Stress makes you tired, distracted and unmotivated to do anything, much less have sex. When a woman is stressed, the hormonal changes in her body trigger a chemical reaction causing sex hormone–binding globulin to bind with testosterone cells, so they’re unavailable for libido and sexual response. ~Laura Berman, Ph.D., director of the Berman Center for women’s sexual health in Chicago.
Do you ever feel too tired or stressed out for sex? You are not alone! Stress is a pandemic in today’s culture – and for many people, enemy #1 of your sex life.
Taking steps to reduce stress is always beneficial – say “no” to more things you don’t really want to do. Meditate. Exercise. Dance. We all know the things that help reduce stress – but sometimes they end up feeling like just one more thing on the to-do list!
One of the best stress relievers is SEX – but the tricky thing is that if you are stressed out, you probably aren’t in the mood for sex. So how do you bridge this gap?
The answer: MASSAGE. Massage slays stress AND builds an affectionate, intimate connection with your partner. It also taps into responsive desire – more on that ahead. For many people, 5-10 minutes of massage can totally change your body chemistry and start the erotic gears turning.
Here are a few podcast episodes where we discuss the many erotic benefits of massage. Listen in, and click here to check out our Couples Massage Mastery online course and get your exclusive discount.