Most folks enjoy a good romp in the hay. But, did you know that orgasms, (from solo or partnered play) can be seriously beneficial to your health? They are so weirdly beneficial that orgasms may well be the magical elixir of a long, healthy life.
Here are 7 surprising ways regular orgasms may improve your life and health beyond the bedroom.
Regular Orgasms Are Amazing For The Skin
That post-orgasm glow is actually real.
There are links between brighter, younger-looking skin and regular orgasms. In the 90s, researcher Dr. David Weeks studied 3,500 people and concluded that women who had an average of three orgasms a week looked 10 years younger than those who only had two. He said both men and women can benefit.
Seems like a big claim but, there are more recent studies that prove that female orgasms release estrogen which may help maintain skin collagen and lower stress hormones. (Anti-aging skincare routines seek to boost collagen production.)
Regular orgasms may be the (totally free) skin elixir we've all been looking for.
Regular Orgasms Boost Brain Activity
Orgasms increase blood flow to the brain. This blood boost is extremely nourishing for the brain. Think of it as a brain workout.
When the feel-good hormones we mentioned are released, they light up the brain and increase brain activity. Researchers at Rutgers showed that when women masturbate their brain activity lights up like the fourth of July.
Orgasms may also have a trickle-down effect as they can improve sleep and lower stress which in turn, improves brain health.
Regular Orgasms Boost The Chances Of Conception
For those who are trying for a baby, orgasms have been shown to increase the likelihood of conception by 15%. This may be due to uterine contractions as they may help aid sperm's travel into the cervix.
Dr. Robert King, the author of the 2019 sperm retention study concluded by saying "It appears that female orgasm does perform some sort of sperm-retention function."
Regular Orgasms Improve Mood & Reduce Stress
Orgasms release feel-good neurochemicals like dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, endorphins, and prolactin. This feel-good cocktail is a big contributor to why orgasms can improve your mood, and lower stress.
The boost of oxytocin, "the love hormone," creates a balancing act where it counteracts the stress hormone cortisol.
An orgasm, a better mood, and lower stress? What a win.
Regular Orgasms Regulate Menstrual Cycles
Studies show that women who orgasm once a week have a higher chance of having a regular menstrual cycle than those who have more irregular orgasms.
This may be due to continued oxygenated blood flow to the sexual organs.
(Not to mention, orgasms can help decrease menstrual pain.)
Regular Orgasms Lower The Risk Of Prostate Cancer
In an 18-year long study, researchers concluded that having more frequent orgasms can lower the risk of prostate cancer.
The magical orgasm frequency is 21.
Ejaculation at least 21 times per month can lower your risk of prostate cancer.
Young men can reduce their prostate cancer risk by 19% by ejaculating at least 21 times per month. The gentlemen in the older age bracket can benefit even more -- ejaculating at least 21 times per month can lower their risks by 21%.
Regular Orgasms Help You Live Longer
We saved the best for last.
Studies have found men who orgasm more seem to be living longer.
In a 4-year study including 918 Welsh men, researchers found those who experienced more frequent orgasms lowered their mortality risk by 50%. Those who had two or more orgasms a week died at half the rate as those who had less than 1 orgasm per month.
An amazing way to boost your orgasms is to use sexual aids like vibrators, clit suckers or prostate massagers. These pleasure products are specially designed to offer intense orgasms. Multiple orgasms in fact, if you fancy it.
Enjoying more frequent orgasms could mean better brain health, beautiful skin, lower stress, lower cancer risks, regulated menstrual cycles, and longer lives.
I'd say, it's time to get busy.