The Unexpected Health Benefits of an Orgasm

The Unexpected Health Benefits of an Orgasm

The benefits of an orgasm go far beyond the feel-good aspect and feeling more connected to your partner (which is important, too). They say the big “O” a day will keep the doctor away! Today we want to dive right in and talk about the additional physical and mental health benefits of or orgasms. 

Boosts Your Immune System

Just in! Sexually active people are taking fewer sick days! Indiana University showed that sexually active women had "greater changes in helper T cells," which help activate the cells your body needs to fight off germs that cause disease and illness. 

Regulates Your Cycle

According to a 1978 study published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Psychoneuroendocrinology, and carried out by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, regular orgasms can also help regulate your menstrual cycle. Even when you're not on your period.

Helps Boost Fertility

Due to the amazing immune boosting effects it can boost your chances of getting pregnant. shown by a 2015 study from researchers at the Indiana University. They found that "sexual activity triggers physiological changes in the body that increase a woman's chances of getting pregnant, even outside the window of ovulation," which means that orgasms bring benefits at any point in your fertility cycle.

Reduces Stress Levels

During an orgasm your brain releases oxytocin within your brain also known as the “feel-good” hormone. This also stimulates feelings of warmth and relaxation. Research gathered in a study in the Netherlands found that when women experience an orgasm, the amygdala, the part of the brain associated with fear and anxiety, shows little to no activity.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

Regular sex activity can lower cardiovasvular risk especially in older men and women. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior showed sexual quality and sexual frequency lowered chances of hypertension and rapid heart rate among those over 65.

Promotes Health and Glowing Skin

Talk about a total glow! Due to the increased blood flow from an orgasm your skin will look super glowy post-sex. They also boost your estrogen levels which increase collagen leading to looking radiant and youthful skin.

May even help you live longer!

Researchers have found that women orgasm more often have a greater chance of life longevity! It’s hard to ignore all of the amazing health benefits of something that just naturally feels so good. Ladies, whether with a partner or on a solo session, treat yourself and boost your health!

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