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New Sex Research: Semen May Actually Cure Depression/Stress In Women

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To add onto the many health benefits which come along with having sex, scientist have discovered that semen can help cure women’s depression. However, the said semen has to come from sex.

Recently, psychologists have found that a woman’s happiness levels and sleep quality could be attributed to the quantity of semen going into her body during sex. But before you toss those problematic condoms into the dustbin, here’s what you should know:

The research
A study from the State University of New York interviewed 300 women about their sexual behaviour. These women were asked to fill out an anonymous questionnaire that addressed various aspects of their sexual behaviour, including how often they had sexual intercourse, when they last had sex, and whether or not they used condoms.

What did they find?
According to the research results, the researchers found a strong relationship with the usage of condoms and the female level of depression. Females who engaged in sexual intercourse without the use of condoms exhibited significantly lower depression level when compared to those who usually or always used condoms.
The researchers took other factors into consideration, like whether or not a woman was on birth control or any other type of contraceptive, or if she was in a relationship. Only the usage of condoms seemed to be the only thing that really had a direct relationship to the woman’s mood.

How exactly does semen help?
The results of the research shows that the vagina absorbs a number of components of semen that can be detected in the bloodstream within a few hours after an intercourse.
There are six main compounds of interest in the seminal plasma (it is the fluid portion of semen) namely, cortisol, estrogen, prostaglandins, oxytocin, melatonin, and serotonin. Estrogen, oxytocin, and prostaglandins are linked to reducing the levels of stress and depression. The chemical oxytocin is said to trigger feelings of affection, which helps to promote social bonding. Melatonin is a sleep-inducing hormone and serotonin is regarded by science as the best known antidepressant neurotransmitter.

How could the benefits possibly outweigh the risks that unprotected sex holds for many people?
One of the golden rules we have learned from our childhood is, if you are going to have casual sex, you should always, ALWAYS, use protection. This is the obvious flaw in the research. Even though the researchers say that unprotected sex can reduce female depression and increase the quality of sleep, having dozens of kids and getting sexually transmitted diseases probably aren’t good for a woman’s mood or sleep schedule. Regardless of the findings, this study does not advocate that people should abstain from using condoms.
Therefore researchers only suggest this methodology if you’re a woman in a monogamous relationship and taking birth control (or if you’re planning to get pregnant). If you are someone who fall into the above said category, skipping the condom could do wonders for your mood.

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LADIES!!! Learn How You Can Use Kegel Exercises To Achieve Orgasms During Sex

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After seeing that headline, you’re probably wondering what Kegel exercises are. So let’s get into that quickly.

Kegel Exercise

Kegel exercises are the rhythmic clenching and unclenching of the pubococcygeus (PC) muscles, which hold your pelvic organs in place and control urine flow. But your PCs also have a friskier function: They are the muscles responsible for the contractions you feel during climax.

Your pelvic muscles sit beneath all of your internal organs. They even support a baby as it grows inside of your uterus. They are known as levator muscles, which means that when they contract they raise your pelvic floor.

You can learn to identify these muscles by squeezing while you are trying to pee. The muscles that stop the flow of urine are your pelvic muscles. These are the same muscles that help you control your bowel movements. Your pelvic muscles can become weak if you’ve had a child or just haven’t exercised them throughout your life. Luckily, they can be strengthened by doing Kegels.

Orgasms can be hit or miss. Even when you have really good sex, getting to the big O can be difficult. In fact, only 25% of women report that they consistently climax during intercourse. That leaves the rest of us wishing for just a little more. Though very few women can orgasm from vaginal intercourse alone, you can increase your odds by strengthening your pelvic floor. Doing Kegels helps to tighten your pubococcygeal (PC) muscle, which is one of the muscles that contracts during orgasm. Though orgasmic contractions are voluntary, the more toned they are the easier it is for your body to use those muscles for orgasms. To make the deal even sweeter, some women report being able to climax in positions that they couldn’t before and some women even have multiple orgasms.

Imagine that. MULTIPLE ORGASMS.

The great thing about this workout: You can do it anytime, anywhere. In a bus, at your desk, in church. Anywhere you please and no one will have a clue. But don’t limit your workout to your free time.

Doing Kegels while you’re masturbating will enhance your solo sessions and squeezing your love muscles when you’re actually having sex will increase the pleasure for both of you.

How to get started:

– Find the right muscles. To identify your pelvic floor muscles, stop urination in midstream. Once you’ve identified your pelvic floor muscles you can do the exercises in any position, although you might find it easiest to do them lying down at first.

Warning: Don’t make a habit of using Kegel exercises to start and stop your urine stream. Doing Kegel exercises while emptying your bladder can actually lead to incomplete emptying of the bladder which increases the risk of a urinary tract infection. The only reason stopping urination is the first thing you do is so you can identify your pelvic floor muscles. Once you’ve identified them, you don’t need to do it while you pee anymore.

– Perfect your technique. To do Kegels, imagine you are sitting on a marble and tighten your pelvic muscles as if you’re lifting the marble. Try it for three seconds at a time, then relax for a count of three.

– Maintain your focus. For best results, focus on tightening only your pelvic floor muscles. Be careful not to flex the muscles in your abdomen, thighs or buttocks. Avoid holding your breath. Instead, breathe freely during the exercises.

