Everyone is in search of stress reduction methods these days. The good folk at Mindlab International at the University of Sussex analyzed cortisol levels and heart rates of participants prior to checking how they respond to different tasks. Reading a book lowered stress levels more than all other activities participants engaged in.
What this means is that reading is a great stress reducer.
However, when you combine your reading with an orgasm (i.e. when you read something saucy) you are likely to experience dramatic stress reduction.
“Losing yourself in a book is the ultimate relaxation,” Dr. David Lewis, researcher, and cognitive neuropsychologist said. “It really doesn’t matter what book you read, by losing yourself in a thoroughly engrossing book, you can escape from the worries and stresses of the everyday world and spend a while exploring the domain of the author’s imagination.”
“This is more than merely a distraction,” he added, “but an active engaging of the imagination as the words on the printed page stimulate your creativity and cause you to enter what is essentially an altered state of consciousness.”
We here at AJAX Books couldn’t agree more.