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8 Health Benefits Of Having An Orgasm Every Woman Should Know

becca by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

It’s time to have a frank conversation about orgasms.

Climax, the big ‘O’, la petite mort: no matter what you call them, orgasms matter.

In fact, the benefits of an orgasm are legion, and we’re here to talk about a few of our faves.

It’s no secret that people enjoy orgasms. Sexual pleasure is something almost all humans seek out; it’s part of our biological makeup.

But not everyone realizes that an orgasm is about more than just sex. Much like sleeping in the nude, a climax is downright healthy.

In fact, reaching climax — alone or with a partner — can benefit your physical and mental health tremendously.

From boosting your mood to improving your life expectancy, orgasms are a virtual panacea.

All this talk of orgasm might be enough to make you blush, but let’s face it — sexual pleasure ought to be celebrated!

Just scroll through below to learn a few of our top reasons for making orgasms a priority!

Benefit #1: Orgasms Help You Sleep

Benefit #1: Orgasms Help You Sleep
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Orgasms don’t just feel good, they’re great for helping you get to sleep at night.

That’s because your body and brain release chemicals like serotonin and dopamine during an orgasm.

These chemicals help relax the body and mind for a restful night’s sleep, according to the Huffington Post.

Benefit #2: You’ll Feel Less Stressed

Benefit #2: You’ll Feel Less Stressed
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If you’re feeling stressed out or anxious, an orgasm is a great, all-natural quick fix.

Thanks to the release of endorphins during an orgasm, you tend to immediately feel less stressed, and the effects can last for quite some time.

In fact, according to Bustle, an orgasm can also help lower blood pressure and improve your health.

 

Benefit #3: Orgasms Relieve Pain

Benefit #3: Orgasms Relieve Pain
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Got a tension headache, a sore muscle, or a crick in your neck? An orgasm might just be the fix you need!

Having an orgasm improves your blood flow and relaxes your muscles, both of which can help relieve pain.

More importantly, an orgasm raises your pain threshold, which has a whole-body healing influence that helps to blunt minor aches and pains.

Benefit #4: You Might Live Longer

Benefit #4: You Might Live Longer
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Orgasms might be the secret to longer life. Scientific studies indicate that orgasms could help extend your life expectancy!

The research shows that having regular orgasms throughout your adult life might have a lasting impact.

In fact, at least one study noted that men who regularly have orgasms are at less risk of heart disease, while another study showed that women who have more orgasms tend to live longer.

Benefit #5: Your Immune System Will Get A Boost

Benefit #5: Your Immune System Will Get A Boost
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Next time you get a cold, consider this: your immune system can really benefit from some pleasure between the sheets!

Orgasms seem to encourage the body to produce more immunoglobulin, and otherwise boost the body’s resistance to disease.

In other words, vitamins and hand sanitizer are well and good, but an orgasm is the fun way to fight that spring bug.

Benefit #6: They May Improve Your Downstairs Health

Benefit #6: They May Improve Your Downstairs Health
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Having orgasms regularly can make a huge difference in boosting your overall reproductive health.

All that increased blood flow and muscular contraction does wonders for your vagina and uterus.

An orgasm can improve your ability to lubricate, keep your tissue healthy, and keep your downstairs muscles flexible and strong.

Benefit #7: Orgasms Age Well

Benefit #7: Orgasms Age Well
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Aging tends to get a bit of a bad rap, especially when it comes to sex and pleasure.

In fact, the rumors are all backwards. As you age, your orgasms actually get better.

Chalk it up to knowing your own body better, or to the hormonal shifts of aging, but countless women report that they enjoy orgasms more as they age.

Benefit #8: You'll Stay More Youthful

Benefit #8: You'll Stay More Youthful
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A good old-fashioned orgasm may actually be the Fountain of Youth.

A neuropsychologist named David Weeks believes that regular orgasms can actually make you look and feel some 10 years younger.

In summary, orgasms are the fast, free, fun miracle cure for what ails you!

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