A Nigerian psychiatrist, Dr Maymunah Kadiri recently advised married women to have regular sex in order to prevent depression.
Kadiri, the Medical Director of Pinnacle Medical Services gave the advice in an interview with theÂ News Agency of NigeriaÂ in Lagos.
According to her, sex is not just to nourish a womanâs body, it is also beneficial for her mental health.
âAs women, there is need for us to make our spouses our best friends if we want to be mentally healthy.
âStudies have shown that women who have more active sex and are in long-termÂ relationships are less likely to be depressed than women who go without sex.
âSo, more sex is important and essential. It is a remedy for persistent headache in women.
âLow sexual drive, which leads to depression, should be looked into. A woman can be depressed when her sexual drive drops.
âFrequent sex can play a role in womenâs sense of well being and quality of life,ââ Kadiri said.
She explained that sex was not just for procreation, adding that it could create bonding, good companionship and sound sleep.
Kadiri, popularly called âcelebrity shrinkâ, urged women dealing with depression to frequently indulge in sex, as itÂ boosts their self-esteem.
She also advised women who are over-weight to consider having an active sexual life, as it boosts their endorphins levels. Endorphins are happy hormones.
âThe happy hormones will make them lose some calories as well as sleep better.
âOrgasms trigger the release of endorphins which are happy hormones secreted by the brain that act as effective painkillers,ââ she said.
Follow our Instagram