Besides headaches, sex can also relieve other forms of pain for up to two days, such as menstrual cramps, and chronic back and leg pain, says Barry Komisaruk, a psychology professor at Rutgers University. He also asserts that self-stimulation of the front wall of the vagina (where the G-spot is located) can produce a powerful analgesic effect, thereby
increasing pain tolerance by as much as 50 per cent. In a study published in Biological Psychology, researchers from the University of the West of Scotland say women responded better to stressful situations when they had
intercourse at least once in the previous two weeks, compared to those who abstained or engaged in other sexual activities. The former were less uptight about speaking in public and doing verbal arithmetic, due to the stress-busting hormones – endorphins and oxytocin – the
body releases during sex.