Want to keep calm during a speech? Have sex beforehand.
A study by Scottish psychologist Stuart Brody examined the affect of sexual activity prior to stressful activities like giving a speech.Â During the study, 50 men and women monitored their sexual activity during a two week period.Â
Brody then analyzed the impact on stressful activities like giving a speech.Â He found that the subjects that were having regular sexual intercourse felt less stress during and after the stressful event.
â€œThe effects are not attributable simply to the short-term relief afforded by orgasm but rather endure for at least a week,â€ Brody told New Scientist magazine.
Brody said that the release of the â€œpair bondingâ€ hormone oxytocin might be the cause the calming effect.