According to some researchers at the University of Albany, sexual intimacy may be the new anti-depression strategy.
The study was conducted by Psychology Professor Gordon Gallup. His results claim that women who didn’t use condoms during intercourse showed less signs of depression. It clearly suggested that semen may affect the mood of a woman when it’s absorbed through the vagina.
This study used a survey called the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), which is used in order to measure the differences individuals have in their symptoms of depression.
About 300 women participated in the study. They had to fill in anonymous questionnaires about the various aspects of their own sexual behavior. The questions included the frequency of their intercourse, whether they used condoms or when was the last time they had sex.
Gallup claims that women who didn’t use condoms during their intercourse had lower scores on the BDI.
Researchers tried to include the use of birth control pills, how often the women had intercourse, whether they were in a relationship and found that not using a condom really affected the symptoms of depression significantly.
This topic is yet to be researched, but it still managed to find a connection between the symptoms of depression and the usage of condoms in female college students who are sexually active.
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