Why hotel sex really is better than regular sex

Ever noticed that before? Well, you were right...

Why hotel sex really is better than regular sex

If you've ever thought that sex is better in a hotel room, you weren't just imagining things.

Ian Kerner, psychotherapist, sex counsellor, and author of "She Comes First" has told the Huffington Post why.

He says there are chemical responses that occur in our brains when we have sex in a hotel bed, that don't necessarily happen in our own bedrooms.

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He explains it's all about the new exciting and indulgent environment.

"The novelty of the hotel room is going to stimulate dopamine transmission in the brain, which pays a big role in arousal and sexual excitement," he says.

When we check in to a hotel room, we 'check out' of real life for a while, and this stress-relieving move adds to the sexual intensity.

He explains: "For sexual arousal to occur, especially in women, parts of the brain associated with anxiety and stress need to turn off.

"So I often advise couples to turn their bedroom into a love nest that's free from distractions. I think a hotel - as a sort of generic luxury - automatically helps people tune out the anxiety.

"There aren't photos of kids, bills that need to be paid, books that need to be read; you're in a place out of time, out of your life. And the shutting down or the pushing away of that anxiety, creating a boundary of anxiety and stressors of everyday life, is going to contribute to sexual arousal."

The sense of getting away from it all also adds to the idea of treating yourself, and can therefore increase arousal.

According to Yahoo News, Kerner added: "There's a psychological mindset when people check into a hotel that they can pamper themselves,"

"There's something a little luxurious, languorous, and sumptuous about a hotel that lends itself to feeling sexual."

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