It’s hard say to that an orgasm could NOT be good for a woman’s health, so it’s easy to believe that there are a few proven health benefits to having a few in a day.
Sex with yourself is a wonderful way to maintain mental health and sanity for obvious reasons. But did you know there are actual health benefits to having an orgasm? Here are seven good ones.
1.Orgasms Make You Happy
It’s only natural to want to feel good, and sexual release is one way to get you to your happy place. Fetuses have been monitored masturbating in utero, meaning that sexual pleasure (and orgasm) is a natural and innate part of who we are and how we feel good. Not feeling guilty about taking the time to take care of yourself is natural, too.
2. Orgasms Helps Alleviate Pain
Orgasms release oxytocin, a peptide consisting of 9 amino acids that act as a natural pain reliever. This analgesic effect means that having an orgasm can dissipate a headache, make menstrual cramps more bearable, and even soften the blow of child birth. (Some women have involuntary orgasms as they push…assuming they forwent the epidural.)
3. They can curb your appetite
One benefit of orgasms is that they stimulate the release of oxytocin, which is also known as the love hormone. This surge also raises levels of a substance called CCK, which helps control your appetite. Oxytocin also counteracts stress and depression by combating the harmful effects of cortisol, which is well known for its role in boosting belly fat and cravings for carbs.
4. Orgasms can help you sleep better
Oxytocin’s ability to reduce cortisol levels create an overall feeling of relaxation and even sleepiness for some. Vasopressin, another chemical associated with sleep, is also released during orgasm. The release frequently accompanies that of melatonin, which regulates our internal clock and puts us into a deeper slumber. Men are well known for rolling over and going to sleep right after sex -if that frustrates you, just join them instead!
7. They just get better as you age.
There’s no reason to stop having orgasms when you get older. In fact, you are more likely to enjoy it even more as you enter old age. A study in the American Journal of Medicine found that sexual satisfaction in women increases with age. Researchers from the University of California studied 806 women living in a planned community home. The study measured the sexual activity of these women who had a median age of 67 and were all postmenopausal. The findings reported that sexually satisfaction actually increased with age, with approximately half of the women aged