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Last modified: August 14th, 2019

Is a better sex life really linked to success in business? Experts say yes. Sex and success are two of the most widely studied human activities on earth. Research on how the two are linked is showing surprising results. The short result is, more and better sex leads directly to becoming better at business. Here’s why.

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1. Better Sex – More Creative

Sex releases all sorts of hormones, including endorphins and other body-produced chemicals that improve your mood. If you are in a good mood, you’ll be better at work. The recipe is sex and success.

Ladies, science says sex does a lot of good for you. An article at Chatelain says, “…studies have found that semen does contain several mood-altering hormones that can reduce depression, testosterone, estrogen, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, prolactin, and several different prostaglandins. Some of these changes have been detected in a woman’s blood within hours of exposure to semen.” Sex and success is a perfect combination for women.

But do these substances really make you better at work? IdeaFit says yes. The blog references a study in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. The blogger summarizes part of the study saying,”… women were generally found to be more creative when their levels of estrogen and luteinizing hormone increased.”

Gentlemen and ladies, oxytocin is something you need. Having sex makes sure you get a dose. “Oxytocin is released throughout the body, and it relaxes you and makes you feel closer to your partner. It’s also been recently found that this hormone enables cognitive flexibility pathways, fostering creative thinking and problem solving,” says an article at Inc Magazine. Want better business results? Punch up some Barry White on the stereo and have a helping of sex and success.

2. Better Sex – Sleep Better

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says poor sleep and sleep deprivation is dangerous. “If you are sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behavior, and coping with change. Sleep deficiency also has been linked to depression, suicide, and risk-taking behavior.” Risk-taking behavior of the bad kind, that is. Trying for the winning combination of sex and success is not risky.

Sex will help you sleep. “Yes, sex can actually make it easier to fall asleep. This is mostly because of the hormones that are released during the act. Sex boosts oxytocin (a hormone that makes you feel connected to your partner) and lowers cortisol (a stress-related hormone). Plus, having an orgasm releases a hormone called prolactin, which makes you feel relaxed and sleepy. All of that leads up to a nice, drowsy state that’s perfect for cuddling up and falling asleep.” says The National Sleep Foundation.

Sex can help you sleep better, which leads you to make better decisions. Yet another reason why sex and success are linked.

3. Better Sex – Less Stress

Every article that talks about the benefits of sex always lists stress relief as a reason to have sex. It is hard to be stressed while having sex. Stress just seems to melt away afterward. Plenty of studies show that the stress-reducing hormones hang around for a while. Stress hormones are more or less washed out. Less stress is a winner for you so sex and success needs to be a part of your business plan.

Sex and stress reduction is the most studied “sex and” correlation. Psychology Today takes a look at how sex reduces stress and how stress can actually limit sex. “Chronic stress affects the concentration of all sex hormones because the body produces stress hormones such as cortisol at the expense of sex hormones like testosterone. To fight stress, our body shuts down sex mechanisms so that we’re better able to deal with more urgent and immediate needs. This change, called the stress-shift in hormone production, helps us respond to life-threatening situations by focusing on hormone production for survival.” The article also has tips on how to overcome stress-related sex drive killers.

You’re going to perform better at work when you are not stressed. Sex and success continue to be a solid combination.

4. Better Sex – Better Immune System

Being out of work because of illness is a productivity killer. Sex boosts your immune system. The same articles and studies that give reasons for having sex also point to the boost to your ability to beat the bugs. Forbes refers to several studies in the article “Is Sex Necessary?” Having sex twice a week, according to the magazine, bumps your immunoglobulin A up by 30 percent. That’s not as much as 30 percent, but a solid 30 percent hike. That’s a healthy return on investment. We do not apologize for the pun.

Sex and success go together like a, well, yeah. As simple as that.

5. Better Sex – Feel Better

Sex leads to feeling better. When you feel better, you are going to perform better at work. A study of 40,000 people who had regular sex showed they also performed better at work. Business Insider even says regular sex can improve your chances for promotion. Certainly, the boost of creativity-spurring hormones is going to give your system a brain boost.

“10 Reasons to Have Sex Tonight” is a report on CBS News that covers the five points mentioned above and five more reasons. Science is still finding more evidence than sex and success go hand-in-hand.

You have the data from both sides of this equation. Think like a businessman and put the information to work. Your body and your business will certainly thank you.

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