel irritated, sad, and frustrated. It can also affect our bodies, making us tired, nauseous, or just plain lethargic. For some of you, sex may be the last thing on your mind, but studies show that sharing intimacy with another can actually be beneficial in dealing with stress. So what's your take on sex when you're stressed? Does it calm your nerves or make you more uneasy?


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potterlove potterlove 8 years
Completely with smiley. It's such a great reliever, and I get all pumped up from it. Which in a way helps me go exercise sometimes. :)
joy2U joy2U 8 years
Definitely- sex is a great stress reliever. Esp if you can focus your energy on that person and making them happy.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
It depends on whats stressing me out. If I'm feeling upset because someone personally insulted or attacked me then it's the last thing I want. If I've just had a long hard shift at work then bring it!
jazzytummy jazzytummy 8 years
When I am stressed, I am not focused on the other person, so I would rather do something else to de-stress....I try not to bring it into the bedroom.
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 8 years
When I'm stressed, I really can't get in the mood.I tried to before, knowing it's a great stress reliever, but it usually ends badly.
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 8 years
When I'm stressed, I really can't get in the mood. I tried to before, knowing it's a great stress reliever, but it usually ends badly.
omilawd omilawd 8 years
I don't want to be touched when I'm stressed, and I know if I have sex when there's something important on my mind, I won't be able to enjoy myself.
thepradaprincess thepradaprincess 8 years
I can't usually get into the mood if somethings bothering me.
Jeny Jeny 8 years
oh jeez sex can solve anything in my book haha. Definitely am all for stress sex!
laura_j laura_j 8 years
I could have just lost an arm and still want to have sex! seems like nothing can hinder my sex drive. Like princess_eab, I get stressed when I'm not getting any. My boyfriend lives 45 minutes away and usually we have to set aside certain days to hang out -- I look forward to them!!!!
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
It stresses me out to NOT have sex! but it's also a mark of a good connection - so if things are going well and I feel like I can communicate my stresses to my partner, then sex is definitely going to happen.
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
I usually need to talk about what's stressing me before I can even get in the mood for sex. I don't mean have a conversation with the bf. I just like him to sit there and let me spew it all out. Then he can do what he does to make me feel all better.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
It depends. Sometimes I'm just so stressed that it's impossible to get in the mood. But, sex is a great stress reliever, so I try and forget all my worries in the bedroom.
mack2600 mack2600 8 years
i second all of that skigurl
skigurl skigurl 8 years
normally if i'm stressed about something other than my significant other (like work or school) i try to forget about those stressers when i see that person. my boyfriend now always makes me forget my worries and i just spend time with him happily by putting other things out of my mind. so in that case, getting intimate isn't hindered by the stress. in general, i think i'm okay with it! unless what i'm stressed about is fighting with him or something, then no!
smileyface smileyface 8 years
Sex is my greatest stress reliever! It relaxes me and lets me forget about what is stressing me out for a little while. I highly recommend it =)
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