Benefits of Sex: Mind and Body Effects of Pleasure and Climax

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Benefits of Sex: Mind and Body Effects of Pleasure and Climax

Benefits of Sex: Mind and Body Effects of Pleasure and Climax

It is a widely held belief that pleasure is a good thing and that the benefits of sex are many. Not only is sex highly regarded for perpetuating our species, but it is a universally positive experience for just about everyone who engages in it consensually. The multiple sensory stimulation of sex triggers a cavalcade of neural reactions and physiological conditions that culminate in a simultaneous burst of mental and physical pleasure. This sort of all-encapsulating ecstasy presents a myriad of benefits including reduced stress, improved intimacy, better sleep, pain relief, auxiliary exercise and a certain “glow” that makes people wonder what you have been up to.   

A Rush of Pleasure

The numerous sensations of sexual pleasure send messages to the brain, which in response releases a series of neurotransmitters and hormones that elicit positive sensations and effects. Dopamine, Oxytocin, Prolactin and Androgens are all secreted in measured amounts during foreplay and engaged activity. Then, when you reach the big O and just after, they literally flood your nervous system. The benefits of sex are magnificently apparent as you bask in the afterglow of pleasing (although moderate) aerobic activity.

Dopamine

Among many titles, it is known as the reward neurotransmitter — facilitating an overarching sense of pleasure after the chemical release is triggered by the specific actions of sex. Dopamine is very busy, having a complex and dynamic effect in many behaviors — but in this instance it helps you feel even better when you’re engaged in feeling good. This is also why if you “have a headache” a midnight romp can do wonders compared to a couple of aspirin — so that excuse is officially off the “sorry honey, not tonight” list.   

Oxytocin

This chemical is nicknamed the cuddle and feel good neurotransmitter, and it is closely linked to human connection and attachment. This is one reason why people fall in love much easier after having sex with one another, and also explains why sex can improve sleep and reduces stress. Simply put, it is easier to relax and get to sleep when you feel good.  

Prolactin

This is the hormone of satiation released by the pituitary gland and is largely responsible for how we perceive our relationships. The more powerful the orgasm, the greater the dose — and the warmer the lens through which the union is viewed. This explains the relationship strengthening aspect of sex from enhanced intimacy.

Androgens

Androgen Receptors respond to androgens (hormones) such as testosterone and estrogen that regulate sex drive. Sexual climax releases androgens into the body, and the Androgen Receptors react by allowing the body to respond accordingly to these hormones. One benefit of this is increased sex drive which in turn supports healthier long-term relationships through more beneficial sex.  

Benefits of Sex and a Proactive Mindset

The neural elixir of well-being summoned by sex makes it clear that good living can depend on how much pleasure you allow yourself. The best way to reap the benefits of sex is to embark on a healthy pattern of regular intercourse with your partner, and when that is the case — fantastic. The stresses of everyday life, however, can create strain within relationships, which in turn tends to put the brakes on intimacy. Thankfully, there are many ways of enhancing your life through more sexual joy. You can explore self-pleasure through enhanced masturbation with adult toys. You can also reconnect with your partner by introducing intimate accessories for lovers, adult games and exciting books into the equation. And, of course, all of this is helped along by relaxing into an experience with a bottle of sexy wine.  

Strategies for Happiness

You can spice things up in the bedroom and reap the many benefits of sex by discovering the incredible variety of ways to experience pleasure. There are toys such as the Mood Exciter Sleeve and the Nimbus Mini Vibrator that are specifically designed for either male or female arousal. Meanwhile, there are items such as the Up Spice it Up Couples Ring and the Fifty Shades of Grey Submit to Me Kit that are meant to be enjoyed by partners. Adult toys introduce a whole new dimension and dynamic into the realm of sexual pleasure, whether it is experienced in private or with a partner. This expansion of perception on how sex can be experienced can re-ignite the passion for achieving climax while reinvigorating your health with the subsequent flow of neurotransmitters and hormones.        

Ideas for Prolonged Benefits of Sex

It is a fact that Dopamine, Oxytocin, Prolactin and Androgens are released by the brain in measured amounts throughout a sexual experience, not just at the climax. For this reason, you can enhance the benefits of sex through an extended experience designed to last the duration of at least an hour and potentially for several.

Imagine this scenario: you begin the experience by opening a provocatively named bottle of wine such as Naked Winery 2013 Foreplay Chardonnay or Chateau Diana Risk Taker Red Blend Wine. After a few sips, you dive into a suggestive adult game like Fifty Days of Play Game or Bedroom Commands Sexy Game or an alluring title such as Anything for You Erotica for Kinky Couples. Remember, at this point sex is on the brain and the beneficial chemical release has begun. Don’t jump straight into intercourse just yet, ride it out for awhile, you know — for health reasons. Next, you can enjoy some tantalizing foreplay by arousing your partner with the Kinklab Experimental Bondage Set or letting them tease you with the Shibari Body Wand Massager while employing the Sportsheets Leather and Lace Set. At this point the excitement will most likely lead to intercourse which can be enhanced for him with accessories like the Ofinity Plus Vibrating Ring, for her with an item like the Sex and Mischief Feathered Nipple Clamps or for both with a toy such as the Eva Couples Vibrator worn by her. After what promises to be a gloriously satisfying climax, don’t forget to toast to the experience with another sip of wine.      

A wide array of items for orchestrating the above idea are available from Vibe Wines™ in what are known as Sexy Pairings™. These are gift sets comprised of sexy wines, adult toys and intimate games, books and accessories. You can choose from an array of pre-designed pairings to match certain tastes, or you can revel in the benefits of sex by building your very own Sexy Pairing according to your exact, specific preferences.

Sources:

https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-21/edition-2/orgasm

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/07/what_is_dopamine_love_lust_sex_addiction_gambling_motivation_reward.html

http://www.science20.com/rogue_neuron/science_pleasure_part_iii_neurological_orgasm

http://www.science20.com/rogue_neuron/science_pleasure_part_ii_your_brain_sexual_imagery

http://www.issm.info/news/sex-health-headlines/post-orgasmic-prolactin-surges

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/AR    

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Luke Schmaltz is a freelance writer in Denver, Colorado specializing in articles, blog posts, social media and PR. He focuses on entertainment, pop culture, health, fitness and SEO while his creative pursuits include songwriting, fiction and nonfiction.

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