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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ORGASMS ON YOUR HEALTH?

May 5, 202432 ViewsShesDoll

The pleasure an orgasm can give is unmistakable — nothing else like it. But have you ever wondered why you feel so great after orgasm, not just during it? It turns out that orgasms have powerful health-related benefits. They can improve your state of being, both in terms of your body and mind.

In most cultures, the sometimes-elusive “O” isn’t considered as good for you as taking a multi-vitamin or drinking enough water — but it should be. Orgasms, no matter how you achieve them, are more than just a way to relax. Studies show that these pleasurable sexual experiences can help in various ways.

Whether you’re battling chronic headaches, migraines, menstrual cramps, anxiety, or a multitude of other health-related conditions, sex can help. But not just any sex. You want sex that leads to a climax; the bigger, the better. While that’s not always possible with a partner, investing in a sex doll or sex toy can help you feel your best every day.

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What Is an Orgasm, Anyway?

When most adults think of orgasm, they shoot straight to ejaculation. They presume that a man reaches orgasm when he ejaculates fluid, and that’s true. But orgasms are more than just ejaculation.

Also known as a sexual climax, an orgasm is a feeling of intense pleasure and relaxation. According to Planned Parenthood research, most men ejaculate during an orgasm, and about 10% of women.

During sexual activity, muscles contract and bring blood flow to the genital area. This muscle tension will build with the sensations of the stimulation. As the arousal grows around your pelvic floor, so does the circulation.

After a certain point, during intimate contact with yourself or with a partner, your body releases a surge of powerful chemicals, including dopamine and oxytocin. These hormones are known as “pleasure” chemicals, meaning, wow, they make us feel so good.

As your muscles quiver in relaxation and release, your parasympathetic nervous system starts to regulate the body. This explains why you’re likely to feel sleepy and happy after you’ve cum.

Wondering what the point of orgasm is? That’s a bit like asking why we laugh, but there’s a reason. Scientists think these feel-good experiences are nature’s way of getting the human species to procreate. Luckily for ladies who want to feel the bliss of orgasms without constantly getting pregnant, there is no connection between male ejaculation and the female sexual climax.

Do Orgasms Help Cramps?

Menstrual cramps happen just before or when Aunt Flow comes to town, and they’re never fun. Some women barely feel when their uterus contracts to get rid of the lining each month. For others, though, it’s a debilitating and severe condition that interrupts daily life.

Good news: Oh yes, orgasms can help. Women’s Health Magazine reports that orgasms — achieved on your own or with a partner — increase the blood flow to the genitals. The more blood flow, the less cramping will occur.

However, the gynecologists interviewed for that article warn women against allowing their male partners to ejaculate on the cervix while on their period. That act may cause inflammation by increasing their body’s levels of compounds called prostaglandins, which can worsen cramping.

Men also sometimes want to skip sex while you’re on the rag. But you don’t need to worry about that if you have a high-quality vibrator at hand. Besides, you’ve got to get those feel-good chemicals released somehow. We have known for some months that there’s not enough chocolate to make you feel better.

Do Orgasms Help Anxiety?

Everyone worries from time to time, and that’s normal. However, some people have what’s known as an anxiety disorder, which means they chronically feel overwhelmed with intense fear and concerns about everyday life. Anxiety can get in the way of daily life, but thankfully, many treatments can help alleviate symptoms.

While there’s something to be said for performance anxiety, which makes it difficult for some people to enjoy sexual activity with a partner, in general, sex is considered a great benefit for both anxiety and depression.

It all goes back to feeling-good hormones that flood the body during an orgasm. You generally feel good — and your anxiety seems to melt away too. That’s because, during an orgasm, the body also reduces the level of another hormone known as cortisol. Cortisol is at the root of all kinds of feelings of stress, including anxiety. When cortisol is lower, and oxytocin and dopamine are higher, you feel more relaxed and happier.

However, some couples find that sex is a cause of anxiety. That’s when masturbation can help. You can get the benefits of having an orgasm while taking pressure off your partner to do anything beyond love you however best they can.

Do Orgasms Help Labor?

Here’s a secret that every woman who’s been pregnant knows: That whole nine months thing? It’s a myth.

A full-term pregnancy lasts for around 280 days or 40 weeks. You do the math. It’s more than nine. These women can also tell you that they’d do anything to induce labor once they’ve reached full term naturally.

Orgasms to the rescue!

That quivering pleasure of muscular release associated with sexual climax is your uterus contracting — and that’s exactly what’s needed to induce labor. Plus, oxytocin, one of the hormones that orgasms trigger the release of, is a natural form of Pitocin, the drug doctors give to induce labor.

Now, when you’ve gone more than nine months into a pregnancy, you may not feel at your sexiest. This is yet another time when masturbation can help tremendously. You might as well please yourself while you have that last bit of alone time for the next, you know, 18 years!

Do Orgasms Help You Get Pregnant?

On the surface, the answer may be apparent. But the question “Do orgasms help you get pregnant?” is worth asking. Yes, of course, having lots of unprotected sex will dramatically increase your odds of getting pregnant. But what about orgasming itself?

There are many great things to say about orgasms, but unfortunately, helping you get pregnant isn’t one of them. No science shows any correlation.

But you know what also isn’t connected with infertility?

Masturbation. You may have heard the myth that using a vibrator or other self-stimulation makes it more challenging to get pregnant. That’s completely false. Knowing what pleases you can make it easier to connect with a partner. And that’s one way to get pregnant.

Do Orgasms Help You Sleep?

Just ask any guy who rolls over after sex and starts snoring. Do orgasms help you sleep? They sure do, and not just for guys, either. Changes in hormones — like increases in oxytocin and decreases in cortisol — can make you feel tired and relaxed after climaxing.

The Sleep Foundation even did a study on masturbation and found that 50% of both men and women who achieved orgasm on their own reported better sleep. It’s all part of the final stage of sex, known as the resolution. That’s when the body gradually transitions back into a non-excited state.

Do Orgasms Help Periods?

If you want lots of sex during your period, you’re not alone. Many women report an increase in libido during their monthly cycle, and often they turn to masturbation to please themselves. That’s a great way to release some of the tension that comes from the hormonal shifts associated with periods because, yes, orgasms help periods, too!

The reason orgasms help periods is because they increase levels of endorphins. These are chemicals that are released during physical activity that can relieve pain and enhance moods — precisely what is needed to make you feel better when you’re on your period. It’s the same thing as having a runner’s high. Except when you’re masturbating, you’re in the comfort of your bed instead of sweating it out on a treadmill.

What Are Other Health Benefits Associated with Orgasms?

Just in case you need more reasons to enjoy yourself sexually, here are some scientifically proven health benefits of orgasms.

Tips for Better Orgasms

Now that you know how an orgasm a day can keep the doctor away, it’s time to start masturbating. Here are some tips for achieving sexual climax, even when you’re the only one in the room.

Stay Healthy with Daily Orgasms

There are so many reasons why sexual health is vital to your overall physical and mental well-being, but to reap all the benefits of healthy sex life, you need to reach orgasm. It’s essential to figure out a way to stimulate yourself that can help you reach sexual climax. Whether you want to reduce anxiety, get better sleep, or find relief from pain, orgasms are a truly feel-good treatment.

Even for people in sexually active relationships, daily sex isn’t always possible. And even when you regularly have sex, that doesn’t mean you’re regularly enjoying orgasms. That’s why it’s so important to invest in a high-quality sex doll and sex toy that can provide you the ability to achieve orgasms quickly whenever it fits into your schedule.

Here are a few popular sex dolls and toys that will help you to have better orgasms: