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10 Benefits of Orgasm for Women

Female orgasms or anything sexual in general is usually regarded as taboo or still not talked about openly in society. Many women are scared of exploring themselves sexually as they have been preconditioned by these taboos. To discover this side of the human body, breaking the shell is necessary.

Orgasm refers to the incredible feeling of reaching the height of sexual pleasure b1ut there is much more to female orgasm than just pleasure. There are benefits of orgasm for women.

And today, we will discuss a few of them.

Benefits of Orgasm for Women
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Top Benefits of Orgasm for Women

1) Orgasms Helps With Menstrual Cramps

Women experience menstrual cramps every single time when they undergo menstruation. However, the amount of pain that women experience while menstruating depends from person to person.

For some women, the cramps are not very troublesome but for some, the intensity of the cramps 2are to such extremities that even performing everyday tasks become challenging.

Menstrual Cramps
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Orgasms tend to relieve menstrual cramps3 as when one orgasm brain releases hormones such as oxytocin and endorphin which results in feeling happy, satisfied, and carefree. Oxytocin is one of the primary hormones that help reduce pain from cramps or any other pain in general at the same time.

Endorphines are otherwise known as the natural painkillers of the body to help with any kind of pain as the name suggests. In short, orgasms relieve pain.

Now you know what to do to relieve menstrual cramps that start bothering you too much next time!

2) Orgasms Help With Mental Health & Stress

In recent times pretty much everyone is battling to maintain their Mental Health. The current generation is suffering from a lot of stress usually due to work pressure. When an individual is under a stressful condition, a hormone called cortisol 4is released.

Cortisol is a hormone that regulates your body’s response to stress and it is essential that the cortisol levels of the body stay stable as too less or too much of it harms the body.

When someone orgasms, the brain releases feel-good hormones such as oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine, etc. which will reduce stress and result in improved mood, and helps relieve stress.

3) It Helps Keep Skin Healthy and Glowing

Healthy and glowing skin is something many women dream to have but due to all the stress, hormonal changes, and Menstruation, this dream sadly fails to come true. Well, there is something that might help!

There are multiple reasons why sexual arousal or orgasm in simple words can help get healthy and glowing skin. It has been found that having an orgasm raises estrogen levels in females5. Now, Estrogen helps in the prevention of skin aging in several ways.

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An increase in Estrogen helps prevent the decrease in collagen which is one of the most important proteins in the body and helps maintain skin thickness and, at the same time makes the skin resistant to wrinkles.

At the same time, it helps prevent breakouts as during orgasm the oxytocin released by the body, decreases the amount of cortisol (stress hormone) hence, any woman who is into regular sexual activity is less likely to break out.

There is a good increase in the blood flow during sex, which means that the blood cells carrying oxygen also increase. When the amount of oxygen in your body increases it leads to more production of collagen6 which helps keep the skin healthy and glow! This is usually referred to as “post-sex glow”.

4) It Increases Brain Activity

It is no news to us that when there is sexual stimulation 7it tends to increase blood flow in the whole body and that includes the brain as well. The blood flow in the brain increases drastically while engaging in a kind of sexual activity which results in increased brain activity.

Having an orgasm of any kind stimulates the brain the same way as when you have your favorite dessert or hear your favorite song. Thus, having sex before sleep leads to better sleep.

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5) Orgasms Boost Immunity

It has been studied that when women reach orgasm certain components of the immune system get activated. Some studies indicated that regular orgasms had a positive impact and increased the number of white blood cells in the body.

At the same time during female orgasm, a hormone known as DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) 8is released which helps balance the immune system and assists in keeping the bones and muscles healthy.

6) Orgasms Can Help Build a Better Bond With Your Partner

Women experience intense feelings when they achieve orgasm and feel satisfied during sex or while performing any other sexual activity with their sexual partner. It causes the oxytocin levels to rise which can lead to feeling romantic, happy, and feeling connected to their partner.

Couples who engage in regular sexual activity are prone to feeling satisfied and happy in their relationship because of being sexually active with each other and have decreased chances of infidelity9. In short, It helps strengthen relationships.

