A psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri on Saturday advised married women to make love with their spouses in order to prevent depression and gain happiness.
Kadiri, the Medical Director of Pinnacle Medical Services gave the advice in an interview with our reporter in Lagos.
Pinnacle is a health and wellness center for psychological, behavioral, and mental health related issues.
According to her, making love is not just to nourish a woman’s body, but it is also beneficial to her mental health.
“As women, there is need for us to make our spouses our best friends if we want to be mentally healthy.
“Studies have shown that women who make love more and in long term relationships were less likely to be depressed than women who did not.
“So, making love a lot is important and essential. It is a remedy to curing women from having persistent headache.
“Low libido, which leads to depression, should be looked into. A woman can be depressed when that drive that she used to have is no more there.
“Frequent active s.e.x can play good roles toward women’s sense of well being and quality of life,’’ Kadiri said.
She explained that s.e.x was not just for procreation and to have children, adding that it could create bonding, good companionship and sound sleep.
Kadiri, popularly called ‘celebrity shrink’, urged women dealing with depression to frequently indulge in s.e'x, while boosting their self-esteem.
She also advised women who are over-weight to also involve in active s.e.x, saying doing so will boost endorphins which are happy hormones.
“The happy hormones will make them lose some calories as well as sleep better.
”Orgasms trigger the release of endorphins which are happy hormones secreted by the brain that act as effective painkillers,’’ she said.
She added that s.e.
x was not only beneficial to the men, but especially to women because it was capable of freeing them from stress.
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