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Touch between romantic partners: Being stroked is more pleasant than stroking and decelerates heart rate

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Touch has been found to entail positive effects in the person receiving it, whereas effects on the person giving touch have previously been unexplored. We investigated whether stroking the partner also is a pleasant experience for the person performing it, and whether it has similar effects on well-being and autonomic nervous function as being stroked or stroking oneself. Furthermore, we compared the hedonic and autonomic nervous effects of stroking the partner and self-stroking.

"Good sex can leave men with DEPRESSION - and it's called post-coital dysphoria"

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[This was submitted by a site member for sharing.

Not surprisinly, I think the observed symptoms have more to do with orgasm than with "coitus," and I can't get the researcher quoted in the piece to consider that possibility.]

It seems men can find sex as unfulfilling as women but they’ve been keeping this guilty secret to themselves for years

The traditional version of sex is that the man has a good time no matter what, then turns over and begins to snore, oblivious of his partner.

"Why Do Men Feel The NEED To Ejaculate When They Have Sex?" (blog)

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I liked this quotation at the end. I've asked her for the citation.

“All that we can surmise of humankinds genetic history argues for a more liberal sexual morality, in which sexual practices are to be regarded first as bonding devices and only second as a means for procreation.” ~ E.O. Wilson

Link to blog: https://www.confidentlovers.com/attached-to-ejaculation/

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