The Health Benefits of an Orgasm
A great Orgasm, what is there not to love?
That shock of sexual energy that bursts from your pussy to your toes, leaving you in a wet, sticky, sometimes sweaty, throbbing, pleasurable pile of satisfaction and relaxation.
Now that I have your bodies full attention, I am going to educate you on how something that feels so good is good for you too. Most of the time, anything that causes such pleasure (like eating a pint of Ben and Jerry’s latest concoction) is not considered “good” for you. However, physicians and researchers are finally agreeing to what some of us already knew.. Sex and orgasms are good for your mind, body and soul. It has been confirmed in numerous studies that sex and orgasm have positive effects on our major bodily functions and has been proven as en effective means of true stress relief.
I chose this topic to enlighten and remind everyone that orgasms are good and sexual repression is bad and can mean that you are not as healthy or as fit as you might think. Now we will review some of the research and along the way I will suggest some vibrators that can help you help you stay healthy.
- Relieve Tension
The relaxation that typically follows orgasm is often one of the few times people actually allow themselves to completely relax and let go of the day’s stresses. During the comedown from an orgasm it is practically impossible to focus on distracting thoughts. I would recommend the Hitachi Magic Wand with the Gee Whizzard attachment. It provides consistent vibrations that you can always count on when your stress levels are high.
- Will help you sleep better
Following an orgasm you usually experience a quick drop in blood pressure and fall into sudden relaxation. So consider an orgasm as your own personal tranquilizer, go ahead throw the sleeping pills out and overcome insomnia with an orgasm. Allow the release of endorphins to take over to calm your mind and body.
- It will boost your immune system
While having an orgasm Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is released. DHEA helps balance the immune system, improves cognition, promotes bone growth, and maintains and repairs tissues, keeping your skin healthy and supple. It can mean less frequent colds and flu.” In fact, Wilkes University in Pennsylvania says those who have sex once or twice a week show 30% higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A, which is known to boost the immune system.
- It Reduces Depression
Well duh! Who wouldn’t be happier by having an orgasm a day? Numerous hormones are positively affected by the act of sex and orgasm, which can lead to a more relaxed state. Furthermore, when Prostaglandin, a hormone found only in semen is absorbed in the female genital tract and acts like an antidepressant. In a recent study depressed females reported feeling happier and after being ejaculated in as opposed to those who didn’t have men ejaculate inside of them. (Please always practice safe sex. All participants in the aforementioned study were thoroughly tested for STD’s as well as being on effective birth control.)
- It will help you eat better
Sexual stimulation activates the production of phenetylamine, a natural amphetamine that regulates your appetite. So start curbing those cravings with an orgasm.
- It will improve your sense of smell
After sex, the production of the hormone prolactin surges. This causes stem cells in the brain to develop new neurons in the brain’s olfactory bulb (the smell center). This is one of the reasons why pheromones are so important in attraction.
- It will help strengthen your body
Muscle contraction as a form of exercise is good for any muscle. The muscle contraction associated with orgasm can also address issues such as incontinence. Kegels strengthen the entire uro-genital tract, aid in easing childbirth and prevents the onset of incontinence. Visit VibratorShopping.com for some great items that can be used for Kegel strengthening.
- It Can Alleviate Pain
Oxytocin should be everyone’s favorite hormone because when oxytocin is secreted in your body it helps release all those endorphins we have been talking about. Due to the production of these natural opiates, sex and specifically orgasm become a powerful analgesic, elevating the pain threshold. Orgasms can even help to relieve the pain of arthritis, whiplash and headaches. This is one Dr’s recommendation that everyone can follow.
- Reduce your risk of heart disease
This one is so simple. It has been proven by having sex or having an orgasm three or more times a week, individuals reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke by half.
- It increase blood flow
As a fresh blood supply arrives, your cells, organs and muscles are saturated with fresh oxygen and hormones, and as the used blood is removed, you also remove waste products that cause fatigue and even illness. This can be contributed to all of that deep breathing and muscle contraction occurring up to and through orgasm.
- Just in case you are not sure as to where and how your blood flow is increased, I will educate you. I suggest that all women get familiar with their anatomy and this is an exercise that will help you with this as well as help you understand about blood flow. Get a hand held mirror or sit in front of a full mirror and examine your inner and outer lips, your clitoris and vaginal opening. Take note as to how it all looks (i.e. is it swollen, is it wet, is your clitoris erect etc.) before having an orgasm. Bring yourself to orgasm then have another look and take note of the changes. Some of you may even want to visualize the entire process. Ok now going back to the health benefits of an orgasm.
- It will help you lose weight
There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat. For every 3500 calories you burn you will lose one pound of fat. Sex burns approximately 150 calories per half hour and to compare with other exercise. Yoga burns approximately 114 calories per half hour, dancing 129, walking at 3mph 153, weight training 153, volleyball 174. The pulse rate, in an aroused person, rises from about 70 beats per minute to 150, which is equivocal to an athlete putting forth maximum effort.
- Will help create healthier relationships
Oxytocin is also considered the bonding hormone which is another reason to love it. Your levels of oxytocin spike three to five times higher than usual just before orgasm, actually triggers it. Higher levels can also be produced through touch.