Yes! You read it right. This lady was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, and the doctor asked her to increase the amount of sex she usually have.
This isn’t the first time that we hear about sex being able to cure some kind of disease that we didn’t know before. In the case of a certain Penny Sullivan (not her real name), when she went to see a doctor about her depressions, the doctor prescribed plenty of sex, in the words of the physician, ‘as much sex as she could handle’, according to whimn.com.au
Bipolar disorder is a condition that triggers mood, taking it from one extreme to another, it is also called manic depression. This condition makes the sufferer experience very low mood then afterwards, a bust of over-activeness which can make observers wonder what is going on with the sufferer.
While growing up Penny suffered from several medical conditions such as bulimia, and anorexia, even pulling out her own hair. She lived with this for a while until years later when she was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder. The physician she saw implored her to add exercise to her lifestyle as well as stop taking alcohol, these are like regular default advice.
After the default advice, the doctor then added the other thing, also have more sex that you would usually. Penny already has a very high sex drive which is more than regular but the new advice ignited a fresh fire into her according to whimn.com.au. She followed the doctor’s orders and was shocked to discover how more sex really helped elevate her mood.
The thing about orgasm is that it floods your system with lots of feel good hormones, and the hormones contain anti-depressant compound.
Penny speaks about on intimacy to cure bipolar disorder,
‘We don’t always have to have intercourse either, simply touching, cuddling or just fooling around and being connected can be just as great to get those feel goods,’
Does it really work?
It is general knowledge that sex can be very beneficial to the body and soul. During sex, some hormones are released into the body that helps reduces the level of stress, stress hormones called cortisol. A sexologist from Sydney, Australia, Isiah McKimmie joins the conversation,
‘Sex elevates our mood through the release of hormones and endorphins it causes in our brain,’. She continues,
‘It increases oxytocin (a love and bonding hormone,) serotonin (a happiness hormone) and dopamine levels.’ This hormones are helpful in the feel-good movement.
‘Additionally, semen contains mild anti-depressant compounds. Women who have unprotected sex with their partners have been shown to have elevated moods compared to women who always or mostly use condoms.’
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Unprotected sex with your partner will make it even better. Overall, an healthy sex lifestyle has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack and lower blood pressure. According to a 2010 published study in the American Journal of Cardiology, for men frequent sex can have positive effect on the male heart.
So, incase you know anyone or you’re going through depression, increase the amount of sex you’re having, the feel-good hormones will help you out.
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