In weird, but true, sex news…a study from the Archives of Sexual Behavior (2002) found a negative correlation between women’s exposure to semen (oral or genital) and depressive symptoms.
I know what you are saying to yourself, “English please!”…basically…
Ladies, cum makes us happier.
Researchers asked 293 women to complete two surveys: one that assessed details about their sex lives (with condom-use as an indicator), and another that analyzed their mental makeup (the Beck-depression scale). Afterwards, the researchers estimated the seminal plasma circulating in the women’s systems, and compared it against their survey data.
Not only were females who were having sex without condoms less depressed, but depressive symptoms and suicide attempts among females who used condoms were proportional to the consistency of condom use. For females who did not use condoms, depression scores went up as the amount of time since their last sexual encounter increased.
The researchers found these data are consistent with the possibility that semen may antagonize depressive symptoms and evidence, which shows that the vagina absorbs a number of components of semen that can be detected in the bloodstream within a few hours of “administration”. These findings are based on the “mood-altering chemicals” present in semen—including cortisol, which is linked to affection; oxytocin, which can elevate mood; and serotonin, which has antidepressant properties—for her health boost.
Don’t get any ideas though…sex without protection runs the risk of a STD…and that…is bound to make everyone involved unhappy. So test first, play later!