Orgasms for women, while being denied as a sexual
need, were recognised as being necessary to a woman’s general physical and
mental health by Victorian doctors who would spend many profitable hours
essentially masturbating women to climax in order to achieve the relief of ‘hysterical
paroxysm’ to ease the symptoms of depression, back ache, frustration and
irritability. But there are many good reasons that women should enjoy orgasm,
and more are being understood as medical science advances.
A good orgasm creates a greater sense of intimacy with a sexual partner. Women can sometimes struggle to relax and enjoy sex enough to orgasm with a new partner, so when it does happen, it means that she tends to have strong feelings for the person who provides her with such pleasure.
Orgasm boosts the immune system, causing the system to prepare for pregnancy and childbirth in order to have a baby a woman needs to be strong and healthy.
Reduced pain is another useful side effect of orgasms. The moment of release floods the bodily systems with endorphins, a feel-good hormone, that eases inflammation and reduces pain. So, if you have a bad back, reach for your partner rather than an ice pack and the heat rub!
Women who orgasm regularly have been found to reduce their risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. This is partly due to the improved cardio-vascular function that comes along with any kind of aerobic exercise (that which elevates the heartbeat and the breathing rate) but is also due to a number of other biochemical reactions that are triggered by orgasm.
Regular sex ca result in a stronger pelvic floor. A strong pelvic floor can help to mitigate the less pleasant after effects of childbirth, such as stress incontinence and saggy lady parts, and can also help to keep the body in good trim.Finally, women who enjoy regular sex and orgasm – regular meaning approximately once a week – tend to have more even menstrual cycles when their cycles are compared with women who rarely or never have sex.