The prospect of speaking to a large audience can be daunting, reducing the eloquent to stammering wrecks.
But having sex before a speech is an effective way of allaying gut-wrenching nerves, and improves a person's ability to cope with acute stress for up to a week, researchers claim.
Those who had had penetrative sex were the least stressed, and their blood pressure returned to normal faster than it did for the others. Participants who had abstained had the highest blood pressure response to stress.
[The Independent , 26 Jan 2006]
Reuters UK even quoted lead author and psychologist Stuart Brody, from the University of Paisley in Scotland, that, for best results, "it has to be full sexual intercourse." WOW. I think there are other ways of relieving stress before giving a speech. It is best to take this study with a grain of salt.
Hmmmm.....on a lighter note, is that why he was such a calm person under pressure?