#1: Orgasms help treat migraines
Of course, having acute headaches or even migraine attacks is unlikely to put you in the mood for sex. However, as the University of Münster has discovered from a study, an orgasm can actually relieve headache symptoms.
According to the study from the University of Münster, sex can help relieve headache pains for 6 out of every 10 migraine patients. Whether this is with a partner or not, it doesn’t matter. While it is not as reliable as headache tablets, it’s still worth a try, right?
#2: Orgasms reduce stress
Dr. James Couch, an American neurologist from Oklahoma University, has found that orgasms release endorphins, which in turn help reduce the effects of stress. The reason? Once endorphins are released, the concentration of the stress-related hormone cortisol is decreased.
#3: Orgasms improve the quality of your sleep
Just as orgasms and sex can lower stress levels, your quality of sleep can be improved too. The connection is explained by authors Barry Komisaruk and Beverly Whipple in their book, “The Orgasm Answer Guide.” In this book they state that 32% of women who masturbate, do so before sleeping in order to fall asleep more easily.
# 4: Orgasms strengthen your immune system
Zurich scientists recently discovered this after examining men before and after orgasms. The result: after an orgasm, there are twice as many “natural killer cells” in blood. These are part of the innate immune systems of humans and have the task of destroying degenerated tumor cells, as well as cells that have been attacked by viral agents.
Additionally, a long-term study out of the US came to the conclusion that orgasms improve the immune system. Having sex 2 to 3 times a week helps increase the concentration of certain antibodies in saliva.
# 5: Orgasms are a fountain of youth
This is according to the psychologist Dr. David Weeks. He states that regular sex and, above all, orgasms are supposed to make men and women look up to 7 years younger. The reason? During masturbation, sex, as well as during orgasms, blood vessels expand. As this happens, more blood is transported in the bloodstream. Oxygen actually has a similar effect to collagen. In short, orgasms can help improve the appearance of your skin.
From pain relief and decreased stress to improved sleep and brainpower, read on to learn how an active sex life can make you a happier, healthier person.