If Sex has been at the bottom of your list, bring it to the top and make a date with your partner, ensuring that both of you are content with those times, and let nothing get in the way. This will give you both something to look forward to and relieve some stress already. If a genuine emergency should arise on the day, it’s okay! You just need to reschedule and keep that date. And here are some benefits: Sex increases levels of endorphins, those moods-boosting chemicals in the brain, and it is one of the best total-body relaxers around. The reason behind the calming down effect is the hormone oxytocin, which is released during sex. Adopting a mindful and deliberate approach to sex can really elevate the benefits and increase the connection with your partner.