from Flo Living
It’s summer time, and we’re feeling HOT!
While it might not be easiest at this time of year to avoid some of the more naughty aspects of social events and vacations – i.e. alcohol, sugar, and staying out way past your bedtime – we do hope that you take advantage of exercising your libido! There are so many benefits of orgasm for women.
Whether solo or with a partner, check out our top 10 reasons why orgasm is essential for your health. And if your libido is down and you think something is up, read on for some tips to help bring it back to life. We don’t want you missing out on this kind of summer fun!
Here’s our top 10 Benefit of Orgasm for Women:
- Improves circulation to organs in the pelvic cavity, delivering nutrients, growing healthy tissues, and regulating your menstrual cycle. Women who have intercourse at least once a week are more likely to have normal menstrual cycles than women who are celibate or who have infrequent sex.
- Increases fertility and sense of wellness by energizing your hypothalamus gland, which regulates appetite, body temperature, emotions, and the pituitary gland, which in turn regulates the release of reproductive hormones that induce ovulation and cervical fluid.
- Provides overall lymphatic massage, helping your body’s natural detoxification process to improve digestion and mood and help prevent cancer.
- Promotes healthy estrogen levels to keep vaginal tissues supple and protect against osteoporosis and heart disease.
- Induces deep relaxation by boosting endorphin levels and flushing cortisol (an inflammatory hormone released by the adrenal glands) out of the body.
- Spikes DHEA levels in the body. DHEA hormone improves brain function, balances the immune system, helps maintain and repair tissue, and promotes healthy skin.
- Helps you look younger—studies show making love three times a week in a stress free relationship can make you look 10 years younger.
- Boosts infection-fighting cells up to 20%–helps fight colds and flu!
- Cures migraines and helps treat other types of pain by elevating pain thresholds (a bonus when preparing for childbirth!)
- Increases levels of the hormone oxytocin, which is linked to passion, intuition, and social skills—the hormone of bonding and success!
If you are missing out on these amazing benefits of orgasm, it’s time to investigate the reasons why.
Stress is a major cause of decreased libido. 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. It’s in survival mode and worried about sustaining itself.
Aside from low libido, here are some other signs that you might be suffering with adrenal exhaustion:
* difficulty waking up in the morning
* insomnia or difficulty falling asleep
* relying on caffeine and/or sweets to keep you going
* getting sick easily, low immunity
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