This is a fantastic post by DominantSoul, thank you so much for this invaluable information and for allowing me to share this. 🙂
Can a hug a day keep the doctor away ?
Apparently studies have shown that human contact ie (hugging) has many health benefits. It has been found that human contact can improve both psychological and physical development. Hugging can also help build a good immune system, decrease the risk of heart disease, and decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol in women. It has been shown that a couple who hugs for 20 seconds have higher levels of oxytocin, and that those who were in a loving relationship exhibited a highest increase. According to the American Psychosomatic Society, a hug or 10 minutes of holding hands with a romantic partner can help reduce stress. In a study, adults who had no contact with people had higher blood pressure and heart rate. Other studies have indicated that the touch of a friend might not be as helpful as the touch of a partner but should not be avoided.
Hugging someone you care about can ease stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure and even boost memory — but hugging a stranger can have the opposite effect.
Experts believe it all comes back to the hormone oxytocin. A simple embrace seems to increase levels of the “love hormone,” which has been linked to social bonding. That oxytocin boost seems to have a greater calming effect on women than men.
Call it an extended hug — cuddling also releases stress-easing oxytocin, which can reduce blood pressure and bond you with your mate. But you may not have guessed that a little cuddle time can help you and your partner communicate better. “Non-verbal communication can be a very powerful way to say to your partner, ‘I get you,'”or ‘I know how you feel.’
So grab your lover, partner or spouse and have a great big hug or cuddle today, and not only will it feel nice but you will be easing your stress and anxieties away.
Love and hugs
I was just going to post the nugget ‘ The brain is the biggest sex organ’ and leave it at that, short and snappy!
But, as I believe a lot of people know this information already, I’m thinking I should at least look into it a bit more and maybe share with you and expand my brain cells at the same time, so here are some more nuggets I found out today.
There is so much more to sexual attraction than meets the eye and it only takes just a split second for us to feel attraction and desire for a potential partner.
Connection and intimacy begins in our mind.
Your mind controls your body and your body talks back to your mind. This conversation will either cause sexual excitement or sexual inhibition.
One researcher found that it can take less than a fifth of second to fall for someone.
Professor Stephanie Ortigue, author of the Syracuse University Study, reported that brain chemicals such as oxytocin, adrenaline and vasopressin can all be released almost immediately when we see someone we are attracted to.
Research from this study found that, the rush of pleasurable brain chemicals that are released when we fall in love, are similar to the endorphin rush that people get from using drugs like cocaine.
Brain health and brain illness have a powerful affect on sexuality.
When your brain works right, you work right.
Try using Asian ginseng, gingko biloba and L-arginine, these will boost the blood flow to the brain.
Anything that decreases blood flow to your brain will decrease it to your genitals, including caffeine, nicotine and a lack of sleep.
Many brain issues get in the way of great sex, depression is just one. Treating these issues can enhance our ability to connect with others and perform sexually’, according to Dr. Amen. ( I bet we all know someone who has been afflicted by this illness. KS )
He recommends omega-3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil, exercise and l-tyrosine (the amino acid building block for the neurotransmitter dopamine) for increasing the activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, thereby diminishing these conditions.
There…end of nuggets for now.
So to summarise in my own way…Look after your brain, feed it all the supplements you can, give it plenty of sleep and also feed it with good talk… I believe that the conversations that we have with ourselves are the most important conversations that we can have, and not just ones about sex, although they can be the most interesting. Remember confidence comes from within, if you feel confident, happy and healthy then you are more likely to feel sexy, therefore bringing you lots of admiring male or female glances, and maybe you will be more likely to meet your true mate quicker. I however am lucky to have found mine…but I can still enjoy the glances, when I get one of course.
So remember ALL of the above, buy some fish oil, ditch those fags and the coffee and get yourself a good nights sleep and perhaps tomorrow night and for many more after that you will be having some great sex with the love of your life.
If your libido could do with a boost then you need to eat more nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds contain monounsaturated fats, our bodies convert this into the good type of cholesterol that our sex hormones need to work properly. Almonds are a great choice because they are high in zinc, selenium and Vitamin E, which are all important for our sexual health. Zinc in particular is good for increasing libido.
So what are you waiting for, go get a handful of nuts today! KS
Know thyself 🙂
I couldn’t agree with you more, thefiercelane.com and I hope you don’t mind me sharing your very informative post? I too am very interested in sharing information that can help couples improve their relationships. See (keeping the spark alive No 1) for another idea today and for more to come soon 🙂