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African Men, It’s Okay To Cry! by drlamide: 4:07pm On Sep 19
Crying is a taboo for most men especially African men but did you know that crying can be healthy and beneficial to your mental and emotional health as a man?

Here are some health benefits of crying.

Health Benefits Of Crying

Research has found that in addition to being self-soothing, shedding emotional tears releases oxytocin and endorphins.

These chemicals make people feel good and may also ease both physical and emotional pain. In this way, crying can help reduce pain and promote a sense of well-being.

When humans cry in response to stress, their tears contain a number of stress hormones and other chemicals.

Researchers believe that crying could reduce the levels of these chemicals in the body, which could, in turn, reduce stress. More research is needed into this area, however, to confirm this.

A small study in 2015 found that crying can help babies sleep better. Whether crying has the same sleep-enhancing effect on adults is yet to be researched.

However, it follows that the calming, mood-enhancing, and pain-relieving effects of crying above may help a person fall asleep more easily.

As well as helping people self-soothe, crying can help people get support from others around them.

As this 2016 study explains, crying is primarily an attachment behavior, as it rallies support from the people around us. This is known as an interpersonal or social benefit.

Crying may help lift people’s spirits and make them feel better. As well as relieving pain, oxytocin and endorphins can help improve mood. This is why they are often known as “feel good hormones.
Re: African Men, It’s Okay To Cry! by MrBrownJay1(m): 4:24pm On Sep 19
As much as there is nothing wrong with crying, men are not as emotional as women thus we don't cry at any BS under the sun, like women do.

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