c. 2012 Susun S Weed (Expert)
Author: Down There: Sexual & Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way
Orgasm is fairly straightforward for most men. Not so for many women, however. A significant number of women do not automatically or intuitively know how to have an orgasm. (In fact, 36 percent of American women in their twenties have never had an orgasm.) And, after menopause, many women experience dry vagina and lack of interest in sex.
This is where Wise Woman Ways can help. Wise Woman Ways are old wives’ tales with a modern twist. Over the next week I will be sharing with you simple, safe, effective ways to have orgasms. For now, let’s look at a few of the reasons we ought to have orgasms.
Health benefits of orgasm (for men and women)
Orgasm reduces stress and counters the effects of stress hormones. The next time you feel stressed out, reach for your vibrator or beckon to your lover, and let an orgasm heal you.
Orgasm improves cardiovascular fitness and blood vessel flexibility, reducing the risk of stroke. The older we get, the more important orgasm becomes as a way to maintain heart health.
Orgasm encourages deep breathing, countering CPOS and asthma. The deep, rapid, regular breathing of sexual arousal and culmination exercises the lungs and helps tone the breathing muscles. Think of orgasm of yoga for the respiratory organs.
Orgasm helps maintain a youthful, positive attitude toward life. Orgasm is one of life’s most delicious rewards and we are never, ever too old to enjoy it. Think of orgasms as rejuvenation treatments and indulge often.
Orgasm promotes healthy skin and a bright complexion. Orgasms increase blood flow to the facial muscles and skin, which prompts tissue repair and collagen production. Three orgasms a week is better than a face lift.
Men who ejaculate at least five times a week in their twenties are one third less likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer later on, according to the latest scientific research. If you are too old to benefit, at least share the good news with younger men.
Orgasm at any age increases vaginal elasticity, improves lubrication, and helps maintain health in the vaginal epithelium (the cells lining the vaginal walls). “Atrophic vagina” won’t be in your future if you have plenty of orgasms now.
Orgasm acidifies the vagina, providing some protection against STDs/STIs such as yeast.
Orgasm lightens the mood. Regular and rigorous application of orgasms can even eliminate the need for anti-anxiety and anti-depressive drugs (most of which interfere with orgasm).
Orgasm aids emotional equilibrium and is a staunch ally during life’s grimmer and sadder moments. Wilhelm Reich, one of Freud’s most celebrated pupils, believed that healthy “whole body” orgasm is necessary for true emotional health. If you’re lying on your back, a whole body orgasm will ripple through the entire body in waves, causing the head and back to lift off the bed.
I prescribe seven orgasms a week for postmenopausal women, for health reasons, of course.
Join me for lots more cunning clitoral comments and a few penetrating penile insights as well, in the coming days. Next: Six Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Your Clitoris.
Green blessings to you all.
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