Orgasms are the highest of feelings: feelings of happiness rush through our bloodstream, and we feel a firework of pleasure and feel great, impulsive, and overwhelmed - even if the orgasm only lasts a few seconds. From a health perspective, there's a lot to be said for climaxing more often - whether alone or with a partner. We have 12 benefits of orgasms for your health that are worth knowing.
Orgasms are healthy: 12 benefits of sexual climax
Orgasm is a booster for our physical and mental well-being. Unfortunately, women (and this is especially true for vaginal sex) reach orgasm less often than men. The "Orgasm Gap" makes this clear: on average, women climax less often than men during heterosexual intercourse. There is still a lack of education, and many women have never really learned to claim their orgasm. But women can teach themselves how to come better through masturbation. It's well worth it! Because in addition to the feelings of happiness, sexual climax has these twelve health-promoting effects on body and mind.
1. Orgasms as a rejuvenating cure
Orgasms are a fabulous health and rejuvenation cure and slow down the aging process: the female sex hormones, estrogens, boost the skin cells' ability to regenerate, so that more collagen is formed. In addition, estrogen production during sex strengthens the connective tissue and thus reduces wrinkles, varicose veins and cellulite.
2. Orgasms are good for stress
Satisfying sex with orgasm has positive effects on our psychological well-being. Thanks to the released endorphins with a calming effect and the bonding hormone oxytocin, stress is reduced, a study by the University of Paisley in Scotland found.
In addition, the concentration of the power hormone adrenaline increases during climax, and the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol decreases around climax. This was found out by the American neurologist James Couch from Oklahoma University. So sex and orgasms can also counteract stress.
3.Orgasms against sleep problems
After climaxing, you sleep like a baby. An Australian study of the Central Queensland University shows that two thirds of the test persons sleep better after sexual climax. This can be explained by the fact that all muscles are tensed during masturbation as well as during sex with a partner. During orgasm, on the other hand, there is a release, i.e. rapid, uncontrollable contractions. After that comes the relaxation phase, which makes us tired.
For solo pleasure we recommend the Rabbit Vibrator for the shepherd's hour. This will give you not only unforgettable orgasms, but a deep, sound sleep afterwards.
4. Orgasms strengthen the immune system
Do you still remember school, where it was said that even intense kissing can be a kind of swallowing vaccination? An orgasm can do much more, it strengthens the immune system. More antibodies of the type immunoglobulin A are produced, which makes the mucous membranes more resistant to infections and diseases. Scientists at Wilkes University have proven that having sex twice a week with orgasm increases the immune system by 60%. Pretty cool, right? If you want to know more, you can also read more here.
5. Orgasms for radiant skin
An orgasm gets our circulation going and boosts the blood flow to our skin. This in turn ensures a really fresh and youthful appearance. Orgasms also reduce stress hormones in the body. This has the positive side effect of also reducing the risk of inflammation. For example, acne and skin impurities can be prevented.
6. Orgasms increase self-confidence
A report from the sex toy, condom, and lubricant manufacturer reports that people who experience orgasm more often are generally more satisfied with themselves, their partner, and their social environment. They have much more fun during sex and report increased self-confidence. And you can probably confirm, that we usually feel more confident and have a more positive body image after sex.
7. Orgasms are natural painkillers
Would you have thought? Science has also provided us with some exciting findings in regards to pain reduction. The hormones oxytocin and endorphin have been shown to reduce pain and relieve tension. The warmth we feel after an orgasm also comes from this hormone cocktail. This also has a positive effect on any tension. A study by Yale University found that sex can even reduce the sensation of pain by up to 70 percent - orgasms are therefore also considered an ideal remedy for headaches and migraines.
8. Orgasms against period pain
You're not sure if sex during your period is okay? From a medical point of view, there's even a lot to be said for it: orgasms can weaken period pain. Magic? No! Studies show that pain tolerance increases during intercourse. That's because our uterine lining contracts and deposits endometrial cells, which in turn can help relieve pain and cramps. In addition, orgasm increases the release of the hormones oxytocin and dopamine. And these hormones in turn make us happier and also have a relaxing, pain-relieving effect.
9. Orgasms against high blood pressure
Especially in older women (between 57 and 85 years), sex including orgasm reduces the risk of high blood pressure. This was the conclusion of a study at the University of Michigan. The conclusion of the scientists is that women can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease through intense orgasms.
10. Orgasms makes you fit
Sex and orgasms are a great way to keep fit. After all, being physically active during sex, which may also cause you to sweat a little, is what's good for your health. According to a Canadian study, 25 minutes of sexual activity is comparable to a light cardio workout. The participating couples wore special wristbands that indicated they burned an average of 85 kcal during intercourse. So sex can't keep up with jogging, but it's still a good supplement to regular exercise. A positive side effect: In women, regular orgasms contribute to strong pelvic floor muscles.
11.Orgasms increase life expectancy
Last but not least, we don't want to deprive you of this fact: Sex actually prolongs life. This is the result of a US study (Caerphilly Cohort Study). Men who orgasm more than twice a week have a higher life expectancy than those who orgasm less than once a month. Although the study unfortunately did not examine how regular sex changes the life expectancy of women, research assumes the same positive effect.
12. Orgasms are the power button for your relationship
Another super interesting fact is that experiencing orgasms can strengthen your relationship. This indirectly has a positive effect on your health: besides the fact that orgasms strengthen self-confidence and well-being, oxytocin also strengthens the bond. Oxytocin is the so-called cuddle hormone. More exciting facts about it are here.
So orgasms can be the recipe for success in a relationship. Being confident, feeling good, and a bonding push every now and then. It has also been proven that thanks to the bonding hormone, partners also remain more faithful.
If you also want to train your pelvic floor muscles and make orgasms even more intense, you can try Love Eggs.
Conclusion: Sex and orgasms are not only a lot of fun, but also have positive effects on your physical and mental health. In the long run, they can make you healthier and more balanced, but only if you don't chase them. Just try it out and see for yourself 😉