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Tuesday 17 October 2017

There's a reason why hotel sex is better than regular sex

Kissing couple
Kissing couple
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Ever wondered why hotel sex is better than the regular kind?

Science has a reason.

A psychotherapist and sex counselor has revealed the reason it can be better relies on a combination of factors - the release of hormones not normally available and the sheer novelty of being away from home/

Ian Kerner, best-selling author of She Comes First, told the Huffington Post: "The novelty of the hotel room is going to stimulate dopamine transmission in the brain, which pays a big role in arousal and sexual excitement."

"There's a psychological mindset when people check into a hotel that they can pamper themselves. There’s something a little luxurious, languorous, sumptuous about a hotel that lends itself to feeling sexual."

Kerner added that women in particular are naturally more relaxed in a hotel setting, which reduces stress levels and become more susceptible to satisfaction.

"For sexual arousal to occur, especially in women, parts of the brain associated with anxiety and stress need to turn off," he said.

"So I often advise couples to turn their bedroom into a love nest that’s free from distractions. I think a hotel , as a sort of generic luxury,automatically helps people tune out the anxiety.

"Sometimes sex therapists often advise patients to switch up their sex scripts and try having sex in different positions, or try having sex in different rooms. So inherently, going to a hotel is going to provide a break in the routine that’s also going to be stimulating."

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