Sexual activity causes the release of the serotonin, commonly called the "happiness hormone" because it regulates our mood. Healthy levels provide us with a general sense of well-being, and a lack of serotonin is often associated with depression. However, anti-depression drugs attempt to increase the amount of this hormone in a person's system, but they can also reduce sex drive. If your serotonin levels are normal, it's best to get your happiness hormone naturally, which can be done through sex, exercise, or eating carbs.
Credit: Barnaby Hall / Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
Action-Packed Summer Trips
Race Dune Buggies, Explore Italy, Bike Yellowstone
Plus: Fighting Poachers and Oil Companies in Congo
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Nick Offerman's Life Advice
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.