Orgasms are useful for more than just pleasure. Sexologist, Shan Boodram, knows all about the health benefits of The Big O. Here are 10 things you might not know:
Upon the moment of orgasm, your body begins producing a number of different hormones. DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is produced which makes your hair grow longer and gives your skin more elasticity. HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is produced which helps you stay younger physically – you will look and feel better for longer. Orgasms give you a healthy and unmistakable glow. If your orgasm is partner induced, oxytocin, or the cuddle hormone, is produced. This hormone strengthens the bond between people and fortifies relationships.
Orgasms help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. This helps as you get older – you will be less likely to develop issues with bladder control. People who have strong pelvic muscles have stronger orgasms. The more orgasms you have, the better they gradually become.
An orgasm is also a great cure for an illness. You will be sweating and therefore releasing toxins. Orgasms also force the production of immunoglobulin which helps you fight bacteria and infection. If you’re in need of a good night’s sleep, orgasms stimulate the production of prolactin which aids in falling asleep and staying asleep.
A recent study concluded that the chemical composition of people’s brains directly after administering heroin and directly after an orgasm is 95% the same. That’s because an orgasm stimulates the production of a large amount of dopamine.
Shan is inviting you to participate in the 7 Day Orgasm Challenge. Have an orgasm every day for 7 days in the name of health!
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