Carin Goldstein, MFT: Whether you're a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, "mommyhood" is a 24-hour juggling act allowing for little downtime and relaxation. Therefore, getting in the mood for a "sexy time" doesn't happen easily. Here are five truths that will inspire you to "get busy" with your man -- and (hopefully) hate sex less:
1) Sex has a positive trickle-down effect.
The more you have, the more you want! It's how our brains are wired.
2) Goodbye, Prozac; hello, sex.
Research has shown that having an active sex life reduces depression and anxiety.
3) Sex is the ultimate natural high.
When you reach orgasm, oxytocin (the bonding hormone) is released, and an amnesic effect takes over -- which can last for up to five hours. Not too shabby!
4) Sex makes your body firmer.
Regular sex can tighten up your tummy and tush, plus improve posture.
5) Regular sex will get you a husband who worships the ground you walk on.
It is a biological fact that most men connect and bond through touch (read: physical affection); therefore, regular sex will make your man feel closer to you emotionally, and he'll subsequently be more attentive and more focused on YOUR needs! Now, what wife/mother wouldn't like that?!
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