It’s no secret that orgasms are immensely enjoyable, but not only that, they’re also extremely beneficial for your health in ways that will surprise you. Whether with a partner or masturbating solo, they can cause your skin to glow, your stress levels to drop and help you to sleep soundly. Here’s how getting more of the ‘Big O’ can help you to be your best self!
Relieve Your Anxiety
Think back to your last mind-blowing orgasm. Chances are it didn’t happen whilst fretting about the huge pile of work you need to get through or worrying about your upcoming presentation.
Reaching an orgasm requires putting any stressful thoughts out of your mind, and really enjoying being in the moment. The effect this has is similar to that of meditating. It requires you to shift your focus away from any stressors in your life, giving your brain a much needed break and an opportunity to reset.
A recent study tested 700 individuals to discover how having an orgasm before resting their head affected their sleep. The results of the trial confirmed that both men and women reported they fell asleep faster and had a better quality of sleep after they had masturbated until orgasm.
Endorphins are neurotransmitters that bring about positive feelings. When you orgasm, a huge wave of endorphins are released from your brain, similar to when you’ve just completed a great workout. So, lie back, relax and enjoy the endorphin wave!
Not only are endorphins a fantastic mood booster, but the hero neurotransmitters are actually known to relieve pain too! Research has long supported the fact that orgasms increase pain threshold, with many women reporting relief from period cramps after self stimulation.
Reduce Signs of Ageing
A study conducted at the University of Michigan found that having an orgasm increases the amount of oestrogen in the female body. Oestrogen is known to prevent the decrease of collagen in the skin (the molecule that keeps your skin smooth and plump), reducing the presence of wrinkles and other signs of ageing.