11 reasons to have more orgasms

Taryn Davies
Published: September 12, 2015

The next time you’re not quite in the mood we want you to think to these 11 reasons to have more orgasms, not only will you feel better afterwards but thanks to numerous health benefits you’ll reap the rewards long afterwards too.

Relieve stress

When you orgasm you release the hormone oxytocin, which helps to relieve tension and also stimulates the feelings of warmth and relaxation.

A study in the Netherlands even showed that after women orgasm, the part of the brain that shows fear and anxiety doesn't have any activity.

Sleep better

Like mentioned above, the hormone oxytocin increases the feeling of relaxation, and for some people, this means sleepiness too. There's another chemical that's released during an orgasm, vasopressin. This helps to regulate our internal clock and helps us go into a deeper and better sleep.

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Enjoy a better night's sleep after an orgasm

Live Longer

We all know that exercise is important for a healthy and long life, but while an orgasm isn't the same as going for a run, it definitely does benefit your health.

A study found that men who had fewer orgasms were twice as likely to die, of any cause, compared to those who had two or more a week.

A follow-up study also revealed that orgasms three or more times a week could reduce the risk of stroke or a heart attack by half.

Alleviate pain

Orgasms can help to block the feelings of pain, even stimulation can help, so there's no excuse for having a headache when it comes to trying to get out of sex.

Curb your appetite

Trying to cut back on the amount of food you eat, having an orgasm can help to suppress your appetite and cravings. It's all down to phenethylamine, which reduces cravings for junk food and overeating.

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You'll find you eat less if you're getting more orgasms

Make you look younger

Clinical neuropsychologist, David Weeks, says that regular orgasms can make you look 10 years young.

It's down to endorphins and the increase of blood and oxygen, which our skin reaps the benefits from. The post-sex glow is a real thing thanks to dehydroepiandrosterone, which gives your complexion a boost.

Boost testosterone

Although it may seem like you need testosterone to have a libido, it also works the other way around. Sexual function is a lot like lean muscle — if we don’t use it, we lose it, along with the hormonal benefits that come with it. Women who enjoy more orgasms have increased estrogen and testosterone. When present in the proper balance, these hormones give more sex appeal, improve mood and memory and can even prevent abdominal fat too.

Lighter periods

As your uterus contracts when you orgasm, this helps to stop the cramp-causing compounds, as well as expelling bloody and tissue. The more contractions you have results in periods that don't last as long,  as well as a reduction in cramps.

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Orgasms can help relieve period pain

Stimulate your brain

Orgasms help to increase the blood flow, even the blood to the brain. A study proved this and showed that oxygen and nutrients travel to the brain when we orgasm.

Make partner less likely to cheat

It comes as no surprise that more orgasms make your partner less likely to cheat, and it's down to oxytocin because it increases the bond you have with your partner, according to a study.

Get better as you age

If you want a reason to continue having orgasms, then research shows that they're going to only get better. So whilst you might enjoy them now, they're going to be like a fine wine and improve as you age.