Men everywhere have a lot to smile about with the results of a study released by the State University of New York. This study shows that women who perform oral sex are happier and less likely to suffer from depression. The researchers used a survey to ask 293 college-age females on the SUNY-Albany campus questions about sex.
As part of the survey, respondents were asked to fill out the Beck Depression Inventory, which is a common diagnostic tool mental health professionals use to measure mood. The results of the survey were quite intriguing.
The results showed that women who regularly practice oral sex are less likely to be depressed. In addition, the results showed that women who engaged in regular sexual intercourse were less likely to be depressed than women who were abstinent.
Adding further to the evidence that semen is good for women’s mental health, the survey showed that women who had regular intercourse without condoms were less likely to be depressed than women who had regular sex with condoms.
The researchers used this evidence to suggest that it is the consumption of semen rather than the sexual act that gives women the mood-enhancing effects.. The researchers noted that semen has been shown to be a heady cocktail of mood-altering chemicals.
The list of mood-altering chemicals in semen starts with serotonin, which is the strongest antidepressant neurotransmitter found in the body. Semen also contains oxytocin, which is commonly known as the “love chemical.” Oxytocin creates feeling of well-being and helps create affection.
Another mood-altering chemical found in semen is melatonin, which relaxes people and helps them get better sleep. Semen also includes the chemicals estrone and cortisol, which are both known for their abilities to improve mood and reduce stress. Another benefit of semen is that it contains thyrotropin-releasing hormone, which is a natural antidepressant.
With all of the mood-improving chemical components found in semen, it is little wonder that the researchers discovered the results that women who engage in regular sex without condoms feel happier.
While this is promising research, it does not mean that the researchers are encouraging women to engage in unprotected sex. The risks of sexually transmitted diseases outweigh the antidepressant benefits of unprotected sex.
However, for women in long-term relationships, the results of the study suggest that they have a natural and enjoyable method available to help them improve their mood and fight depression.