Embrace Joy Chapter 9
- Embrace Joy (VIDEO)
- What Is Joy?
- The Biology of Joy (VIDEO)
- Joy & Your Brain
- Born Joyful or Raised Joyful?
- The Joy of Motherhood (VIDEO)
- A Mother's Love
- Maternal bond
- Ecstasy & Intimacy
- Joy and Relationships (VIDEO)
- Love & Marriage
- Community & Compassion
- Job Satisfaction
- Mindful Awareness and Faith
- Who Has Joy?
- Follow Your Bliss
- Joy & Longevity (VIDEO)
- Long Happy Life
Ecstasy & Intimacy
The thrill of new romance revs up your brain! Partners' intimacy can improve their mood, immunity, blood pressure and more.
Your Brain in Love
Sex and HealthHaving sex boosts your health in significant ways.
Scientists at Wilkes University at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, tested college students for a specific immune factor. They found that students who reported having sex more frequently had more of the factor—Immunoglobulin A—than students having sex less frequently or not at all.
A Scottish study found that sexually active participants reported coping better in stressful situations than their less active or abstinent counterparts. The more sexually active folks also had lower blood pressure, even during the stressful situations.
The anecdotal tales of people dying of heart attacks during sex are not statistically significant. In fact, in a British study, men who had sex twice or more per week had a 50% lower risk of heart attack than those who had sex once or twice a month. READ MORE
The hormone oxytocin surges during orgasm. Oxytocin, the “love” hormone, also raises a person's pain threshold by stimulating the release of feel-good endorphins. It also promotes better sleep.
Men have a lower risk of prostate cancer when they ejaculate 5 or more times weekly, compared with those men who ejaculate only once or twice a week. Multiple studies, across many age groups, have found similar risk reduction among more sexually active men. LESS
theVisualMD Wishes to Thank our Scientific Collaborators:
- Deepak Chopra, MD
- Audrey Chun, MD - Geriatrician Medical Director
Martha Stewart Center for Living Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
- Tereza Hubkova, MD
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
- Mark Liponis, MD
Corporate Medical Director, Canyon Ranch
- Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Interpersonal Neurobiologist UCLA School of Medicine/Mindsight Institute
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