Orgasm, which you and your partner always expect when doing a sexual activity, isn't just the peak of it only. Behind the orgasm you experience, there are many health benefits.
Here are some of them.
1. Relieve stress
In the book The Orgasm Answer Guide, sexologist Beverly Whipple cited a study by Carol Rinkleib Ellison in 2000. You want to orgasm for relaxation. According to Whipple, this is all due to oxytocin. When you reach orgasm, the hormone oxytocin is released from the hypothalamus. As a result, all tension and stress subside.
2. Reduce infidelity
Researchers in Germany also found high doses of oxytocin or love hormone made a man think again about cheating. Men, who were given an injection of the hormone oxytocin, were deliberately introduced to a very attractive woman. The result was, married men who had been given an injection of oxytocin chose to withdraw from the beautiful woman. The result was far different for single men who were also given an injection of oxytocin.
3. Make man focused
There is so much power in orgasm. As reported by HuffPost, becoming more focused on activities is only one of the many benefits men get when they are able to reach orgasm.
4. Overcome insomnia
Still quoting Whipple and other studies conducted by Ellison, it is known 32 percent of 1,866 women in the United States admitted orgasm was good to help them sleep better. Why can that be? Evidently, some researchers and sex therapists believe the release of neurotransmitters, such as endorphins, can have a sedative effect. This makes you sleep better after making love.
5. Reduce depression
A study from The State University of New York showed, if you routinely had sex with your partner, you had fewer symptoms of depression. What's the trigger? Semen produced when a man orgasms can be an effective anti-depression drug for you. This is because sperm contains hormones that change the mood. Most of these hormones are fused in your blood shortly after a man ejaculates, said the researcher.
6. Relieve pain
There is some evidence orgasm can relieve all types of pain thanks to the support of the hormones oxytocin and endorphins released shortly after getting it. When you experience orgasm, the pain tolerance threshold increases by 74.6 percent. Likewise, for pain detection, it is up to 106.7 percent. This is also the reason why you are advised to have sexual intercourse when you have influenza to make you quickly fit again.
7. Live long life
Nineteen ninety-seven, a group of researchers in Wales investigated the correlation between orgasm and the chance of death. The result is, men who regularly make love twice a week or more tend to be longer than those who have sex once a month or less. What is the effect on you? A research conducted by psychologists at Stanford University concluded the same thing for women. Women with a frequency or routine orgasm tend to live longer than those who claim their sexual needs aren't met.
8. Increase brain stimulation
Orgasm is able to accelerate blood circulation to the brain. In August 2017, two researchers at Rutgers University, Barry R. Komisaruk and Nan Wise, did research on the effect of orgasm on blood flow to the brain. The result is, orgasm can increase blood flow to all parts of the brain so that the process of nutrition distribution and oxygenation in the head area goes more smoothly.
9. Stay young
Want to look youthful naturally? Forget Botox and switch to orgasm. The study found those aged between 40 to 50 years and still routinely having sex with their partners look 50-percent younger than people of their ages. Orgasm stimulates various hormones useful to make the skin more elastic and look younger.
Now you and your partner will be more excited about making love, considering its large benefits.