Can laughter help you have better sex?
Your relationship and sex life are intertwined, and while sex does not determine the quality of a relationship, bad sex can hurt the longevity of a relationship. This is not a laughing matter and one which should be taken seriously.
However, if you are too serious about things you could actually be doing more harm than good. You’ve heard “laughter is the best medicine” and there is scientific proof that is true. Laughter and sex are very similar in the state your body feels after the fact. Both raise the feel-good hormones in your body and leave you feeling relaxed and great.
Having Better Sex with Laughter
According to Laughter Therapist and Trainer Helene Grover who runs Laughter and Humour workshops: “Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones such as cortisone and adrenaline and triggers the release of endorphins – the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. A good belly-laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
Grover further states, “Laughter and humour are also useful in generating closer connection with a partner, sharing a bit of humour, some fun and a together burst of laughter stimulates closeness.
Having sex also releases endorphins, so both laughter and sex are a perfect combination, we could call it having a “double endorphin cocktail” all for better sex.
As you can see sharing a good laugh with your partner can have lasting effects on your relationship and your sex life. Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping your relationship fresh and exciting. Laughter adds to the emotional bonds you have already formed and increased joy, vitality and resilience. Humour is a powerful and effective way to heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. Laughter unites people during difficult times.
For many couples who are struggling with their sex life, most times they also have very little laughter or humour in their relationship. They stopped having the fun they used to have early in the relationship and they now are too serious about sex and it becomes more of a chore.
Incorporating more humour into your life does not mean you have to become a stand-up comedian and continually keep your partner laughing, but simply look for ways to take things less seriously and laugh a bit more every day has noticeable effects. Your daily interactions will quickly improve the quality of your relationship and it allows you to become more spontaneous.
The increase in impromptu laughter lightens the mood and will lead to more frequent and better sex quality. Having sex should be fun, to share a laugh and be playful together. It can certainly lead to a heightened sense of pleasure as laughter uses some of the same pathways in the brain that are used by orgasms. So it’s a great way to get your mind open and ready to maximize the pleasure.
Always be on the look-out or open to trying new things in the bedroom that are not only fun but laughable. For example, plastic sheets and baby oily are sexy but funny combinations. The slipping and sliding will definitely give you some new things to laugh about, while at the same time as heightening your pleasure as the sensations of your bodies together will feel very different.
If you want to avoid the mess of the plastic sheets, change up the condoms you use or introduce something else into your sex life. The list is seemingly endless for types of condoms to new toys to use. Make a date to visit your nearest sex shop together and each picks something out to surprise your partner.
Not only will the anticipation of what your partner picked enhance the foreplay, but it can also be a great laugh when you see them with it or use it. The bottom line is to have fun and laugh about it. Remember, your laughter is opening your mind up and drawing you closer to your lover even before the first kiss of the night.
Couples who have a positive and relaxed attitude about sex, significantly increase their ability to experience intense and frequent orgasms. Their relationship is stronger, happier and more emotionally satisfying. Start improving your sex life today with a great laugh.