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7) Orgasms Could Boost Fertility

When a woman experiences orgasm, the uterus goes through multiple reflexive muscle contractions, and according to a theory, these involuntary contractions in the uterus create a sort of vacuum that helps pull the sperm inside the egg more swiftly.

However, there is not a lot of scientific evidence to back this theory it won’t hurt to give it a try!

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8) Orgasms Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

These are the muscles that can be found at the bottom of the pelvis supporting the organs like the uterus and bladder in women. A woman must have strong pelvic floor muscles as if they are weakened it can lead to leakage of urine and some other very problematic issues. Kegel exercises 10are types of exercises that help women make their pelvic floor stronger.

When a woman undergoes any kind of sexual arousal or orgasm the same muscles that get worked during Kegel exercise start getting worked up which leads to stronger pelvic floor muscles. a recent study argued that regular orgasms would result in a stronger pelvic floor.

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9) It Tends to Improve Sleep

By far the best benefit of orgasm is that it helps you get better sleep. After any sexual activity, the hormone prolactin is released. Prolactin is a hormone that is primarily responsible for lactation but once released post sex helps sleep quicker. At the same time release of oxytocin helps to get a peaceful sleep.

Many people in the current times suffer from sleeping disorders such as insomnia, and narcolepsy, and engaging in any kind of sexual practice could help fight it.

Orgasms tend to improve sleep
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10) Regular Orgasms Could Help You Live Longer

Yes, It is true! There have been countless studies and scientific evidence that suggests women who experience regular sexual stimulation and are more sexually active tend to live longer than women who are not.

Heart disease is something due to which many people lose their lives and regular sexual engagement is said to help with preventing any heart-related issues. Even though there is not much evidence to back this information up but it sure is effective to some extent.

Regular orgasms could help you live longer
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Best Ways to Achieve Orgasm

There are various ways through which women can achieve orgasms and it is very subjective as to how they achieve orgasms. The female orgasm mechanism can be a little more complicated than the male orgasm mechanism. Some ways through which women can orgasm are vaginal orgasms, clitoral orgasms, and anal orgasms.

  • Clitoral Orgasm

The clit or clitoris is a bulb-shaped organ found at the top of the vulva. It is a part of the female reproductive system the primary role of this organ is to provide sexual pleasure.

The best way to stimulate sexual pleasure 11out of the clit is by gently rubbing it with the fingers, palm, and tongue in a back or forth or circular motion. A clitoral orgasm can be practiced either alone or with a sexual partner

Clitoral Orgasm
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  • Vaginal Orgasm

Vaginal orgasms are caused by penetrative sex it is when the penis enters the vaginal canal to make a come hither motion. This motion stimulates the G-spot gives intense pleasure and makes women orgasm.

G-spot refers to the erogenous zone of the vagina which when stimulated leads to strong sexual arousal, and orgasms or potentially may lead to female ejaculation. Sex toys such as dildos and vibrators can also be used to achieve vaginal orgasms.

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  • Anal Orgasm

Anal orgasm is something that is supposed to be done with utmost care and precaution as butts do not naturally produce lubricants and the tissues in the anal canal are very sensitive hence, they are prone to get damaged if there is inadequate lubrication. Make sure everything is properly lubricated before going for any kind of anal sex.

Except for the above suggestions, there are some sex positions that you can try out with your partner which might make you orgasm. You can watch the video below to help you with that!

Above are some ways how women can experience an orgasm but it is essential to practice safe and respectful sex and make sure you discuss with your partner before trying anything new.


In conclusion, there are various health benefits of orgasm as it helps to maintain overall health in its ways. It is not something to be looked down upon and should be normalized to talk about and practice. If you have any queries about sex or are having any issues related to sex you can refer to a certified sex therapist.

Make sure you practice safe & respectful sex and at the same time take care of your sexual health and overall well-being.

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  1. I knew there were some benefits of orgasms but I didn’t know what was it. This article gives me a clear idea of how beneficial an orgasms could be to a human and how it shouldn’t be a shame to talk about it. Looking forward to read more article like this.

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