Updated: Jan 31
Why Orgasms are So Important During and After Menopause
While many harmful myths still persist around female orgasm, fortunately, there is an increasing awareness of the health benefits of female orgasm. Sexual Awakening Hypnotherapy helps women to open up and discover the benefits for themselves. Whatever the sexual problems you may be experiencing or if you are going through or have gone through the menopause, orgasms are worth the effort of resolving whatever is holding you back.
Why Orgasms are Good for You
Orgasms are a pleasurable experience. The intense pleasure they bring can carry its own health benefits, even before the physical changes orgasms bring to our bodies. During sexual stimulation and particularly during orgasm, the brain releases substances called neurotransmitters and neuropeptides responsible for the benefits listed below. The joy of orgasm helps in many ways. It may:
· improve the mood
· relieve stress
· relax you
· help you to sleep
· improve partner relationship
· improve cardiovascular health
· even boost immunity
Unlike the male orgasm that releases sperm, women don’t need to orgasm to become pregnant. However, early studies suggest that there is better sperm retention after female orgasm, leading to a higher chance of success when trying to get pregnant.
The female orgasm can be brought by various means of stimulation, including clitoral, nipple, and vaginal. There are various ways to achieve the stimulation.
Here’s How Orgasms Help
Improving your mood, relieving stress, relaxation, and better sleep are a good start for the benefits of regular orgasms. As if that's not enough reason to pursue the pleasure of orgasm, due to the hormones released during an orgasm, they even improve our relationships with our sexual partner and other friends.
Oxytocin is one of the neurotransmitters released during orgasm; it's one of the happiness hormones that also helps us have younger-looking skin by reducing free radicals and inflammation.
Orgasm decreases the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is also related to blocking reproductive hormones, to stress, failure to lose weight and is frequently responsible for belly fat. Cortisol is not totally bad; it has its place for acute fight or flight emergency situations.
Falling asleep easily after orgasm is due to the rush of prolactin, a hormone that helps you fall asleep quickly.
Orgasms release dehydroepiandrosterone, which helps to balance your immune system, promote bone health, help prevent vaginal atrophy and assists in repairing tissue.
Your pelvic floor gets a workout during an orgasm. Those waves of tiny contractions work the muscles for a stronger and healthier pelvic floor.
As You Age
Important must read for peri-menopausal, menopausal and post-menopausal women
Orgasm increases blood flow to many areas of the brain, meaning that your brain is getting an oxygen boost. More oxygen to the brain boosts cognitive function, which means that regular orgasms can contribute to protecting your cognitive functioning as you age.
Increased blood flow also helps our bodies flush out toxins and increases collagen, which is something that decreases during and after menopause and is needed to maintain youthful-looking skin. These also help you achieve luscious and healthy hair.
Orgasms help by keeping your blood pressure low; this slows down the ageing process.
The benefit of improved sleep diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles too.
How Sexual Awakening Hypnotherapy Helps
Sexual Awakening Hypnotherapy helps women overcome sexual problems leading to gaining their orgasm. As discussed above, regular orgasms help women in so many ways. A course of therapy leads you to the sexual awakening you long for to overcome any sexual problems you have and lead you towards an orgasmic, happier, healthier life.
Sex is a sensitive topic for many people; positive discussions with a partner can frequently overcome sexual problems that you’re experiencing. However, many people struggle to open up and overcome emotional barriers to openness.
Sexual problems for women at any age can be due to, but not limited to:
· Emotional problems
· Hormonal imbalances
· A lack of lubrication
· Previous trauma
· Prescription drugs
· Recreational drugs
· Physical reasons such as fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts
Menopausal or those who have been through menopause may also experience the following:
· Vaginal pain
· Vaginal dryness
Oestrogen levels fall as women approach and pass menopause, resulting in dryness and thinning of vaginal tissues. This is frequently a cause of penetration and intercourse to become difficult due to discomfort for many women. Your discomfort may range from a feeling of vaginal tightness, a sense of being dry or severe pain during sex. It may also be the case that you are anticipating soreness in their vagina or burning in their vulva or vagina that has previously occurred after sex.
Sometimes it's a matter of overcoming the fear or anticipation of pain during or after sex, performance anxiety or overcoming the cause of involuntary, painful tightening of the vaginal muscles, known as vaginismus. Whatever the sexual problem(s) you are experiencing, there is a path to successful and happy orgasms.
Did you know that orgasms can actually increase body confidence? A study on women's orgasms discovered that by focussing on how much exciting pleasure our body gives us, our body confidence improves, and we tend to have more sex. More sex equals more orgasms, and
as you now know, more orgasms lead to better health.
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