The Benefits of Regular Orgasms: Why Sexual Pleasure Should Be Part of Your Self-Care Routine
We’re all familiar with the concept of self-care right? Usually entails a day of M’s: masks, massages, manicures, and mastur… Yep you’re catching on where we are going with this. In a culture where sexual wellness is almost an afterthought, Quanna has made it their mission to help you to explore different ways to care for your body, deepen your self-love practice, and prioritize your sexual wellness. Because being intentional about your sexual wellness, just as you are about other areas of your life, contributes to your overall wellbeing and how you feel about yourself.
It’s especially fundamental to incorporate the practice of sexual wellness as we mature since sexual desire becomes less spontaneous, when previously, the sparks seemingly came out of nowhere, and our bodies were more responsive. Responsive desire is when we have to put in more mental effort to get our libido fired up. If there is anything to take away from this read is the fact that sexuality still remains to be an integral part of human expression regardless of age. By establishing a sexual wellness routine as part of your self-care you invest in yourself and the development of a healthy and rejuvenated responsive desire.
As Quanna’s mantra relays “Sexual wellness is a state of body/mind that enables you to enjoy and explore sex on your own terms and in your own time.” So go get your hands on their award-winning cbd lube - Oomf and get to exploring.
Your new go-to for menstrual relief.
Here’s all the more reason to give period sex a try. Menstrual cramps are caused by the uterus contracting to help it shed its lining, which is triggered by the release of hormones called prostaglandins. Orgasms from sex contract and then relax the uterus, which can relieve pain from cramps.
Orgasms also release feel-good hormones called endorphins, which activate opioid receptors in the body, that can help temporarily relieve pain. Opioid receptors are part of a system in the body that controls pain. These natural painkillers can also help with other aches and pains related to your period, like headaches.
Maybe the secret weapon to great skin.
The post-sex glow is real! Orgasming releases oxytocin, which reduces cortisol. In excess, cortisol can increase oil (sebum) production, which can clog pores, leading to inflammation and breakouts.
This study also found that having an orgasm raises estrogen levels in your body, which helps to prevent the decrease of collagen. Collagen is an important protein for maintaining the appearance of youthful skin, helping with skin thickness and keeping skin resistant to wrinkles.
An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.
Orgasms release the chemical DHEA, which helps balance your immune system, promotes bone health, and assists in repairing tissues.
It’s also a famed form of stress relief, which is great since chronic stress can actually crash your immune system. The feel-good hormones that an orgasm releases become the perfect way to dial down that stress and boost your immune system.
Catch a good night of Z’s with your O.
Having a good time in the sheets helps you fall asleep when you get between them. The post-sex rush of the hormone prolactin helps you doze off quicker, while the oxytocin reduces cortisol levels, calming your mind so you can sleep better.
Orgasms also release vasopressin, which accompanies the release of your neuroprotective hormone melatonin, helping you sleep more soundly.
Sexercise your way to stronger pelvic muscles.
Whether you’re driving or at your desk, you probably sit. A lot. Constantly sitting can lead to muscle imbalances and decreased pelvic circulation. Here's why orgasms can help: They increase pelvic floor circulation, distributing nutrients and hormones where your body needs them.
Did you know that the same muscles that engage during Kegel exercises are engaged during orgasm? A study published in the Journal of Women’s Health, Issues and Care argued that with routine orgasms, the pelvic floor will be stronger and healthier.
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This article is a Guest Editor contribution by QUANNA. Like us, QUANNA are passionate about bettering women’s wellness. Creating all natural, nasty-free products that are good for our bodies and the planet, QUANNA has been inspired to redefine our relationship with our most intimate selves. Explore QUANNA’s full range on site here.