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How orgasms can be the best stress relief ahead of national stress-awareness day


Stress Awareness Month

The real benefits of self-pleasure

Hands up who needs a holiday? If you’re burned out and desperate to de-stress, you might be tempted to book a mini break. But while a week in the sun would certainly blow away the cobwebs, who can afford it in the current climate? So, what if we told you there’s one surefire way to beat stress and you can do it for free at home…. 

That’s right folks, masturbation is officially good for your stress levels and self-pleasure is the best way to take the pressure off. Better yet, invest in a quality sex toy and it works out considerably cheaper than a beach holiday and pretty much guarantees you’re going to cum tonight.

The One Rose

The One Rose

Orgasms can lead to great skin

Studies have shown that orgasms don’t just make you feel good on the inside, they make you look good too. When you climax, thanks to a swift oxygen hit, the rush of blood supply to the skin gives you that post-sex glow. This helps the skin to build collagen and boost your overall complexion, making you look as sexy as you feel, win-win.

Orgasms can reduce pain

It’s a little known fact that orgasms don’t just feel good, they release feel-good endorphins too. And when you’re all excited it reduces pain and makes you more relaxed and happy. So forget period pain, headaches or back pain. Give yourself some love tonight and you’ll be pain free. What more excuses do you need to double click your mouse?

Orgasms boost your immune system

Constantly battling a sniffly nose or a hacking cough and need some sweet relief? Research suggests that masturbation increases your white blood cells, helping you to fight off infection as a part of the body's immune response. So close the curtains and lock the doors because it’s time to love yourself. Trust us, it’s good for your health.

Orgasms boost your heart health

One really great reason to rub one out tonight is your heart, and we’re not talking about romance here. The endorphins released during solo or partnered sex can counter depression and anxiety that increase the risk of heart disease, so having more orgasms might just save your life.

Orgasms are proven to reduce stress

If you’re someone who struggles with anxiety, it doesn’t take a scientist to figure out that sex decreases stress. But there’s more to it than simply feeling good in the moment. Physical touch during solo or partnered sex releases the hormone called oxytocin. Also known as the ‘love hormone’ it reduces blood pressure and cortisol levels which enables you to decompress and relieve stress. So good sex is effectively good for your mental health!

Orgasms help you sleep

Battling with insomnia? The best way to treat sleep problems is to touch yourself. After an orgasm, you release hormones that can induce relaxing feelings that help you drift off. Better yet, enjoy a shared orgasm with a partner and this has been found to quadruple your hormonal response and create even greater feelings of intimacy that will help you both drift off to sleep. Sweet dreams!

Orgasms bring couples closer together

Everyone enjoys a solo masturbation session every now and then, but sharing your orgasms with your partner will actually bring you closer together and make you more likely to have more sex too. Remember the love hormone we mentioned? Orgasms produce oxytocin which promotes bonding and intimacy. And the more sex you have, the more sex you want, so everybody wins.

Sex tips to boost your orgasm power

Add the following mood-boosting tips to your self care routine to make your masturbation session even more stress-busting:

In the bath

One surefire way to get you in the mood if you’re flying solo or having fun with a partner is to run the bath. Pour some Kama Sutra Treasure of the Sea Bath Salts into the tub, slip into the warm water and keep your waterproof bullet sex toy within reach.

Kama Sutra Treasure of the Sea Bath SaltsKama Sutra Treasue Of The Sea Bath Salts



Skin to skin touch promotes intimacy, stress-relief and gets everyone in the mood so now is the time to ask your lover for a massage. Better yet, this strawberry oil is edible, so you can rub it into each other and literally lick it off. You can thank us later.


Edible Massage Oil - Strawberry

Strawberry Edible Massage Oil



Everything looks sensual by candlelight so switching off the lights and relaxing by a flickering flame always sets the scene, but now it can do much more than merely add to the ambience. Treat yourself to a massage candle or go all-out and buy some Japanese drip candles that double up as a kinky fetish accessory and you’ve got yourself a sex party!