Stories & Reflections
|(the post below is the edited version of an article written by a dear friend of mine, Alex Sandra Miles. If you want to read it fully, please CLICK HERE )
The feeling of an orgasm is one of the greatest sensations our bodies can experience.
Women are thought to have up to 11 different types of orgasm, which can differ in intensity from a mild and subtle feeling to an intense and explosive rush of sensations, depending on how our bodies and minds are feeling at the time and also how we feel about the person we are engaged with.
Achieving an orgasm can have an array of health benefits that affect us physically and emotionally””due to the chemical changes that take place within our bodies.
Keeps you looking younger.
As we age, testosterone level decrease, however, regular sex releases a plethora of chemicals, which contain testosterone. The hormones that are released include DHEA (Dehyrdoepiandrosterone) which restores skin, repairs damaged tissues keeping skin looking plump and youthful.
. Relieves pain.
As we orgasm, chemicals known as endorphins are released which are natural pain relievers, alleviating headaches, stomach pains and even arthritis. Orgasms are thought to reduce pain up to 70%. Inflammation and swelling are also known to decrease.
Increases your memory.
During climax blood circulation is increased which transports nutrients and oxygen to the hypothalamus, which is the centre of the brain for memory and learning, keeping the brain alert.
Oxytocin, also known as the love hormone and endorphins are released during sex causing a sedative effect, allowing the body to relax and let go of tension by lowering blood pressure. This promotes restful and deeper sleep.
Protects us from colds and flu.
Due to the release of antibodies, in particular immunoglobulin A, that naturally boost and increase our immune system, we are less susceptible to colds and flus as our body’s defences strengthen to fight illness.
As the heart rate increases more calories are burned. While an orgasm itself only burns around three calories, leading up to burns the most. Half an hour of active sex can burn around 150 calories. Plus, muscles all over the body are toned in the process.
Boosts our sense of smell.
After climax our bodies release a hormone known as prolactin which causes stem cells in the brain to grow new neurons in the olfactory bulb, where smell is formed. This in turn increases our sense of smell.