Health Benefits of Orgasm
"When Harry Met Sally",
Meg Ryan's fake orgasm scene...
staggering number of scientific
studies clearly show that orgasms are good for you! There are the
physical benefits: the heavy breathing and elevated heart rate that
during sexual arousal and orgasm help keep tissues and organs healthier
by circulating oxygen. As an exercise, it burns off just slightly more
calories per minute than playing tennis. However, there are a number of
additional benefits that medical science is discovering.
latest research comes
from Australia. A study led by Graham Giles of The Cancer Council
in Melbourne concluded that the more men ejaculate between the ages of
20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop prostate cancer. Other
shows that regular male orgasm can also help prevent a condition called
nonspecific prostatitis, which causes painful urination.
research on sexuality
began in the U.S. in the 1950's with Alfred Kinsey and his famous
reports. Kinsey reported that sex reduces stress, and that people who
fulfilling sex lives are less anxious, less violent and less hostile.
1970's, a study at
Duke University found that the frequency of sexual intercourse for men
was associated with lower death rates, and that the enjoyment of sexual
intercourse by women was associated with a longer life.
reached in a study done in Caerphilly, Wales, and published in the
1997 British Medical Journal under the title, "Sex and Death: Are They
Related?" The authors studied nearly 1000 men aged 45 to 59. The study
found that men who reported at least two orgasms a week at the time of
the study had less than half the risk of dying from various causes over
10 years of follow-up than those with a lower frequency of orgasm.
1976 study published in
Psychosomatic Medicine suggests that a failure to reach orgasm may have
a negative impact on women's hearts. In the control group, just 24
of the women reported sexual dissatisfaction. In the group of women who
had heart attacks, the report of sexual dissatisfaction prior to their
attack was 65 percent.
study from the Institute
for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality conducted by Dr Ted Mcllvenna
at the sex lives of 90,000 American adults. He found that sexually
people take fewer sick leaves and enjoy life more.
Dr. Dudley Chapman, orgasms boost infection-fighting cells up to 20%.
at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that students who had
sexual activity had a third higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an
which boosts the immune system and can help fight colds and flu.
done by Dr. Winnifred
Cutler, a specialist in behavioral endocrinology, indicates that women
who have intercourse at least once a week are more likely to have
menstrual cycles than women who are celibate or who have infrequent sex.
Cutler also reports that
women who enjoy regular weekly sex have significantly higher levels of
estrogen in their blood than women experiencing either infrequent sex
no sex at all. The benefits of estrogen include a healthy
system, lower bad cholesterol, higher good cholesterol, more bone
and supple skin. There is also growing evidence that estrogen is
to brain functioning.
that seems to be affected by sexual activity is DHEA. Right before
the level of the hormone DHEA in the body spikes to several times
than normal. DHEA is believed to improve brain function, balance the
system, help maintain and repair tissue, promote healthy skin, and
improve cardiovascular health.
testosterone and estrogen
levels increase through regular sexual activity. Testosterone can help
strengthen bones and muscles, and is also beneficial to a healthy
For women, the health benefits of estrogen include keeping vaginal
suppler and protecting against osteoporosis and heart disease.
study from the South Illinois
School of Medicine found that having an orgasm can cure migraines.
with 52 migraine sufferers, 16 reported considerable relief after an
and another eight had their headaches completely gone.
studies show that orgasm
can help treat other types of pain. In research by Beverly Whipple and
Barry Komisaruk at Rutgers University, women found that they had a
pain threshold through regular orgasms that helped with conditions
from whiplash to arthritis.
Warning on ice cube
Skatssoon from news.com.au
and medical experts
have issued a warning following evidence that would-be first aiders
been using ice cube "enemas" to revive people from drug overdoses.
say putting ice cubes
up the rectums of unconscious people has no physiological benefit and
even lead to seizures and stroke.
to Paul Dillon,
research officer with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
some people have been attempting to insert ice cubes into the anuses of
friends who have become unconscious after taking the party drug GHB in
the mistaken belief that it will revive them.
GHB overdose expert David
Caldicott, of the Emergency Department of Royal Adelaide Hospital, said
the practice was potentially hazardous.
in the gay community
newspaper the Sydney Star Observer, Dr Caldicott said putting an object
into the rectum of someone not expecting it could cause a "vagal"
This occurs when the vagus nerve, which slows the heart, is activated.
top of the blood pressure-lowering
effects of GBH, a vagal reaction can potentially stop blood flow to the
matter should not be
treated as a joke, Mr. Dillon said.
overdose in a club is
embarrassing enough for the person involved," he told the Star Observer.
sight of the incapacitated
person with their pants around their ankles having people inserting ice
cubes is beyond humiliating and potentially dangerous!"
of the people doing
this should know better and should not pretend to be trained medical
procedure could also
result in charges of sexual assault, he said.
from the Editor:
Yikes! ...enema cocktail, straight up, no ice please!! -NL
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man's orgasm can even be
beneficial to women, according to research that indicates that semen
reduce depression in women. The study was headed by Gordon Gallup, a
at the State University of New York. The researchers believe that
hormones in semen are absorbed through the vagina.
orgasms can even
help you look younger. According to research done by David Weeks, a
neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, making love three
a week in a stress free relationship can make you look 10 years
only makes sense that
something as important as orgasm would have so many benefits. The male
orgasm is the sperm delivery system, and the female orgasm, through the
rapid vaginal contractions that can pull sperm in, makes it more likely
for her to become pregnant. Both are important to the reproduction of
species, and both our important to our health and happiness.
from the Editor:
This is going to be a very nice long winter! -NL