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Surprising Relief for Your Stuffy Nose? Have Sex

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Surprising Relief for Your Stuffy Nose? Have Sex

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SOURCE:  health.clevelandclinic.org

Stuffy nose got you down? All plugged up there, partner?Well close that medicine cabinet door, put down the inhaler and go to get some Sex.

Yep, sex offers temporary relief from nasal congestion.

otolaryngoloist Michael Benninger, MD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute says

The soft tissues of your nose contain a lot of blood vessels, called turbinates. These blood vessels work similarly to erectile and labial tissues in the genitals — they can swell. Swollen tissues in your nose can block your nasal passages, creating congestion and making it harder for you to breathe.

During arousal, your sympathetic nervous system — the one that activates your fight-or-flight response — kicks in. Just as when you exercise, your adrenaline levels go up and your blood vessels constrict.

Less blood flow to your nose means less inflammation, so your nose opens up and you can breathe more easily.

And the relief will last about an hour..Not bad for, in my case, about 140 seconds of work, huh…

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