Have you ever wondered if there’s more to the lady-gasm than just pure pleasure? I mean, it’s not that we need more reasons to do it, right? But let’s be honest, extra information never hurts, and some of these benefits may even surprise you.
Here are six glorious reasons why orgasms are soooo good for you. And you. And you!
It’s a sure-fire mood booster
We know orgasms feel fan-freaking-tastic in the moment, but did you know that the sex afterglow can last two days?! That’s 48 hours of feeling groovy! When we orgasm, our brains release a powerful chemical called dopamine. Most people know it as the pleasure hormone, but researchers have found that it also promotes learning and motivation, because it creates a strong feeling of reward. Yup… That hit of dopamine you get when you orgasm makes you feel like you’ve just achieved something, and that can be a pretty awesome day-changer.
Depending on the nature of the experience and the intensity of the release, you could be looking at hours, if not days, of mental sunshine post-O.
That hit of dopamine you get when you orgasm makes you feel like you’ve just achieved something, and that can be a pretty awesome day-changer
It’s a simple stress-reliever
Sometimes in life you’ve gotta go for the easy win. And if that means having an orgasm, whether through a partner or flying solo, so be it! Now that we know orgasms release dopamine and thus a strong sensation of pleasure and reward, it’s clear these would also be helpful in relieving stress. But there’s another reason they’re so good for this. As anyone who's at the point where they’ve experienced true mind-altering intergalactic orgasms knows—particularly if you’re playing without a vibrating toy—orgasming doesn’t always come easy. In any event, you actually have to focus to achieve orgasm.
Now that we know orgasms release dopamine and thus a strong sensation of pleasure and reward, it’s clear these would also be helpful in relieving stress
Naturally, we are more than keen to recommend you place your attention here. Not only because orgasming is such darn bliss but because that focus is a fantastic way to distract you from your daily slog. No matter what’s going on in your day, the right amount of stimulation and the amazing hit of dopamine you get as a ‘reward’ immediately on release, is enough to clear your head and brighten your day substantially. Hey, you might even notice an increase in your productivity and creativity during the afterglow. So why not experiment and see what you discover?
It boosts immunity
Previously thought to be an urban legend, it turns out that there are some (albeit small) studies that can confirm this. Apparently, people who have regular arousal and orgasms have higher levels of lymphocytes and immunoglobulin, and increased DHA.
It’s well worth adding a dose of O to your immune-boosting remedies
All of these lead to better tolerance to colds and flu. And while it may not prevent you from ever getting sick, it’s well worth adding a dose of O to your immune-boosting remedies.
It creates and enhances connection
According to Dr. Laura Deitsch (AKA Dr Shameless), a sexologist and licensed clinical professional counselor, “during and after orgasm, the body releases lots of hormones, including oxytocin, a feel-good hormone. Oxytocin can make you feel closer to your partner, more relaxed and happier overall.”
During and after orgasm, the body releases lots of hormones, including oxytocin, a feel-good hormone. Oxytocin can make you feel closer to your partner, more relaxed and happier overall
Having an orgasm with your partner can solidify the bond between you and also create a deeper relational connection. But this powerful reaction is not limited to partnered sex. It happens whenever we orgasm, so if you’re needing to, reconnect with yourself or you need a little more pep in your step, get involved and indulge in some self-love.
Glow, baby, glow
Orgasms are amazing for your skin and complexion! Why? As you become aroused, your blood vessels dilate, and the circulation increases throughout the body. This elevation in blood flow carries oxygen and nutrients to cells throughout the body, including skin cells. It also helps to flush waste and toxins away.
The release of oestrogen after orgasm also promotes collagen production, which keeps your skin looking smooth and supple
This means that your skin cells get a lovely little recharge from your pleasure activities, and you get a beautiful, healthy-looking rosy blush to show for your efforts. The release of oestrogen after orgasm also promotes collagen production, which keeps your skin looking smooth and supple. What’s not to like?
It charges your confidence
Every woman in the world could do with an extra pint of confidence now and then. There are a few reasons why orgasms are excellent confidence-builders:
- The hit of pleasure and reward you receive after you orgasm makes you feel more relaxed and clear-headed. It also amps up your motivation. This means that you feel more in control and ready to take on whatever awaits you.
- Orgasms teach us about ourselves, what we like and what we don’t like. They create a deep, true sense of self-awareness that few other things can give us. Whether it’s with a partner or on a solo-mission, having a slice of heaven as you please is hugely empowering and confidence-boosting.
Whether it’s with a partner or on a solo-mission, having a slice of heaven as you please is hugely empowering and confidence-boosting
So there we have it folks, a whole stack of solid gold reasons why there’s always room for one more Ohhh Gee.