Five of the best health benefits of an orgasm
We all know that reaching orgasm is supremely satisfying – but did you know that it offers an array of health and beauty benefits, too?
Aside from being amazing for you (and your partner’s ego, for that matter), reaching the big ‘O’ can also do wonderful things for your body, your mind and of course – your nether regions.
Reaching orgasm is a free, fun and satisfying way to connect with your body and your partner, plus it helps you to deal with stress and can extend your life expectancy, too! Discover five health and beauty benefits of having an orgasm…
HAVING AN ORGASM CAN… improve sleep
An exciting and utterly satisfying way to reduce stress, an orgasm produces a hormone called oxytocin. This triggers the release of endorphins, hormones that are known to have a happiness-inducing and sedative effect. It’s for that reason that most people (especially men) roll over and have a really good sleep after a roll around the sheets. Am I right ladies?
HAVING AN ORGASM CAN… offer powerful pain relief
Can an orgasm offer more pain relief than a panadol? Probably not – but some studies have shown that a powerful orgasm can more than double a woman’s tolerance for pain. Better still, it helps to suppress pain without affecting sensitivity to touch – a must in the bedroom. On your own? No problem, we recommend using LELO Gigi, a mid-sized G-spot massager that features a flattened tip and is sure to get you well and truly on the express train to the big ‘O’. It’s also made from body-safe silicone, so you don’t need to worry about incorporating it into such an intimate part of your solo ‘playtime’.
HAVING AN ORGASM CAN… keep your girly parts healthy
During sex (and especially during orgasm) the extra stimulation causes blood to rush down into the genital tissue, which helps to keep it supple, healthy and refreshed. That healthy look normally always extends to your cheeks, too (and who doesn't love the look of an English rose-style pink flush?) Orgasms can also ward off potentially harmful conditions such as endometriosis, a uterine condition that can lead to infertility.
HAVING AN ORGASM CAN… help you to stay in shape
Don’t like going to the gym? No problem. Getting busy for 30 minutes a day burns more calories than you think. In just one romping session, you can burn up to 200 calories, depending on how much you ‘get involved’. If you can experience an orgasm (or three) that number can potentially grow even more. Looking for a way to ensure an orgasm with your partner? Why not try a couple-friendly vibrator that won’t take the limelight and will allow him to drive the erm… satisfying results? We love Alia by LELO. The near-silent vibrations mean that this elegant massager doesn’t take centre stage and is waterproof, so it can be incorporated into playtime anywhere from the bedroom to the shower. Reow.
HAVING AN ORGASM CAN… protect your heart
After orgasm, oxytocin or the ‘cuddle hormone’ is released; effectively reducing stress and making us feel happy and content. Better still, studies show that orgasms help to lower blood pressure levels, which is pretty awesome – as high blood pressure levels can lead to heart attacks.
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Which health benefit are you most surprised about?