It’s All in the Touch – Benefits of Erotic Massage

If you think sex is good for your health, sex with love proves to be even better. According to Dr. Dean Ornish author of ‘Love and Survival: the Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy’, “an open heart can lead to the most joyful and ecstatic sex”. His research into intimacy and its effects on health have shown that “anything that promotes feelings of love and intimacy is healing” – all the way down to a cellular level.

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You may be three to five times less likely for premature death and all disease if you are in a caring emotional and physically intimate relationship with someone. Touch seems to be the most important factor in these positive results. Dr. Crenshaw refers to touch as “Vitamin T”. Equating its importance to any other vitamin our bodies might require for health. In fact, the chemical composition of your body is changed by touch. This includes, stroking, cuddling and caressing. These activities send a chain reaction of chemicals to your brain signally these sensations as pleasurable, boosting your sense of self-esteem and immune system.

A great way to focus touch in physical intimacy is through erotic massage. David Sebringsil, who is a regular contributor for The Society for Human Sexuality recommends massage become a part of regular lovemaking. The benefits of erotic massage…

  • It’s one of the best ways to help someone achieve extended, multiple, or “whole body” orgasmic states.
  • Massage partners learn to give and receive loving touch with extraordinary pleasure.
  • Erotic massage can also offer a stop gap when penetrative sex has become hum-drum or when it simply isn’t possible.
  • It can help to maintain and enhance over all intimacy in any relationship, whether it is built into foreplay, used ala carte or post-coitally.
  • You’ll probably get bonus points from your partner.
  • You’ll be considered an even better lover!

Erotic massage has been shown to make you healthier and happier. You simply can’t lose with a little extra touch.


 is the resident sexologist at Adam & Eve and also runs a private practice and media consulting business.  She has a Doctorate from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.  Her professional affiliations include AASECT, SSSS, and the American Board of Sexologists.  She also has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and completed a postgraduate degree in Marriage, Family and Addictions Recovery Therapy.

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