The medical community is confirming the health benefits of sex and orgasms and I am happy to report that the positive effects of orgasmic healing are numerous. I thought I would list a couple of benefits in this blog to give you food for thought.
Reduces Stress: We all know that after we have a great orgasm we feel more relaxed and sleepy. We can just look over to our partners who have fallen asleep to know that this relaxation effect is very real.
Helps you sleep better: I don’t want to keep harping on this but great sleep usually follows great orgasms.
Strengthens your body: An orgasm makes your pelvic floor muscles contract. This innate contraction strengthens your pelvic floor muscles. Orgasms and kegels are a great way to prevent incontinence, erectile dysfunction and improve pelvic floor weakness.
Increases inter-personal bonding and promotes healthier relationships: Right before a person orgasms they release 3 to 5 times more oxytocin in their bodies. Oxytocin is the bonding hormone that makes us feel close to our partners during sex.
Reduces Pain: When Oxytocin is released during orgasm it also helps release powerful endorphins. These endorphins have the power to help reduce pain in the body.
Help you eat better: Sexual activity helps to release phenetylamine, a natural amphetamine that regulates your appetite.
Boost your immune system: With orgasm, DHEA is released and it may be the one of the most powerful chemicals in our bodies. DHEA boost and balances the immune system leading to less colds and flus.
Improve your circulation: Nitric Oxide, a miraculous gas, that is released during orgasms helps to dilates blood vessels, reduce blood pressure and improve nerve transmission. Sex and orgasms are the most natural ways to get the body to release this amazing gas.
So remember, the next time you turn down sex think about all the benefits, and if you are not suffering from pain during the sexual act, go ahead, stay in bed and make love.
CHristiane Northrup, M.D. – Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom (Revised Edition): Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
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