If you heard it once, you will hear it for many more years to come—orgasms are good for your health. In fact, they can even save your life. No exaggeration. Science can’t be wrong now, can it?
Back off cervical infections
Author Joann Ellison Rodgers describes in her book, Sex: A Natural History, how the process of ‘tenting’ or opening of the cervix when a woman orgasm helps flush out unfriendly organisms from the vagina—you know, the ones that create chaos and disorders down there. And your vagina is lubricated at the same time too!
Live a long life and prosper!
Need a way to abate those fears you have about dying young? Just masturbate regularly. Studies have reported that regular orgasms make women live up to eight years longer than those who don’t have it on a regular basis. Go, get busy!
Protector of your heart
Didn’t we tell you that orgasms are lifesavers? Research conducted in Israel found that women who orgasm more often had fewer chances of developing a heart disease than those who didn’t. And the lowering of the blood pressure when you go, ‘O!’ also helps prevent heart attacks. Thank you, orgasm.
Endometriosis is a uterus tissue lining disorder that causes chronic pelvic pain (especially during menstruation) and could even cause infertility. Work up an orgasm during your periods and you will be 1.5 times less likely to suffer from this painful condition, or so says a recent study. And really, why would you disagree?
Resist pain with pleasure
Throw those painkillers out right now! Okay, don’t ditch them in the bin, but the next time you feel a headache creeping up your nerves, slip your hand down, and stimulate your G-spot. According to Dr. Beverly Whipple who made this fantastic anatomical discovery, a G-spot stimulated orgasm will increase your pain threshold by 107 percent. And they are said to drive away migraines too! Do try it out and let us know, will you?
The reduction in life expectancy of a person suffering from depression is between 7 to 11 years. But if you are having plenty of those big Os, you don’t need to worry about any of that. When you orgasm, you release happiness hormones like endorphins, serotonin, and prolactin that up your mood, relieve stress and prevent you from slipping into depression.
Makes the immune system stronger
Tired of being laid low by frequent infections? Perhaps you are just not orgasming enough. Studies have found that having sex a couple of times a week ups your levels of Immunoglobulin A or IgA, an antibody that is present in saliva and your nasal linings, thereby protecting you from colds and other nasty diseases.
Staves off breast cancer
Frequent sex has been shown to reduce the incidence of prostate cancer in men, but the good news is that it has an effect on breast cancer as well. A 1989 study of 146 French women found that those who did not have a sexual partner or had sex less than once a month had a higher risk of breast cancer.
Makes you look younger
Hormones like adrenaline, dopamine, and norepinephrine that are released during sex keep you looking youthful and delay aging. In fact, a Scottish study found that sex at least four times a week makes you look a decade younger than someone who doesn’t. Sex also makes you release growth hormones that counteract the effect of free radicals, pollutions and other environmental factors.
Stress leads to a host of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure that lower your life expectancy significantly. A good way to beat stress is to orgasm more frequently. According to research, regular sexual release leads to cell growth in the hippocampus—the part of the brain that regulates stress and makes your BP less reactive to stress.
Gets you more sleep
If you are not getting enough sleep at night, you could be prone to diseases like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Deal with your insomnia by indulging in some self-love before bed. Masturbating will make you release oxytocin, endorphins, and prolactin that will sedate you and send you off to the land of Nod.