5 Real Health Benefits of an orgasm

Most people already know the first benefit of an orgasm; they feel damn good! But, what might surprise you is that there are additional medical benefits as well. Yes, honest to goodness health benefits for your body and mind. The best part is the perks work whether you are with a partner or on a solo mission to better health!

  1. Releases “Happy Hormones”

Having an orgasm releases a ton of feel-good hormones into the bloodstream, which can make you feel happier, calmer, and less stressed. Some of the big ones are…

  • Oxytocin– AKA, the “love hormone”. This hormone facilitates feelings of love and attachment. It’s the same hormone that is released when holding and bonding with a baby (or a puppy!)
  • Dopamine– This is a powerhouse neurotransmitter. It triggers intense feelings of reward, desire, and pleasure. Beyond that, it is involved in many bodily functions such as; blood flow, digestion, heart and kidney function, and tons more! Go little transmitter, go!
  • Endorphins– The body’s “natural opiates” induce a sense of euphoria and reduce stress. It’s a morphine-like high without the shady back alley deals.
  • Serotonin– Considered a natural mood stabilizer. It’s the chemical that helps with sleeping, eating, and digesting. It also has associations in reducing depression, regulating anxiety, and maintaining bone health. (I’ll refrain from making a bad joke here…)

      2. Boosts Your Immune System

Researchers have found that orgasm (partnered or solo sex) increased the number of inflammatory mediators called leukocytes (white blood cells) and natural killer cells. Both of these fight infection as a part of the body’s immune response. This doesn’t mean you should stop taking your vitamins and eating your veggies but, hey, every little bit helps!

      3. Improves Prostate Health

Men, there’s not a bigger win-win than this deal! Over the years, there’s been growing evidence of a link between ejaculation and lower chances of prostate cancer. Researchers found that guys who orgasmed the most (at least 21 times a month) had about a 20% lower chance of prostate cancer, compared with those who did it less (4 to 7 times a month). While there’s still no clear science on the exact correlation, why look a gift horse in the mouth?

     4. Enhances Your Skins’ Appearance

We are all familiar with the “post coital glow”. But, it turns out that it’s not just in our heads! The oxytocin (mentioned earlier) that is released also reduces cortisol. Too much cortisol can increase oil production, which can clog pores, leading to inflammation and breakouts. A pretty good reason to add this to your nightly skincare routine.

     5. Helps Maintain Pelvic Floor Muscles

It makes sense if you think about it. An orgasm is a series of muscle contractions, and those contractions may help you maintain or strengthen your pelvic floor (similar to Kegel exercises but, a lot more fun!). It’s the best kind of vicious cycle; a stronger pelvic floor supports muscle growth, which increases blood flow to the genitals, increasing lubrication and tightening the walls during intercourse which leads to better orgasms. 

Keep in mind, research into the perks of orgasms is limited, so it’s unclear how long these mood-boosting benefits may last due to the lack of research. So, just to be safe, we recommend a consistent regimine. 😉

We understand that not everyones ‘sexual functioning’ is exactly where they want to be. We consider this a Pillar of Health and a crucial component to a healthy and happy life. So, if you’re struggling with erectile dysfunction,  urinary incontinence, low libido, or vaginal laxity, check out our services at Rise Medical and find out how we can get you back on track!

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