5 Health Benefits of Cuddling

There is a very high possibility that you were surprised when you saw the title of this article. People cuddle just for the fun of it or to show affection. If you are currently not a big fan of cuddling, after reading this, you would understand that you should definitely create time for cuddling.

Here are some benefits of cuddling that might surprise you.

1. It feels good

We never knew this, but cuddling releases oxytocin which is also known as the love hormone. It increases overall happiness. Cuddling, holding and sexual play releases chemicals like oxytocin in the brain that creates a sense of well-being and happiness. Cuddling can also release endorphin’s which help to improve the mood.

2. It reduces blood pressure and stress

Hugging, kissing or more physical sexual contacts increase oxytocin levels. This chemical reaction can help to reduce stress and blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease and anxiety.

3. It helps to relieve pain

The release of oxytocin will decrease your pain levels. Whenever your shoulders or any part of your body hurts you rub it right. Even simple touches like that release enough oxytocin to make you feel better, so imagine the effect cuddling has.

4. It boosts your immune system

Oxytocin can sometimes be referred to as the feel-good home. This feel-good hormone makes you feel like you can’t be hurt by anything. It also increases hormones, that help fight infection and this basically improves your immune system. So why popping more antibiotic pills when you can simple cuddle to improve your immune system?

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5. Cuddling reduces social anxiety

Oxytocin inspires positive thinking and this helps to you have a positive outlook on the world. This means that merely getting hugged will boost your self-confidence and even help you to take one task, that you ordinarily find difficult.


Hopefully, you can now see that apart from the emotional connection and satisfaction you might get from cuddling, it also has some very important health benefits. So why don’t you cuddle someone, today or tomorrow or even next, hug someone at least once a week.

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