Orgasms can protect your ticker. Sexual activity and orgasm are shown to reduce stress due to the surge of oxytocin, the so-called “cuddle hormone,” that occurs with orgasm. What’s more, studies show that orgasms lower blood pressure levels — at least among women — and high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks.
1. Orgasms relieve stress.
Orgasm relives tension as oxytocin stimulates feelings of warmth and relaxation. It also help you sleep better. In addition to increasing trust, attachment and bonding, the post-O hormone oxytocin triggers a cascade of bodily events, including the release of other feel-good hormones called endorphins. These endorphins often have a sedative effect. So it’s no surprise that most of us have enjoyed a fabulous night of sleep following some really great sex
2. An orgasm could make your significant other less likely to cheat.
Researchers in Germany decided to conduct an experiment in 2012 testing the power of oxytocin. They believed that high doses of the “love hormone” would cause men to consider going outside of their relationships, so they gave oxycotin to a group of (heterosexual) men and introduced them to a very attractive woman. The subjects were asked to determine when the attractive woman was at an “ideal distance” or an “uncomfortable distance.”
3. The female orgasm could make men focus better.
There is so much power in the orgasm that an organization in San Francisco, called One Taste, is devoted to the practice of “orgasmic meditation,” Even men have claimed that they receive health benefits by just pleasuring a woman.
4. Orgasms could help with insomnia.
5. A man’s orgasm could (maybe) make a woman less depressed.
Orgasms can help you stay less depressed and keep you in shape and lose weight. Getting busy for 30 minutes not only heats up your honey, but it also burns calories. In fact, according to some estimates, you can torch up to 200 calories with a hot and heavy half-hour session (which theoretically — and hopefully — would include an orgasm or three).
6. Orgasms help alleviate pain.
Orgasms offer powerful pain relief. Some studies suggest that a good orgasm can more than double a woman’s tolerance for pain. Plus, it’s an analgesic, not an anesthetic, meaning it suppresses pain without affecting sensitivity to touch — a critical ingredient when sex is on the menu.
7. They could help men get over their colds faster.
A study at a German university studied 11 men who were asked to masturbate until completion. Blood was drawn continuously throughout the process, and it was discovered that sexual arousal and orgasm increased the number of “killer” cells called leukocytes. This means that when men are sick, an orgasm could initiate components of their immune system that could help them get over that bug sooner.
8. Steady orgasms could help you live longer.
9. Orgasms will also stimulate your brain.
Orgasms sure get your blood flowing, and that doesn’t exclude blood flow to your brain. One of the main reasons orgasm feels so good is because your brain releases the pleasure hormone oxytocin when you climax. Oxytocin is also called the “love hormone” because of its important role in facilitating social bonding between humans. Most of the following points revolve around the release of oxytocin. Read on to discover eleven ways achieving an orgasm can make your life so much better.
10. Orgasms could keep you looking young.
11. They just get better as you age.
There’s no reason to stop having sex when you get older. In fact, you are more likely to enjoy it even more as you enter old age. A study in The American Journal of Medicine found that sexual satisfaction in women increases with age. Research reveals that sexually satisfaction actually increased with age, with approximately half of the women over 80 years old reporting sexual satisfaction almost always or always. So, never stop having orgasms.