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4 interesting ways your sex life improves your relationship

Make sure that you have a healthy sex life. It strengthens your bond with your partner in more ways than one. ©Shutterstock.

It's a no brainer that sexual intimacy enhances the emotional connect between you and your partner. But did you know that hormones released during a lovemaking session play a big role in the entire process of bonding? Read on to know all about sex, emotions and hormones.

Written by Kristina Das |Updated : December 17, 2018 11:25 PM IST

As we all know, sex or love-making sessions cement your bonding with your partner. However, few of us are aware of the ways a regular sex life amps up the health of our relationship. During lovemaking, your body secretes a cascade of hormones leading to a lot of psychological and physiological changes that help you bond better and cope with the challenges of your relationship in an efficient way.

Strengthens the emotional connect between couples

Those steamy sessions in bed secrete the bonding hormone, oxytocin. It ups the emotional intimacy between you and your partner. Once the bonding strengthens, both of you will be able to share your deepest fears and vulnerabilities with each other, the prerequisite of a strong couple relationship. And, guess what? Only a 20-second skin-to-skin contact is enough to release oxytocin, popularly known as the 'cuddle hormone'. Psychologists are of the opinion that your closeness quotient in the bedroom is a strong marker of the emotional connect that you have with your partner.

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Staves off the effect of stress on your relationship

Stress takes a toll on every aspect of your life, starting from your health and performance at work to your relationship. A lovemaking session triggers the release of happy hormone, endorphin, which can be instrumental in bringing down the brewing tension in your relationship. According to a study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, having sex fosters positive emotions and promotes overall well-being, particularly within 24 hours.

Increases your contentment in the relationship by boosting self-esteem

One of the many hormones that are released during sex is dopamine. It makes you feel good about yourself and boosts self-esteem. Moreover, a healthy sex life will improve the way you feel about your own body. A heightened confidence in the self is not only good for your overall mental health, it also prevents the feeling of insecurity in your relationship. All these factors combine together and make you feel more content with your partner.

Helps you sleep better and take sensible decisions

During orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released in the bloodstream of a woman. This hormone is linked to better sleep. If you sleep better, your cognitive functions improve, making you a better judge of complex situations. That is how you are able to take better decisions in case of a spat with your partner or a sensitive circumstance that may turn things ugly between the two of you.

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