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Intelligence Is Passed To Kids From Mothers, Not From Fathers – Scientists Find Out

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Scientists have recently found that the intelligence comes from the female X chromosome, which has more than over 1,000 genes, many of which influence the perception level.

According to Higher Perspective, up until now, it was believed that both parents contribute to the intelligence of the child, and this is not completely untrue. Many studies have found that genetics is not a simple field of research. It is recommended that people approach these findings from an objective point of view.

A chromosome is a thread-like formation that has protein and nucleic acids, which transfer and store genetic information. Every single body cell has a pair of chromosomes, and while men carry 1 X and 1 Y chromosome, females carry 2 X chromosomes.

The genetic property of gender-specific genes are either deactivated or activated, depending on the specific selection and genetic characteristics. Moreover, while the deactivated genes do not influence the genetic development, the activated genes do so. Therefore, in case the mother impacts a characteristic, the paternal genes are deactivated, and vice versa.

Yet, as women have 2 X chromosomes, the chances are that they will affect the cognitive abilities of the child. Intelligence is considered to be a gender-specific gene that comes from the mothers, and researchers have found that genetically modified mice treated with maternal genetic chromosomes had an abnormally greater brain and skull, but a smaller body.

On the other hand, the ones treated with greater paternal genetic chromosome amounts had a larger body but developed a smaller brain and skull.

Additionally, researchers found 6 areas that contain exclusively either paternal or maternal genes. Another Scottish study showed that a mother’s IQ is the most potent indicator of intelligence.

However, it is a fact that the intellectual development of children is also affected by nutrition and nurturing, but mothers undoubtedly play a huge role in the intelligence of their child and the power of its brain.

Forbes concludes: “Intelligence is complicated. While maybe half of our intelligence as we currently define and measure it is inherited, that proportion is in turn fractured into many genetic variants scattered across our genomes.

These variants operate together in various ways to form what we view as intelligence. And each of those fragments of heredity that contributes is itself subject to a host of environmental factors, both in its immediate molecular world and inputs to the whole organism, that will influence function.

And that influence continues after birth as an ongoing mutual interplay of gene variants and environment. It’s layer upon layer upon layer of interacting pieces.”




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Researchers Explain What Getting Pimples Says About Your Health

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Your skin (including fingernails and hair) is a reflection of your health. According to a technique called ‘face mapping,’ various areas of the face reflect the health status of various internal organs.
“Face mapping is the ability to see the reflection of the body’s organs on each part of the face by observing the face’s complexion — such as luster, dullness, and color— as well as the tongue and face expression,” explains Chinese scholar and co-founder of the skincare line Baszicare Chapman Lee.
The practice of face mapping dates back several thousands of years, and is the product of (mainly) Chinese and Indian medical practitioners. The concept of face mapping has slightly evolved to include newer dermatological findings; though the central idea remains the same: where you’re breaking out is a reflection of what’s going on in your body.

HERE IS WHAT THE SIX AREAS OF YOUR FACE – AND THE PRESENCE OF ACNE REVEALS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH:
CHEEKS: According to face mappers, your cheek area is associated with lung function.
Medical conditions such as bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or some kind of respiratory failure, may present with acne around one or both cheeks. Heavy smokers are also more likely to develop skin problems around the cheek area. Taking care of allergies and avoiding smoking are two ways to clear up this area of the face.

CHIN AND MOUTH: The chin and mouth are related to the upper gastrointestinal tract. Skin problems in this area may be due to poor eating habits, e.g., overconsuming fast foods and processed foods. To keep breakouts from occurring in this area, consider eating a natural, fresh-foods-only diet. Also, make sure to get plenty of fiber, which helps ease digestion.
The chin area is associated with the kidneys – which contain the byproducts of metabolism – and the urinary tract (bladder, ureters, and urethra.) PMS symptoms often cause inflammation of the skin around the chin area, as well. Reducing your stress and toxins exposure is paramount to clearing up problems around these areas.

FOREHEAD – LOWER: Ancient schools of Chinese and Indian medicine taught that the lower forehead is connected to your mind and spirit. The surfacing of acne, pimples, and other blemishes may be due to prolonged bouts of anxiety and stress.
The area around your eyebrows is indicative of liver health. As such, acne here may indicate that you ingest too many harmful toxins (e.g., alcohol, fast food, nicotine.) Preventing acne requires elimination or moderation of toxin exposure and a fresh, low-fat diet.

FOREHEAD – UPPER: The area where your hairline begins and ends is the upper part of the forehead. Chinese and Indian medicine practitioners believe that this area is linked to the lower intestines, or lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Acne in this area may indicate problems with digestion.

Rectifying skin issues around the upper forehead requires the consumption of plenty of antioxidants (berries, green tea, lemon water, etc.). Also, make sure to eat foods that are rich in dietary fiber (artichokes, peas, beans, lentils).

NOSE: Skin areas around the nose can often be linked with the lungs and respiratory system. Also, oily skin and dehydration in this area may lead to blackheads and pimples.
Cardiovascular problems are also linked to skin health around this area. Try to limit your exposure to stress – and see if blemishes around your beak clear up (who knows, right?!)

Other ways to avoid breakouts around the nose is to eat a healthy, natural diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Make sure to wash your face using the appropriate type of wash for your skin type and sensitivity.

 

Additional Information from Positive Energy




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