The benefits of climaxing are crazy, and not just because it feels amazing. Daily orgasms can help with everything from low mood, drab skin and even self-esteem issues. Name a time when an orgasm has made you feel worse… We’ll wait.
Sometimes selfcare looks like a long hot bath, scream-crying at your therapist or cancelling plans to get your 8 hours in, and SOMETIMES it’s about getting a little freaky. Whether you’re partnered up or solo, orgasms do wonders for your mind, body and soul, and whilst we’re not doctors, this might be the best prescription you’ll ever get.
Time to get that blood pumping, baby
When things start feeling hot and heavy, it usually means your heart rate is beating faster. Thanks to that 9-5 grind, a lot of us spend a lot of time sitting, which is non bueno for circulation. Orgasms can kickstart that blood flow, especially to the pelvic floor.
They’re effectively sexy painkillers
Sexual stimulation causes your body to release it’s own natural painkillers. Oxytocin and other endorphins can alleviate that “my uterus is trying to kill me” vibe. If you’ve been looking for a sign to start enjoying sex at that time of the month, this is it, period.
Plus, if you suffer regular migraines (thoughts and prayers to you because they suck), a 2013 study from the University of Munster showed a link between sexual activity and headaches, with 70% reporting moderate to complete relief after the release of feel-good endorphins during climax. Headache, but make it hot.
Feeling a little low? Orgasms can supercharge your self-esteem
Knowing what you want and getting it can be really, really empowering, and there’s actually a proven link between sexual satisfaction and self-esteem. In 2011, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that sexual pleasure among young adults is linked to healthy psychological and social development, and promotes higher measures of self-esteem, autonomy, and empathy. Imagine it like a sexy cycle - the ability to achieve orgasm improves self-esteem, which in turn empowers you to achieve better orgasms. That’s a freaky feedback loop we want in on.
They’re basically really, really fun kegel exercises
Forget monotonous secret squeezing, orgasms are the way hotter version of a kegel, with all the same benefits for your pelvic floor. Strengthening that badgal with a side of serotonin? Sign us up.
The big-o glow is unbeatable
You don’t just *feel* like you’re basking in a bubble of smug post-pleasure, you actually *are* glowing. Since regular orgasms can help keep your blood pressure low, they slow down the ageing process. They boost oestrogen levels and increase collagen, which is what helps keep your skin looking plump and youthful. And no, you’re not imagining that clearer skin - orgasming releases oxytocin, reducing cortisol and oil (sebum) production AKA the root of clogged pores, inflammation and breakouts. Want clear skin? Get climaxing.
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Article Written by Ianthe Jacob
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