5 Surprising Health Benefits of Orgasms


The Emjoy Team

December 21, 2022
5 Surprising Health Benefits of Orgasms
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Most people probably don’t need a lot of persuasion to seek out more orgasms. The feeling of that sweet release after a hot sex session if already enough to leave you wanting more, right? Well, aside from their most obvious benefit – pleasure, pleasure, and more pleasure –  check out these five surprising benefits of orgasms to give you yet another reason to get it on. 

orgasms can boost the quality of your sleep

More O’s equal more Zzz’s

Do you find it hard to fall asleep at night? Try a quickie before bed! It turns out that orgasms could not only help you to fall asleep more quickly, but also improve the quality of your sleep

A 2019 sleep study found that over half of the participants felt their sleep quality improved when they orgasmed before going to sleep, both after partnered and solo sex. This is likely due to the cocktail of hormones that are released when you orgasm such as endorphins and oxytocin which all promote relaxation. 

Orgasms reduce stress 

Some of the same hormones which improve sleep quality also contribute to your overall sense of wellbeing. For example, oxytocin in the body lowers cortisol, your body’s main stress hormone. 

So now you know exactly what you need to do after a stressful day at work!

orgasms are a natural mood booster

Climaxing lifts your mood

Okay, this one might seem pretty intuitive. Who doesn’t smile ear to ear when they’ve just had a sweet O? But there’s a scientific reason why orgasms lift our mood. Apart from feeling really good, orgasms release dopamine, a hormone responsible for our mood.

Plus, when combined with the other benefits of orgasms such as lowering stress and getting better sleep, all of which can leaving us feeling on top form.

Orgasms are a natural pain reliever

Did you know that endorphins and dopamine are also a form of natural pain relief? A 2013 study suggests that orgasms can be used to treat migraines and cluster headaches

Not only that, they can also help to relieve menstrual cramps. This is because aside from the hormones released, climaxing also stimulates the metabolism and blood circulation, which counteracts pain. On top of this, our muscles contract and relax during orgasms, which can also offer some relief for painful cramps. 

Just another reason to get it on when you’re menstruating! And if you don’t like period sex? You can reap exactly the same benefits from masturbation. So make yourself comfortable, get in the mood with a sexy story, and give yourself some natural pain relief (and a lot of pleasure of course)! 

increased libido is one of the health benefits of orgasms

Orgasms are natural libido boosters

Aside from endorphins, oxytocin, and dopamine, when you get it on your body also temporarily boosts your testosterone levels, the hormone responsible for your sex drive. 

So if you’re rarely in the mood for sex, try masturbating to boost your desire. You may just find that once you’ve had one orgasm, you end up craving more. For some ideas on how to get started, check out these 10 Sex Techniques for Female Orgasm.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this article all about the benefits of orgasms. If you suffer from orgasm anxiety, anorgasmia, or would just like to harness the full potential of your sexuality, check out the Emjoy app where you can find tons of resources all about orgasms, how to climax more consistently and audio erotica to light your fire. 

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