We know we don’t need to convince you to have sex: we’re biologically wired to procreate and it feels pretty darn good. But did you know there are actual health benefits to having regular orgasms?
When you orgasm, you release a hormone called Oxytocin (aka, the love hormone) from an area in the brain called the hypothalamus. There have been numerous scientific studies done around the effects of this hormone, and the benefits are amazing.
Oxytocin, along with a rush of endorphins released during climax, is clearly then very good for you. We were interested to read a report created by Planned Parenthood on “The Health Benefits of Sexual Expression”. This is what they had to say.
- Orgasms enhance your well-being
Studies have shown that regular orgasms make you feel happier, improve your immunity, manage pain and may even reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer.
- Orgasms make you live longer
A study in Caerphilly, South Wales, examined the relationship between regular orgasms and mortality rates. After 10 years, the researchers found that the risk of dying was 50 % lower among men who had two or more orgasms per week than among men who had less than one a month. Other studies have been done in Sweden and North America which all prove that there is a link between regular orgasms and longer life.
- Orgasms reduce the risk of Heart Disease, Stroke and Type-2 Diabetes
The same study from South Wales also found a relationship between frequent play time and lower incidences of “fatal coronary events”. Testosterone (important to the sex drive in men and women) helps reduce the risk of heart attack and even harm to coronary muscles when heart attacks do happen.
According to the Planned Parenthood study, orgasms help to decrease the hip to waist circumference in both men and women – which is considered to be a powerful measure of coronary heart disease risk. A study in Israel of 100 women found a correlation between lack of orgasm and history of heart attacks. Amazing!
- Orgasms decrease the risk of other diseases too!
We’re talking breast and prostate cancer here. Regular orgasms not only reduce the risk of these diseases, but also bolsters your immune system.
- Orgasms help you sleep
We can thank good old Oxytocin for this. It’s been found that the love hormone and surge of endorphins act as sedatives – which ensures a better night’s sleep. So, chuck away those sleeping pills and give yourself a daily orgasm instead. Sounds way more fun to us.
- Orgasms keep you looking young
This has been proven by a study. Over a decade. For reals. On average, the people determined to look the youngest and age the best reported having sex three times a week. Over the course of 10 years, the panel of judges regularly underestimated their ages by 7 to 12 years. Incredible.
- Orgasms keep you slim and trim
Yes, orgasms burn calories and fat. It’s also been found that people who are more sexually active tend to eat more healthily than those who aren’t. Check out Matilda’s Bedroom Guide to Calorie Burninghere! A teaser: reaching orgasm (excluding foreplay and sex itself) can burn up to 200 calories, which equals half a cup of Ben & Jerry’s Light Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream with 1 teaspoon of fudge sauce AND a cherry on top.
- Orgasms keep your reproductive system healthy
Hormone levels are directly related to your ability to fall in love, your libido, and your arousal. Having regular orgasms are excellent for:
- Endometriosis: The Planned Parenthood Report quotes studies that found that women who have sex and orgasm during menstruation are less likely to develop endometriosis.
- Fertility: For those battling to fall pregnant, regular orgasms may enhance fertility by regulating menstrual patterns. According to the study, having sex four or more times a week gives you an 80% chance of conceiving within 6 months! For women, climaxing after your partner comes means you will retain more sperm, increasing chances of fertilization.
- Sperm quality: Men need to come regularly to keep their sperm count and quality high. Masturbation is good for you, men!
- It helps with your period: Orgasms relieve period pain and regulate your cycle.
- Orgasms are nature’s pain medication
Studies have proven that regular orgasms increase endorphins and corticosteroids that raise pain thresholds and ease pain associated with arthritis, menstrual cramps, migraine and a host of other conditions.
- Orgasms keep you mentally strong
The more orgasms you have, the better your quality of life. Regular orgasms increase self-esteem, reduce depression, psychiatric illness and even suicide. Pleasure also inhibits the propensity to be violent. Orgasms reduce stress and anxiety, stimulates feelings of affection intimacy and closeness, increases bonding with your partner and even helps you perform better in social situations.
Orgasms are good for you. Have more of them. As often as you can!
Want to see what products we have on offer than can help you climax more often? Here are our top choices:
This flexible couples toy will have you heading back to the bedroom time and again. The Doppio can be positioned in multiple ways for use during foreplay and penetration. The flexible arms give a perfect fit around the penis for stimulation to the entire vulva and clitoris, with added buzz on the scrotum. Three separate motors and seven patterns create endless combinations of pleasure for both partners. Two motors on the ‘ears’ work in tandem for clitoral or perineal stimulation, while the base motor can be switched on or off separately to add to the fun. This waterproof couples vibrator in soft-touch smooth silicone is your perfect partner for nights of endless orgasm.
When you’re in the mood for spontaneous play, our wireless vibrating panties put partner pleasure first. These panties are ultra powerful and come with a 2-button remote control that puts your partner in the drivers seat. There’s a hidden pocket in the panty and the stretchy lace thong is comfortable and sexy, keeping your toy in place while you play. These vibrating panties can be controlled up to 10 meters away and the batteries are replaceable for repeat fun whenever you want it. These panties can be worn during a dirty dinner, a raunchy date night or a night out on the town. They’re your little secret and offer instant pleasure outside of the bedroom.
With an egg-shaped design, the Tente anal plug by BS Atelier is shaped for maximum anal stimulation. This curvy plug is super flexible, making it a top contender for ultra comfortable anal fun. This toy measures 8cm in height with a width of 3cm and is great for adventurous pleasure seekers. It has a narrow neck that encourages your muscles to hold it in place while you play, making it ideal for extended wear. This colourful handcrafted plug is firm and perfect for hands-free fun. You can use it during sex or before as a warm-up, and it’s great for a satisfying solo session, too. This plug is a great size for beginners and we always suggest adding heaps of high quality lubricant if you’re using this plug for bottom pleasure.
This superb cream will help stimulate your G-Spot, leading to new levels of intense sexual arousal. The Rain of Love G-Spot cream can even help you achieve multiple orgasms during one sexy session of self-discovery. The handy guide that’s included will assist you and your lover with exploring positions that will arouse the g-spot and rejuvenate your love-life. Reach ultimate pleasure with Shunga Rain of Love G-Spot Cream.
This G-spot arousal cream has an illustrated guide to help you and your partner take full advantage of this amazing cream. It gives you concise and simple tips on how to discover your G-Spot and find the hidden road to your most sacred place.
The Fifi rabbit vibrator has a slender neck that extends into a perfectly curved bulb. The design complements your natural shape for effortless pleasure that pulsates you on to ecstasy. The beauty of the Fifi is the flexible clitoral ears that stimulate the labia as well as the clit. This vibe has a sleek silicone design for uninterrupted pleasure that delivers a luxurious experience. You can explore the various vibration levels and intensities with a touch of two simple buttons – the ‘+’ and the ‘-‘ control 5 speeds while the ‘s’ allows you to power through 7 patterns with ease. With an explosive combination of internal and external pleasure, the Fifi promises a thrilling ride. This toy is every bit as luxurious as we’ve come to expect from Je Joue and we love the seamless sexiness for a smooth encounter.
This Je Joue rabbit vibrator is a perfect fit thanks to it’s curvy, contoured design. It delivers toe-curling sensations, from a low rumble to powerful pulsations. Three motors combine for triple the intensity – one in each ear and an ultra powerful motor to the tip.