Who doesn’t like the sound of that? One orgasm per day can help keep the doctor away sounds much more inviting than an apple a day. Though 30 percent of women have trouble reaching climax while with a partner, that number drastically drops when they are alone. Ladies, get ready for some medical therapy by Dr. Feelgood.
Experts have known for years that when we climax, endorphins are released causing euphoria, but recent studies have also shown that orgasms, on a regular basis, help produce higher levels of immunoglobulin A, the antibody used to boost our immune systems. This clearly means orgasms protect us from colds, flus, and many other nasty viruses. Do you need more reasons? Did you need a reason to begin with?
Sexual hormones, those invisible things that cause the tingle in your belly and the heaving of your chest when you’re in the midst of passionate throes, has been linked to lower risks of depression, suicide, and anxiety. Who needs antidepressants? Forget the out-of-pocket expenses for prescriptions and thirty minute doctor visits. Lock the doors, slip between the sheets, and get your carnal remedy absolutely free.
Cancer is an ongoing worry for many women, especially breast cancer. With the constant warnings from medical experts and an unexplainable increase of chances in certain ethnic groups, breast cancer has become a threat for everyone, including men. Oxytocin, a hormone produced by nipple stimulation, has been found to prevent breast cancer cells from forming into tumors. This does not mean sexual activity should replace yearly mammograms, self-testing, or regular check-ups with your doctor, but it does add a much more enjoyable preventive activity to your already precautionary lifestyle.
Sometimes we just feel a little befuddled and have a hard time concentrating. Coffee is always a good way to help with a mushy brain, however it is a temporary fix. A much more long-term solution was presented recently by a somewhat complex, and seemingly embarrassing, study. Two Rutgers researchers, Barry Komisaruk and Nan Wise, initiated a test where female subjects brought themselves to orgasm while lying in a machine that measured blood flow to each part of the brain. The results showed that orgasms increased blood flow to every part of the brain, bringing with it nutrients and oxygenation. How they managed to get a machine to gauge properly anything with that many women flailing about is a mystery, but it seemed to work. This means, of course, that many of us should be recognized geniuses by now.
Most of us already knew that sex helps decrease pain, helps us fall into a peaceful slumber, and burns the calories; if done right. Finding out all of this other information, however, puts an entirely new importance on an active sex life. It is also said that as we age, our sex life improves. If we need reasons to look forward to getting older, this is certainly a good one, especially if our orgasms improve, too. An apple a day keeps the doctor away is always a good way to live. An orgasm a day plus an apple a day could quite possibly be the entire fountain of youth. What are you still doing here?
Written by: Amy Magness Whatley