Want to Beat Depression? Consider Sex as Therapy!

That's right. You read that correctly. You need to take your medicine, if you want to get better. You've heard this advice all your life, and, if you've got children, you've told them pretty much the same thing. Now it's your turn. Sex is good for you, and what's more, it can help you relieve the symptoms of depression. The best part is that you've already got all the equipment you'll need, and maintenance of that equipment means using it on a regular basis. If you're struggling with low libido, ask your doctor how you can restore your oomph.

Rx for Stress

Sometimes you just have to force yourself to do something, even if, at that particular moment, it's not all that appealing. When you're depressed, the thought of engaging in sex seems like more trouble than it's worth, and your libido isn't operating at maximum strength, either. Does that mean sex is out of the question? Doesn't have to be. Not every act of intimacy needs to end in intercourse. Consider your options — when it comes to romance, there are quite a few.

Cuddle, Snuggle, Neck, and Pet

Human touch is a great healer. Massage is a great stress reducer, and it's something you and your partner can do for each other. Foot rubs, back rubs, neck and shoulder rubs — pick one or all and relax. You may decide to talk or not, but you'll find that the topics that come to mind, while you're getting or giving a massage, are of a pleasant nature. With that comes a sense of increased well-being. And who knows what this might lead to? It's definitely worth the effort.

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