Our bodies are absolutely wonderful, amazing things. They breathe, digest, grow and more without us needing to know how it happens. Something else our bodies are fantastic at is creating our own pain relief. Fortunately for us, orgasm is one of the fastest, most pleasurable ways to create this pain relief.
As arousal builds, we start to release all sorts of stress reducing and health boosting chemicals. Just before we reach orgasm, we release large amounts of oxytocin, which is a powerful hormone that is often used to induce labour and is also known to be essential in human bonding. These high levels of oxytocin signal the body to release endorphins, which are responsible for pain relief as well as feelings of contentment and boosting the immune system.
A recent study in America showed that women who achieved orgasm had significantly increased levels of pain tolerance. Evidence has shown that orgasm can relieve all sorts of pains including arthritis, muscular pain, headaches and migraines, labour, PMT, and lots more.
So no more using the ‘I’ve got a headache’ excuse! The next time you reach for the painkillers, perhaps you should try reaching for your partner, or favourite dildo instead! You’ve got nothing to lose and all sorts of pleasure and pain relief to gain!