One aspect of our health that can get overlooked is SEX. Yup, I said it. SEX is not a dirty word, not by a long shot.
I think sometimes this area gets overlooked because it can be a taboo subject for some people but as a Health Coach, I say, nothing is off limits when discussing health. And I know, that sex can be dangerous too, depending on the situation – ie: STD’s, unwanted pregnancies, emotional roller coasters, etc. BUT, in this context, I’m referring to sex for the health benefits and they are vast.
Specifically, ORGASMS, y’all.
Orgasms are good for your health, period. Alone, with a partner, however, you can manage to have one. Some of the benefits are:
- Stress reduction
- Better sleep
- Pain reduction
- Better immune function
- Better circulation
- Improved Brain Power
Now, this last one is exciting. Improved brain power? Who can’t use more of that?
As part of the study, researchers asked women to bring themselves to orgasm while lying inside an fMRI machine that measures blood flow to different parts of the brain. The tests showed that orgasms increased blood flow to all areas of the brain, thereby providing inflows of vital nutrients and oxygen that fuel increased brain function and health.
So, ditch the crosswords, which only stimulate certain parts of the brain. Instead, start getting busy between the sheets. Your entire brain will thank you for it.
Read the article in its entirety here:
Now I understand not everyone has that certain someone in their life. Don’t worry, no study says you have to have a partner to get the health benefits of orgasms. Getting to know your own body is a good thing and therapeutic. So get to know yourself (wink, wink) and get your healthy hustle on!
For a blow by blow on the science of “alone time” and how it can positively affect your health, watch the following video: