Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
Orgasm is the peak of pleasure in sexual intercourse offering a wave of amazing sensations by a number of couples.
Apart from that, the benefits of orgasm are equally amazing to help the body relieve stress and increase immunity or the immune system.
Here are some of the benefits of orgasm, reported from various sources.
1. Increase the body’s immune system
Quoted from Shape, sex is said to be the best way to prevent the common cold. Studies have shown that one of the great benefits of orgasms is to boost your immune system.
A study of these college students showed that those who had sex once or twice a week had immunoglobulin levels 30 percent higher.
2. Natural stress reliever and pain reliever
During an orgasm, the hormone oxytocin is released from the cells of the hypothalamus (an area in the brain) into the bloodstream.
Oxytocin, also known as the “love molecule” is said to make people feel warm, induce feelings of optimism, and increase self-esteem and trust.
Studies show that increasing oxytocin levels can also reduce pain, including headaches, cramps, and overall body aches.
3. Smooth menstrual cycle
A Planned Parenthood report shows that several studies have linked regular sex – meaning once or twice a week – with more regular periods, along with relieving menstrual cramps.
4. Feel happier
People who regularly have sex – orgasm or not – are happier, according to a study in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research.
Researchers looked at 4,000 women in the US and examined their moods, sexuality, and menstrual cycles.
They found a strong link between sexual interest and overall feelings of happiness.
5. May help with weight loss
A study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy shows that frequent sexual intercourse and sexual activity, either with a partner or alone, has been associated with smaller hip and waist circumference for both men and women.
6. Better sleep quality
The benefits of orgasm can also help you sleep more soundly and calmly.
Quoted from Everyday Health, the release of dopamine and oxytocin after orgasm can help increase feelings of intimacy as well as rest and peace.