Want better sex? Watch a funny movie.
Scientists have found laughter may be the best medicine for a lagging love life.
Research shows upbeat activities that lead to laughter, like watching a comedy, cause your body to produce nitric oxide. This simple molecule expands blood vessels.
For men, this is crucial. It increases blood flow. This supports healthy and long-lasting erections.
Nitric oxide is not the same as nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas” you get at the dentist. The blood vessel lining, called the endothelium, makes nitric oxide.
The endothelium is extremely sensitive to physical and chemical conditions inside our blood vessels. When the endothelium senses heart-healthy conditions, such as low stress, happiness, physical activity, or low cholesterol, it releases more nitric oxide.