7 Reasons to Have Sex This Week!

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Ew, Mondays — for many adults, the start of the workweek is the most stressful day of the week. “People often feel more frustrated and rushed on Mondays,” explains Jennifer Freed, PhD, a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Santa Barbara, Calif. You’re in luck: Stress relief is among the many health benefits of sex. Studies attribute this to oxytocin, the hormone your body releases before and during climax — oxytocin stimulates feelings of warmth and relaxation. “If you and your partner plan ahead for Monday night sex, it’s something to look forward to throughout the day when things start to overwhelm you,” Dr. Lieberman says. View AllLast Updated: 10/25/11