If your partner has ever told you that you’re quite chatty post-sexy time, you can now tell them you’re not alone.
A series of studies focused solely on proving that there was a correlation between sex and the pillow talk that tends to follow.
“Results showed that merely thinking about sex, even without being aware of it, encouraged self-disclosure,” states the study.
The study, which was titled ‘Sex Unleashes Your Tongue’, found that any range of sexual stimuli — from talking about sex, seeing sexual images or engaging in sex — all lead to an increased likelihood of other kinds of intimacy.
The benefits of talking before, after and during sex have oftentimes been cited as the reasons behind healthier relationships.
A study published in Fertility and Sterility, for instance, found that talking about sexual dysfunction could lead to similar improvements as actual medication would.
“Clearly the fact that the women thought more about their sexuality and spoke with their partners about sex during the course of the study in itself brought about measurable improvements,” study author Michaela Bayerle-Eder said in a press release, according to Glamour.