It Does A Body Good: 10 Reasons to Have Sex…Even When You Don’t Want To!

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3. Pain Reliever

Have sore muscles from working out or a headache? Try having sex before reaching for the ibuprofen. During sex, levels of oxytocin increase five times their normal level, releasing endorphins that alleviate pain. Have cramps? Sex also prompts production of estrogen, which reduces the pain of PMS. Try it before you reach for the over-the-counter stuff – unless you have a migraine or your man is out of town. But if he’s around, ask him to help take your pain away!

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