Let’s say most people find sex enjoyable. There’s no lie there. But there are people who don’t, and it’s safe to assume that they are definitely doing something wrong.
Having an orgasm is not just to provide vast fountains of pleasure, but to actually rewire and re-energize our bodies. Having more orgasms will dramatically improve you and your partner’s health and well-being.
There are many health benefits of an orgasm, but here we’ll present to you the 10 most important ones:
- Orgasms may help you kick your cold
Having sex with someone who is sneezing, snotting and coughing is not a romantic thought, but in a study from 2004 published in the Journal of Neuroimmunomodulation, eleven healthy young males were told to masturbate until orgasm. During this experiment, the researchers drew blood continuously to determine endocrine parameters.
This blood work gave good results. The sexual arousal and orgasm increased the number of leukocytes, known as “killer cells”, and they are on your side. When someone is sick, no matter whether is a man or a woman, orgasming could boost the power of the immune system and get them on the road to recovery sooner.
- Orgasms can help you sleep better
Millions of Americans have sleeping disorders and we all know that sleep impacts almost every aspect of your life. Researchers have been trying to find out why it is that people sleep so much better after orgasming.
The release of endorphins banish stress and maybe that is the reason, but whatever it is, you might as well make the most of it because there are no adverse side effects.
- Orgasms can dull the pain
Oxytocin is a naturally-produced chemical responsible for kicking your insomnia, and it can also alleviate pain. Lisa Stern is a nurse practitioner who works with Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles, and she told Women’s Day that orgasms can alleviate discomfort from arthritis, surgery and even pain during childbirth. She says that oxytocin facilitates bonding, relaxation, and other positive emotional states.
- Orgasms might make women happier
Sex is associated with enjoyment and short-term pleasures, but scientists are developing a theory that male orgasms are the new big thing for treating female depression. Some researchers sought to measure the effects of using condoms on depression of a group of sexually active college females in a study from 2002 published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.
The researchers were able to piece together some interesting finding using condoms of an indication of whether one of those females did or did not receive semen in their reproductive tract. Those women who had sex without condoms were less depressed, they had increased depression scores as the amount of time since their last sexual encounter increased, and the women who used condoms had a higher rate of depression and suicide attempts.
During intercourse, the vagina can absorb certain compounds from semen which may directly alleviate symptoms of depression.
- Orgasms increase brainpower
It is proven that orgasms can provide even more benefit to your brain. In a study in 2004, published in the Journal of Brain Research, as a part of the study, women were asked to bring themselves to orgasm while lying inside a fMRI machine that measures blood flow to different parts of the brain. These tests showed that the blood flow was increased to all areas of the brain because of the orgasm, thereby providing inflows of vital nutrients and oxygen that fuel increased brain function and health.
- Organisms may help you live longer
The results from a study in 1997 published in the Journal BMJ that measured the association between orgasm frequency and mortality in 918 men between the ages of 45 and 59 were astounding.
The risk for mortality for those men who had a high orgasmic frequency was half as low as those men who had a low orgasmic frequency. Having more orgasms can increase your chance of survival by 50 percent. These results showed that the group with higher orgasm frequency was lower in death from coronary heart disease and a range of other common causes of death.
- Orgasms can help regulate your period
Orgasms have benefits for a woman’s monthly cycle, they can make it more regular, but they can also reduce pain during menstruation. A menstruation can be regulated by a regular sex, this means it is more regular and predictable.
By having sex and achieving orgasm during this time you can reduce the pain during menstruation, this may seem a bit too messy for some women, but a lot of women do it.
- Orgasms keep your lady parts healthy
The time you spend with your loved one between the sheets can improve the health of your reproductive organs. The rush of blood, oxygen, and nutrients into your genital tissues keeps them supple and refreshed because of the intense stimulation brought on by the orgasm. When you have an orgasm during your lady time that can prevent endometriosis, a uterine condition that can lead to fertility and fatigue.
- Orgasms get you in shape
Sex is actually good exercise. It gets your loins throbbing, it gets your blood pumping and your heart racing, just very similar to a good cardio or high-intensity workout, without the throbbing loins. One orgasm can burn up to 200 calories.
- Orgasms improve with age
The sexual enjoyment and the ability to achieve orgasm increases with age. A study from 2012 in the American Journal of Medicine sent a questionnaire about the sexual health of 1303 older women, asking about general health, recent sexual activity, and the Female Sexual Function Index. 806 women responded, and all were postmenopausal and the median age was 67.
Half of them reported sexual activity within the past month with or without a partner, the majority reported arousal, lubrication, and orgasm at least most of the time. The women over 80 years old reported the highest frequency of orgasm satisfaction. If you can achieve orgasms over the age of 80, you have a lot to look forward to in your golden years beyond games of chess and cups of tea!