To celebrate the month of love, I wanted to share the top reasons you should thank your orgasm. And hopefully, by the end of this article, you'll be inspired to rededicate this month to self-love.
Toe-curling, mind-blowing, earth shattering: Are there any phrases too hyperbolic to describe the joys of an orgasm? I think not. As far as I’m concerned, orgasms are among the most important ways women can care for their physical, emotional, and psychological health — and I’m a huge proponent of reaping these rewards on a regular basis.
Pleasure doesn’t play a big enough part in our daily lives. One big reason we push off pleasure? Stress. Stress is a major cause of decreased libido and added stress puts strain on our adrenals, those thumb-sized glands that sit right above our kidneys and kick in to help our body combat stress. The adrenal glands also secrete the hormones necessary to keep your libido intact.
When overworked from being in a constant state of stress and alert, the last thing your body wants to do is have sex or procreate — which means you won’t get to experience the benefits of orgasm. Your body goes into survival mode and is just worried about sustaining itself.
If you’re regular MO is to stress about everything and put off pleasure, then you’ll want to pay attention. I find that investing in your overall pleasure will do wonders for your well-being. Here are my favorite reasons, taken from my book, WomanCode, why I think regular sex can be your prescription for better health: