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Can lack of sex have an effect on your mental health?


The lack of physical contact can leave some people feeling seriously down in the dumps.
“When people have sex they’re usually having skin-to-skin contact, and this kind of contact is the first primal way we as humans get comfo…



The lack of physical contact can leave some people feeling seriously down in the dumps.
“When people have sex they’re usually having skin-to-skin contact, and this kind of contact is the first primal way we as humans get comforted [as babies with our mothers],” Cooper explained.
“Sexual connection gives partners loads of skin-to-skin caressing and touch and can help to regulate one another’s moods,” Cooper said. This is generally through the release of the feel-good hormone oxytocin.
Thankfully, studies suggest a lack of sexual activity is not going to cause clinical depression.

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