THE 10 INSANE HEALTH BENEFITS OF ORGASMS
When it comes to orgasms you really don't have to tell us twice to get more of them into our lives, because BOY are they the greatest gift to humankind. But other than the instantaneous OH-MY-GAAAWD good feeling we get when we climax, what other benefits are there to orgasming?
Well, as it turns out, quite a bloody lot.
Here, we run through all the health benefits of orgasming in a handy little list — so you can just link your BF directly to it if he's getting slack in the bedroom.
ORGASMS CAN CURE YOU
Okay, before we get accused of claiming climaxes cure cancer, we're not on about orgasms literally turning around terminal diseases, but they can sometimes help with a little niggle or two.
"Orgasms have also been associated with pain relief,"so if you've got some hectic cramps or want to use a fake cold as ammo in the bedroom, go forth my sexual friends.
ORGASMS LITERALLY RELEASE ‘FEEL GOOD’ JUICES IN YOUR BODY
"Not only do orgasms offer a euphoric ecstasy, but they also release 'feel good' chemicals and hormones including oxytocin and endorphins — hormones responsible for increased happiness and overall well-being," says Pamela. So, orgasms are basically a natural mood booster!
ORGASMS KEEP YOUR NETHER REGIONS IN TIP TOP CONDITION
Repeated orgasms can help strengthen your pelvic muscles for harder female erections (yes, girls get them too), more intense orgasms, and, probably the most important of all, staving off incontinence. Yay for not unexpectedly pissing ourselves!
ORGASMS CAN IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Apparently the release of oxytocin during orgasm has been associated with 'bonding', meaning that whoever just gave you said climax becomes the subject of your affections and you see them in a better light — as they will you if you return the favour...
That's why make up sex is a real thing, because you legitimately hate that person less once they give you an orgasm.
ORGASMS CAN RELAX YOU LIKE A GODDAMN MASSAGE
When your body is feeling super stiff (pun intended), sometimes the best place to head is straight to the nearest masseuse for a relaxation rub down.
But if you're short on change, or can't be arsed to leave the house, you can just grab yourself a cheeky orgasm instead!
"Orgasms help to facilitate deep relaxation by boosting endorphin levels and flushing cortisol — your body's stress hormone released by the adrenal glands — out of your body."
Need a hand getting into the spa spirit? Draw yourself a soothing bath and cuddle up to this subtle toy:
ORGASMS WILL SEND YOU OFF INTO A DEEP SNOOZE
Struggling to nod off at night? Well, orgasm-induced endorphins can "aid in better sleep."
Most of us have experienced the post-sex snooze, or perhaps seen a partner fall sweet victim to it. That immediate after-sex sleepiness is caused by the release of oxytocin and the relaxation of all your muscles post-orgasm.
ORGASMS CAN BOOST YOUR BLOOD CIRCULATION
"Increased blood flow to organs in the pelvic cavity not only helps to keep our genitals and vaginal tissue supple and moist."
ORGASMS CAN MAKE YOUR PERIODS LESS SHIT
Yep, that's right, having an orgasm during your period is a perfect pain reliever. Orgasms cause a rush of blood flow and contractions in the uterus which help to relieve cramps. They also release hormones and endorphins that act as natural pain relievers, so, next month, why not reach for a sex toy instead of that Panadol?
ORGASMS KEEP YOU LOOKING YOUNGER
"Thanks to the increased blood circulation in our brains during climax which prompts nutrients and oxygen to travel to the brain. Through this boost of nutrients and oxygen, orgasms assist in tissue repair."— which means fresh, plump, baby-face skin to us non-scientist folk.
Time to chuck out all those creams and serums because all you've been needing is a little pot o' climax to keep you looking fresh!