How often do you just relax and do nothing but cuddle? It is highly likely that you rarely do it. If you are a man, you just do not like doing it. For women, the craving for cuddling might be urgent, but the man just isn’t responding. Be it as it may, what are the benefits of cuddling and touch? It turns out that no matter the types of cuddling positions involved, the show of intimacy is beneficial to both men and women.
Here are some of the most obvious benefits of cuddling and touch:
Increasing the Feeling of Happiness
Did you know that cuddling helps to release the feel-good hormone, oxytocin, which helps improve your mood? As the levels of oxytocin begin to increase in the body, you will begin to feel happier. It also helps boost social recognition and the likelihood of reaching orgasm in women.
Apart from helping you feel happier, cuddling is known to be effective when it comes to boosting immunity. This was proved in a study in which several adults were exposed to the common cold virus. Part of these group of adults was given hugs even as they were monitored for the disease.
Did you know that cuddling before intercourse leads to the production of dopamine, which excites the nerves and boosts sexual desire? One of the most popular cuddling positions is hugging. Do it and you will end up having more sex which will make your relationship stronger?
As your oxytocin levels increase, you will feel happier and begin to think more positively. If you are attending a function where you hardly know anyone, you will feel more relaxed and ready to engage socially if you receive a hug at the door.
Communication is not just about talking to each other. One of the benefits of cuddling and touch it that is can enhance communication in your relationship. No matter how strained your relationship is, cuddling will make the two of you feel closer.
Oxytocin is not just good for making you feel happier. It also plays a role in reducing pain levels. No matter the part of the body that’s in pain, cuddling will bring greater relief sooner than later. So if your partner asks, ‘why cuddle?’ tell them it can take away that pain in no time.
It is natural to want to be close to another human being, especially that of the opposite sex. The more you engage in cuddling, the closer you will bond with your loved ones. Don’t just cuddle for your own sake. By taking into consideration your partner’s needs, you will draw them closer to you.
Lowering Blood Pressure
No matter the types of cuddling positions you engage in, the body benefits through the increase of the levels of oxytocin. The effect of this hormone is to lower blood pressure and the heart rate.
Did you know that cuddling can help easily fall asleep? This is mainly to the high oxytocin levels produced due to cuddling. If there is anything that cuddling does, it relieves stress, releases oxytocin, and helps you sleep easily.
Improving Heart Health
When stressed, it is the heart that takes the biggest toll. Hugging has been established to have the ability to lower the heart rate and blood pressure. This is good for the overall health of the heart.
Did you know?
Due to the great importance of cuddling, people are now paying professionals to do it for them. Some of them are physically disabled or aren’t able to form intimate relationships. Most of the people who go out seeking professional cuddling services do so growing anxiety and depression. After all, research that has been done on cuddling has shown that touch can help to lower blood pressure and heart rate. But this form of cuddling is mainly platonic, non-sexual, and non-commitment. If you must hire someone to cuddle make sure it is a professional therapist.