Christmas time is here, and that means a couple of things: presents, ugly Christmas sweaters, and office parties. We’re going to focus on the latter. Whether it’s your office Christmas party or a get-together with friends, it usually means there’s going to be a lot of alcohol.
No one is going to argue against free alcohol or having a couple of drinks with good friends. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and nothing puts a smile on our faces then a glass (or two) of spiked eggnog or mulled wine.
But that being said, once the partying is over, we’re usually left on our own to deal with the consequences. You know what I’m talking about — the vicious hangover. Dizziness, dry mouth, bleary eyes, and pounding headache are what we all fear of the next day.
Even though we talk about hangovers like its scientific fact, the actual understanding of why we get hangovers is still a mystery. See, hangovers aren’t caused by one thing. Okay, drinking is the main cause but, most of us can have a glass or two of wine and feel fine the next day.
What Causes a Hangover?
According to the Alcohol Hangover Research Group (AHRG), they found pro-inflammatory cytokines built-up in the body after drinking. Pro-inflammatory cytokines are assumed to cause hangover symptoms such as nausea and headaches as they’re responsible for sending signals to the brain.
While drinking, cytokines cause tissues to swell and become irritated. Though cytokines do play a role, other factors such as changes in metabolism, dehydration, sleep deprivation, and the switch in the immune system are also responsible. Mix those all together and bam! You get yourself one mean hangover.
Now, I’m not telling you not to drink. It’s the holidays; you want to let loose and enjoy your time with family and friends. If drinking is your way of relaxing, then, by all means, go for it. But I also know you don’t want to deal with the next-day hangover.
So, what are you going to do? Not drink at all? Only have one or two drinks? Or just accept your fate and enjoy the night? All three of these options aren’t really ideal, but if you’re going for the latter option, then there’s a way fun way to get rid of your holiday hangover.
Get Rid of Your Hangover by Having Sex
Ah, yes, that’s right. Maybe you’re used to sitting in bed for the entire day with the blinds completely shut and a cold compress on your head. Though it’s not a bad way to get rid of a hangover, it’s not fun. But, there are other ways to get rid of your hangover, and having sex is one of them.
Well, I should correct myself. Having orgasms is one way to get rid of your hangover. There’s a straightforward reason why orgasming works. When we orgasm, the body releases a slew of hormones, with a couple of them playing a crucial role in recovery: oxytocin and serotonin.
Let’s start with oxytocin. It’s considered to be the “bonding” hormone, making us feel emotionally connected to our partners. Oxytocin is also an anti-inflammatory and can help with the healing process inside the body.
If pro-inflammatory cytokines work to cause tissues to swell and inflame inside the body, then oxytocin is a counter-balance by producing an anti-inflammatory effect. Many studies have shown the significance of oxytocin with wound healing.
Then, you have serotonin, which works to boost mood and improve the quality of one’s sleep. After a hard night of drinking, sleep deprivation plays a role in your hangover. By having good sex, the body is pumped with serotonin, which will help you fall asleep, feel good and also relieve some other hangover symptoms like nausea.
What’s the Best Post-Hangover Sex Position?
Now, that’s the million-dollar question. When it comes to positions, it really depends on you. If you’re suffering from a light-hangover, then thrusting or being thrusted will not be too hard on your body. But, if your hangover is more intense, then thrusting may be too intense for you.
In general, the person who’s less-hungover will be in the driver’s seat. Mutual masturbation with OhMiBod Fuse, missionary position, cunnilingus, or the spoon position are typically your best choices for hangover sex. See, you do not want to hang upside down from the ceiling or try a new Kamasutra pose; you want something chill, but effective.
These positions and acts will provide you with a strong orgasm without having you do too much work. If you’re in a long-distance relationship, call your partner and use your Kiiroo Pearl2 Couples Set together to help you hit the spot.
But, let’s get one thing straight. If you’ve been vomiting your face off and feel like you’re not going to live to see another day, sex may not be the first thing that comes to your mind nor are you sexually aroused.
In that case, hold off on anything until you start to feel a bit better. If you’re extremely hungover, there’s not much that can help you anyways. You’ll have to wait it out.
The Final Answer: Just Do It
Should I have sex? Shouldn’t I? Listen, when it comes to curing a hangover, having sex is a great option. Of course, like anything, there’s a chance it may not work for you. But then again, what do you lose by trying?
And if it does cure your hangover, well, you just made your partner very happy. During the holidays, you should let loose and enjoy spending time with your friends and family. If you have a couple of drinks and end up with a hangover, don’t worry, you now have a solution.
Natasha Ivanovic is an intimacy, dating, and relationship writer best known for her writings on Kiiroo, LovePanky, Post Pravda, and more. She's the creator and author of her short stories on TheLonelySerb. She completed her first degree in Criminology and continued and finished her Masters in Investigative Psychology, but then decided to follow her true passion of writing.