Your partner doesn’t love cuddling as much as you do? Some people live to cuddle and latch onto their partner every chance they get. Other reserve cuddling for the bedroom as a build up for the main event.
Research suggests that there’s more to cuddling than meets the eye. The health benefits of cuddling will surely convince you to make time for it.
It Makes You Feel Sexy
The clearest advantage of cuddling is to physically draw closer to your partner. Cuddling can lead to a nice sexy time or loving time after sex but also a chemical bonus too.
Studies show that “There is also the release of dopamine, which is an excitatory hormone that increases sexual desire”. Plus, sex is healthy for fitness and mental reasons, too. So it’s a win-win.
It Feels Good
Cuddling releases oxytocin, which is also known as the feel-good hormone. It can also release endorphins, which is the chemical released after a good workout or when you eat chocolate.
It Reduces Stress and Blood Pressure
“Hugging, kissing, or more physical acts of touch increases oxytocin levels, which is a ‘bonding’ hormone-this chemical reaction can help to reduce blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease, but it can also help to reduce stress and anxiety,”Catherine A. Connors
It Bonds Women with Babies and Partners
Cuddling is healthy for people because of the obvious factor of emotional attachment.
“Oxytocin is a neuropeptide that is closely linked to childbirth and breastfeeding, and a recent study shows that it has a biological role in bonding between mother and baby,”Dr. Fran Walfish
It Helps You Communicate Better
“Most people want to feel understood, and communication is the vehicle by which they transmit understanding and empathy. Non-verbal communication can be a very powerful way to say to your partner, ‘I get you,'”
“Cuddling is a way of saying, ‘I know how you feel.’ It allows us to feel known by our partner in ways that words can’t convey.”David Klow