This just in: Sex makes you feel better. The Daily Mail reports.
Having sex appears to improve a person's ability to cope with stress for up to a week, say scientists from the University of Paisley.
Oxytocin plays a major role in the parasympathetic nervous system, counteracting the effects of cortisol and other fight-or-flight hormones.
(I always thought the soothing side of the nervous system should be called "sympathetic," rather than parasympathetic. Oh, well.)