Doing This One Thing Right After Sex Can Improve Your Relationship

All you cuddlers out there, get ready to celebrate. Research out of the University of Toronto Mississauga, has shown that cuddling after nooky can be good for your relationship. The study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, shows that "kissing, caressing, and loving talk" after intercourse are all associated with greater sexual and relationship satisfaction. anigif_enhanced-18474-1414525016-74 Oxytocin is probably the reason this happens. It is released in our brains as a result of pleasurable physical contact and has been shown to increase bonding. Staying side by side after making love can also act as a form of non verbal communication. "It can help you relax, inhibit any sensations of pain—emotional or physical—and help reinforce to your partner that you are invested and committed to them," says Van Kirk. Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.02.13 PM Van Kirk also points out that staying physically close can lead to more sex. Being in contact can help keep you aroused for round two. According to the study, parents seem to benefit most from a cuddle while women also reported greater benefits (although men found improved relationships too). How much time do you need to devote to your cuddling? 15 minutes seems to be the minimum or at least that appears to be the magic number for the couples that reported the most happiness in their relationships. Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_102052" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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