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Can endorphins increase energy levels during sexual intercourse?

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Dr. Zenab Tambawala

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Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2016 in Women's Health
Question: HCMP 14049:
Can the endorphins released during sex help with energy levels? I use to be very sexual active and had high energy levels however my situation has changed recently and I rarely have sex / orgasm and have noticed my energy levels have also fallen. Please advise if this is possible?
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Answered by Dr. Zenab Tambawala 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
menopausal?

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Have you been through menopause recently?
Are you having your periods?

Do you also have dryness of vagina?
Have you considered HRT?

Do let me know so I can help you .

Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Zenab Tambawala 2 hours later
Hi,
I am not menopausal nor premenopausal.
I have never had regular periods in my life.
Note the question was really orientated around a theory I have, namely that I use to have lots of sex until I met my current partner who gas a low libido. It's not my libido that has reduced it the amount of sex that I recurve XXXXXXX to my partners lie sex drive. Hence XXXXXXX to the reduction of sex and subsequent endorphins released could this be contributing to my fatigue and depression?
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Answered by Dr. Zenab Tambawala 15 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
hi there,
yes you are correct. The endocrine system especially the endorphins and other hormones which aid sexually pleasure are dependent on feedback.

if your partner has a lower drive it will cause you also to have a lower one and vice versa.

And any change from the usual can cause to feel uncomfortable and if continued over a few months , especially if you do not feel satisfied may make you have depressive symptoms.
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