We have all heard the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but have you heard the new one? An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away. While that may not be something taught in schools, there is a correlation between the number of orgasms you have in a given year and your overall health and wellbeing.
Call it a prescription for pleasure or very simply another great reason to have sex, but the bottom line is the more orgasms you have the healthier you will be. In a recent study from Duke University, the researchers found a direct link between healthy sex life and looking and feeling up to six years younger.
Looking younger and feeling younger all from doing something we all love to do; can it get any better than this? Gone are the days of having to look for the fountain of youth as it’s located in your bedroom with your significant other. The key number in the study was 200; the number of orgasms per year an individual would have on a yearly basis to experience the health benefits associated with sex.
Here are some of the orgasm health benefits found for those who had more than 200 orgasms per year (start having more orgasms when you have sex with Alura Lux).
Do Orgasms Provide Health Benefits?
Strengthened Immune System
Sexual activity boosts your body’s amount of immunoglobin A, an enzyme that increases your body’s resilience to illnesses like colds and the flu.*
In a separate study conducted at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the benefits to your immune system were also found further confirming the benefits to our immune system. The researchers found having sex once or twice a week boosts the immune system. They found a 30 percent increase in immunoglobulin A (IgA) proteins in people who had sex once or twice a week, compared to those who didn’t have sex. IgA proteins act as antibodies, binding to pathogens when they first enter the body and summoning the immune system to destroy them.
Improved Physical Appearance
The same endorphins that help to boost intimacy also keep your skin supple and improve your complexion, while the act of sex itself is an excellent calorie burner. During sex, your body produces a hormone called DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone). It also boosts the immune system, helps provide you with healthier skin and even decreases depression.
Refreshed Sleep Patterns
The drop in blood pressure and the release of natural sedatives that occur after having an orgasm can lead to sleep, and regulate your sleeping patterns. Many studies have reported couples sleep more deeply and wake more rested after having satisfying sexual intercourse.
Of course, to reach this target of 200 orgasms you don’t even need a partner. When it comes to doing the job right, sometimes you’ve got to do it yourself — and adding a sensual massager to the equation won’t hurt your chances for pleasure!
One way your personal massager is of huge benefit is to help you reach what is known as the ‘orgasmic plateau’ (“I can see my orgasm from here!”). This is a stage of arousal where orgasm is imminent – and is very important, especially for women who have difficulty reaching orgasm.
So next time you feel like enjoying yourself, take extra peace of mind from the fact that the benefits go beyond pleasure, and you’re doing your health a good service as well.
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