Why sex in the city will lower your stress levels
‘City air makes man free,’ wrote the sociologist Max Weber. But urban freedom is also restrictive, frustrating and anxiety-producing. There is one safe place to escape to for consolation: the body. The first article in a series.
In 1958, Joseph Brady published the results of a provocative experiment, called “Ulcers in ‘Executive’ Monkeys." Brady delivered rhesus monkeys a painful, though not fatal, electric shock once every 20 seconds. The unfortunate monkeys were able to stop the shock by pressing a lever, but only after it was administered. They were subjected to these harsh conditions for six hours, and then allowed to rest for...
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