If you saw me on the Dr. Oz show then you know that I recommend a minimum of three orgasms per week for excellent health. And while presenting this information recently at a conference, some women voiced some concern over this orgasm prescription. Some women actually feel that 3 per week is too many to achieve! I’ve heard complaints that some ladies are just not in the mood and shooting for the Big O thrice per week is not only too lofty but also too daunting.
Besides being a source of great pleasure, you can almost use your weekly orgasm count as a barometer of your physical health. You see, your ability to achieve orgasm, your libido and even your willingness to get ‘in the mood’ are also tied to your hormone levels, stress level, blood sugar level and even your level of physical activity. A waning libido can even be a sign of undiagnosed or poorly treated type 2 diabetes.
Don’t hold back! No partner required.
The benefits of orgasm come to you even when you ‘play your own instrument.’
Here are my top 10 reasons to achieve (at least!) 3 orgasms each week:
It is not recommended that you go out and find a random sex partner just to fulfill your weekly quota because many of the health benefits can be achieved via masturbation. In other words, self-pleasure is encouraged – Solo Sex Has Benefits, Too!
Cut cravings for addictive substances and food due to release of phenethylamine
Decrease in pain and due to oxytocin release
improved wound healing due to higher level of antibodies (IgA)
lowered blood pressure
reducing prostate cancer
Longevity – due to DHEA release
The health benefits of orgasm can be achieved via masturbation!
Orgasms Release Natural Feel-Good Chemicals
How can oxytocin produce such tremendous health benefits? The exact mechanism is not clear, but the key seems to be oxytocin’s ability to counteract the effects of stress. To state this differently, if you listed all the conditions and diseases related to stress or aggravated by stress, you’d have to list nearly every known condition. By easing stress, oxytocin helps to heal them all.
In addition to oxytocin’s powerful effects on the body, it strongly affects your mind and behavior. It is nature’s antidepressant and anti-anxiety hormone. It creates feelings of calm and a sense of connection, so it actually shapes how you view the world. The whole universe looks like a better place when you feel tranquil and loving.
Dr. Andrea Pennington is a respected integrative medicine physician, acupuncturist, TV host & bestselling author specializing in longevity, sex education and life transformation with positive psychology and mindfulness.
She is author of The Orgasm Prescription for Women and the creator of The Attunement Meditation Process.
As an international TEDx & keynote speaker Dr. Andrea inspires audiences around the world to live with ageless vitality, passion & purpose.
She is also a regular health, beauty and wellness expert featured on television and radio programs around the world.
As a highly sought-after personal brand strategist, medical journalist and author with 20+ years experience in TV production, marketing and media distribution she is Managing Director of Make Your Mark Global, LTD.