Sexual Intimacy is a new anti-depression strategy which may have with the Researchers at the University of Albany.
The female who is having sex without condoms has fewer signs of depression according to a study led by University of Albany Psychology Professor Gordon Gallup. When semen is absorbed through the vagina, it leads to speculation and also effect on women’s moods.
The study is known as the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). It also used to measure the individual differences in symptoms of depression.
They have given anonymous questionnaires to around 300 different women to answer addressing various aspects of their sexual behavior as part of the study. It was included with questions such as how often they had sexual intercourse, when they last has sex, and whether or not they used condoms.
According to results of the study, Gallup noted that, “females who engaged in sexual intercourse but never use condoms exhibited significantly lower scores on the BDI than those who usually or always used condoms.”
As the researchers think that 300 is a small sample size, they tried to control for other variables. They included questions such as the frequency of sexual intercourse, the use of other types of contraceptives such as birth control pills and whether or not the female was in a relationship. The results showed that there’s a more likelihood of depressive systems for condom users than other variables.
The link between condom usage and high frequency of depressive symptoms in s.e.xuality active female college students is a question that remains to be answered.
But these findings are not an excuse for irresponsible behavior according to Gallup.
“Regardless of the findings, this study does not advocate that people abstain from using condoms, protecting oneself from an unwanted pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease is far more important.”