Show of hands, whose schedule is starting to look pretty full this holiday season? Chances are, you’re going to be one of the many people rushing through the hustle and bustle associated with pre-Christmas celebrations and preparations. With all the Christmas shopping and partying to be done, many of us might be thinking that we’ll either be too tired or too pressed for time to squeeze any orgasms or sexy fun throughout the day (or night). However, one way or another, you should make time! Orgasms are not only fun, but they also prove to have many benefits to you and your lifestyle, especially during this holiday season. Below, we give you some of the most essential benefits you can get from orgasming this holiday season!
1. An orgasm a day keeps the stress away.
Whether it’s through masturbation or fun times with your partner, having orgasms can help you cope with all the holiday stress coming your way. Sexologist, Beverly Whipple, recently published in her book “The Orgasms Answer Guide” that orgasms release a hormone called oxytocin, which is responsible for feelings of warmth and relaxation. Orgasms also allow our bodies to get rid of cortisol, an inflammatory hormone associate with stress, out of our bodies ("Top 10 Health Benefits of Orgasm for Women - FLO Living", 2017). On top of that, after experiencing an orgasm, the amygdala, the part of the brain associated with fear and anxiety, shows very little activity, indicating a relaxed state in one’s body (Jacques, 2013). So, if you’re feeling stressed out from all the pre-holiday preparations you have to do, remember that an orgasm is always an option to go for when you want to wind down and relax.
2. Orgasms can help you shed some of those holiday pounds.
As already mentioned above, Orgasms help produce oxytocin, and apart from reducing stress, this powerful hormone also apparently helps curb appetite. A study found that releasing this hormone not only helped decrease carbohydrate intake, but also shifted one’s desire to eat more towards a desire to reproduce (Turner, 2016). For everyone worried about their self-control over all the holiday eating, having an orgasm may just be the perfect solution for you. As for those worried about the weight they already gained, although it has yet to be confirmed by studies, having sex and orgasms are said to burn as much as 150 calories, helping you meet your exercise needs for the day in a fun way (Luciani, 2017).
3. The big O can actually help you become more of a social butterfly
Most of the benefits that orgasms can give you are mainly linked to the release of Oxytocin in your body that happens when you come. Another benefit that orgasming can give you is that a study done by Cardoso, Ellenbogen, Serravalle & Linnen (2013) showed that activities that release oxytocin can actually help you reach out to others more and become more social during activities. The study noted that this could be due to the fact that the release of Oxytocin in the body causes one to feel more trusting and open towards others. For everyone already dreading the amount of social interaction that holiday gatherings will bring, this little piece of information could be handy to remember whenever you’re thinking of ways to get through all the mingling and smiling you’ll be doing at the coming parties.
While we only gave you three in this article, there are still a variety of ways having orgasms can you help you out during this Christmas season. Whether it’s for the hormone boost or just as a way to spend time with someone you care about, having a little bit of sexy fun during the holidays is never a bad thing to add to make your Christmas merrier (Remember: Always be safe!).
Cardoso, C., Ellenbogen, M., Serravalle, L., & Linnen, A. (2013). Stress-induced negative mood moderates the relation between oxytocin administration and trust: Evidence for the tend-and-befriend response to stress?. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(11), 2800-2804. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.05.006
Luciani, J. (2017). 8 More Reasons to Reach Orgasm... Every Time!. Shape Magazine. Retrieved 6 December 2017, from https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/sex-and-love/8-more-reasons-reach-orgasm-every-time
Jacques, R. (2013). 11 Reasons You Should Be Having More Orgasms. HuffPost UK. Retrieved 5 December 2017, from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/05/orgasm-health-benefits_n_4143213.html
Top 10 Health Benefits of Orgasm for Women - FLO Living. (2017). Flo Living. Retrieved 4 December 2017, from https://www.floliving.com/top-10-health-benefits-of-orgasm-for-women/
Turner, N. (2016). Five unexpected health benefits of orgasms. Chatelaine. Retrieved 5 December 2017, from http://www.chatelaine.com/health/sex-and-relationships/five-unexpected-health-benefits-of-orgasms/
By: AJ Lim