9 Reasons to Have an Orgasm
So you have been trying to convince your special someone that it is time to put out and you keep getting the same arguement, "I am not in the mood", "I don't feel good", "I am down in the dumps", or "I just want to wait". Here is a list of reasons that will help you move past first base...and if you are good enough at your skills of persuation, you just may be able to tag a "home run".
Who more should you believe than the very organization that caters to the ladies, Female Sexual Medicine Center at UCLA. According to co-founder Dr. Jennifer Berman, "orgasms increase your circulation, keeping the blood flowing to your genital area." This in turn keeps your tissue healthy! And we all want that, right?
For some reason an orgasm, alone, isn't considered exercise, even if you do it every day and multiple times a day, even though it increases your heart rate and your blood pressure increases, as does your respiratory rate. That being said, it has a lot of similarities to running and releases endorphins. Sounds like a pretty fun way to work your heart out.
if you are feeling sad, get laid, it may be just what the doctor ordered. In addition to endorphins, dopamine and oxytocin are also released during orgasm. All three of these hormones have mood-enhancing effects, so much so that people who use cocaine experience the same hormone reactions.
Guys, we may fall asleep quicker than our ladies, but they sleep just as well as we do after a good orgasm. A recent survey of 1,800 women found that over 30 percent of them used sexual release as a natural sedative. So when someone has insomnia, an orgasm is here to help.
Having an orgasm not only works out your heart, but also your head. Barry Komisaruk, Ph.D. told Cosmopolitan that orgasms actually nourish the brain with oxygen. "Functional MRI images show that women's brains utilize much more oxygen during orgasm than usual," Komisaruk says.
Even dating back to Victorian times, doctors claimed that orgasms can work out certain aches and pains -- namely migraines and menstrual cramps. (So now you know what to do next time you have a headache if you don't feel like popping an Excedrin.) It has even been documented that the contractions that make up an orgasm can actually clear out blood clots during a woman's period, providing some temporary relief.
Sure we all stressed out, but did you know that an orgasm can be used as a stress relief...it isn't a line after all.
There actually might be something to the idea that we "glow" after sex. The hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which shows increased levels during sexual excitement, can actually make your skin healthier. (And no, not from the "money shot")
Last but not least, when you know what it takes to make yourself orgasm, you may increase your emotional confidence and intelligence. "When you understand how your body works and ... [that it] is capable of pleasure on its own, regardless of your partner status, you make much better decisions in relationships," says Logan Levkoff, Ph.D., a sexologist and certified sexuality educator. "You don't look to someone else to legitimize that you're a sexual being."