Sex An Antidepressant For Lonely Seniors
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Sex An Antidepressant For Lonely Seniors

January 30, 2020 | Sex | By Lisa Smith

The relationship between sex and depression has always been the fact that depression reduces sex drive and depletes your desire to feel attractive. Recent studies have now shown that sex can actually act as an antidepressant and work as a mood enhancer in lonely seniors.

How does depression affect your sex drive?

Depression has so many negative effects on your sex drive, some of which include

1. Kills your mood

Depression is a mental illness and results in a poor mood for sexual activities. Depression will make you emotionally uninterested in sex or sexual activities.

2. Loss of desire

Depression will put you in a state of mind where you lose interest in a lot of things, this includes killing your desire to have sex or participate in sexual activities.

3. Difficulty in reaching orgasm

Orgasms are as much physical as they are mental. Depression can cause difficulties in reaching orgasms.

4. Sex becomes less enjoyable

Depression kills your mood for sex, makes you lose desire and makes it difficult to reach orgasms; making sex less enjoyable and pleasurable.

How does sex work as an antidepressant for lonely seniors

Sex has been prescribed by doctors as an antidepressant for lonely seniors. Its functions include,

1. Works as a mood enhancer

Sexual activities lead to the release of oxytocin which is a happiness hormone, elevating mood in general. Recent studies suggest that semen provides mood-boosting hormones and chemical compounds for women.

2. Intimate close bonding can heal the brain

Depression is a mental illness that affects the brain. Having intimate close bonds can help heal the brain of depression. What better way to have intimate close bonding than sex.

3. Intimate relationships will make you less lonely.

Intimate relationships with lots of sex will create a bond between two people that aren’t easily broken. This will make it difficult for involved parties to feel lonely as they have each other to show love and affection.

How can lonely adults revive their sex drive?

Now you know sex can work as an antidepressant for lonely seniors, how can you revive your sex drive to benefit from this? Here are a few tips that might help.

1. Deal with your depression

One important thing to do is to try to fix your depression or your partner’s. This can be done with therapy, lifestyle changes, or even medication. Once depression is dealt with, sex drive will definitely improve.

2. Talk to your doctor

If you looking to revive your sex drive it’s important to talk to your doctor who will examine you and give you the best route to follow with your treatment. As individuals differ so does their treatment. A doctor knows the best and quickest treatment to help you revive your sex drive

3. Seduce him/her

You might need to spice things up in the bedroom to help revive your sex drive. A bit of seduction and foreplay maybe all you need after all.

4. Spend intimate moments together

Depression can make you less interested in spending time with people. In order to help revive your sex drive, you must spend intimate moments with your partner. You can go on dates, have a walk in the park, or just find things you can do together.

5. Unwind

Since stress and depression reduce sex drive, unwinding will help revive and boost libido. Things like a couple’s massage, bath, and erotica books and shows will do a lot of good.

Sex is a great way to combat depression in lonely adults. Have more orgasms today and watch yourself live a happier life.

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