There are multiple benefits of achieving orgasm that will make people view the sensation differently and beg to “come” again. The feeling of an orgasmic climax is one of the greatest sensations the human body can experience. Sadly society still seems a bit repressed when openly discussing the benefits of responsibly and intelligently engaging in sexual activity.
Not only does reaching an orgasm release satisfying chemicals in the brain, there is also an array of health benefits which accompany the act. During and after the big climax hormones such as oxytocin, endorphins, vasopressin, and dopamine are secreted. Each of these has powerful therapeutic effects and mood enhancing benefits which assist the body, both physically and mentally, in a variety of ways.
However, if more reasons than feeling amazing are necessary, there are multiple benefits to enjoying a full-blown orgasm. Before jumping right into the benefits, it is important to understand there are also risks involved with being sexually active. Frequently engaging in sexual activity with multiple partners can heighten the chances of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. While enjoying the amazing benefits, be responsible so each participant can experience optimal health and happiness. Listed below are a few surprising health benefits of reaching a climax which scream, “Come again!”
- Keep partners looking younger
- Relieves pain
- Reduces stress and depression
- Assists sleep
- Increases memory
- Protects from colds and flu
- Reduces appetite and stops cravings for junk food
- Burns extra calories
- Detoxifies the body
- Boosts the sense of smell
- Increases bonding and love hormones
- Steady climaxes could help participants live longer
- Stimulates the brain
- Orgasms get better with age
Beverly Whipple, a sexologist, wrote a book called, The Orgasms Answer Guide where she cites a study which was completed in 2000 by Carol Rinkleib Ellison. During the study, 2,632 women were interviewed between the ages of 23 and 90. Nearly 39 percent of the participants who masturbate reported they did so because reaching a climax helped them relax and eliminate stress.
There is so much power in the orgasm that a San Francisco organization named OneTaste was created for the purpose of practicing “orgasmic meditation.” During this practice, two partners focus solely on reaching the female organism. Karen Lorre, an actress, and former Playmate said she climaxed 11 times in one day using Orgasmic Meditation (OM). Men have also claimed to experience health benefits just by pleasuring a woman.
According to the founder of OneTaste and OM practitioner Nicole Daedone, after one session she was hooked. Daedone said it was the most profound connection she ever experienced. She explained the session as such:
You lie down, take off your pants, and get stroked for 15 minutes. Then after it is over, you are free to go.
OM is simply a tool that activates and cultivates an orgasm. Practicing does not mean people have to open themselves up to strangers. OneTaste offers many OM classes which teach couples how to undertake the pleasurable practice in the comfort and privacy of their living quarters.
Surely no one has to be convinced to have sex, not only does it feel good, it is hard-wired into the DNA of species all over the planet. Having an orgasm is one of the best sensations a person can experience; the icing on the cake is it can improve overall health. One of the main reasons orgasms feel so amazing is because it causes the brain to release the “love hormone” oxytocin.
After reaching a climax, even more oxytocin is released during cuddling. This hormone is a natural antidote to stress and has been called a powerful stress reliever. When the body achieves an orgasm, the part of the brain responsible for anxiety and fear is blocked. Also, regular sex which leads to an orgasmic state can boost the feel-good factor resulting in a healthy and happy relationship. The healthy benefits of reaching an orgasm will make participants scream, “Come Again!”
By Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
The Atlantic: The Pro-Orgasm Movement
AlterNet: What Happened When I Went to an Orgasmic Meditation Class
Huffington Post: 11 Reasons You Should Be Having More Orgasms
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