Sexual stimulation activates the production of phenetylamine, a natural amphetamine that regulates your appetite. So start curbing those cravings with an orgasm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.