Couples who hug, kiss and otherwise find ways to get close everyday may have fewer stress hormones coursing through their bodies, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that among 51 German couples they followed for one week, those who reported more physical contact during a given day -- whether it was sexual intercourse or just holding hands -- generally had lower levels of the "stress" hormone cortisol. Read more
Monday, November 17, 2008
Physical Intimacy Fights Stress
Science confirms what we already knew: intimacy fights stress.