Getting scientific in the name of procreation and boosting fertility can take out all the fun out of making babies. Nature intended love making to be fun and pleasurable.
Orgasms are amazing immune boosters and stress busters and are great for boosting fertility. They do wonders for the pelvic region, infusing the area with fresh oxygen and nutrients.
During orgasm your feel good hormones – endorphins are released. Studies have shown that endorphins can increase pain tolerance by 70%. These feel good hormones can alleviate fear, anxiety, headaches, period cramps and promote a feeling of deep relaxation and wellbeing, boosting fertility.
Endorphins are not the only hormones that get released during sexual climax.
Studies have found, a steroid hormone DHEA, gets released shortly before climax in several times the normal quantity. DHEA promotes glowing skin, boosts immune function, improves brain function, supports the cardiovascular system, fat metabolism and even has antiageing properties! Who wouldn’t want some of that?
Another three hormones (among others) which get released as a result of an orgasm are serotonin, oxytocin and estrogen.
Serotonin is another feel good hormone shown to reduce cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and junk food.
Oxytocin boosts trust and feeling of closeness to your partner. And incidentally this is also one of the hormones released during breastfeeding to encourage bonding between the mother and her baby.
Women who have sex on a weekly basis have higher levels of estrogen which can regulate menstrual cycle, increase HDL (good cholesterol), decrease LDL (bad cholesterol), improve bone density, strengthen the cardiovascular system and make your skin soft and glowing!
And if that’s not enough you’ll also burn approximately 140 calories during sex and your appetite will be temporarily suppressed thanks to an alkaloid phenetylamine released during sex.
Ok, here is one of the most important benefits of orgasm – Super Immunity. Studies have shown that regular orgasms can boost your immunity by 20%. In particular we are talking here about infection, cold and flu fighting antibodies. During sex you also flush out toxins (in the sweat) and increase oxygenation of the cells (deep breathing)!
So if you are not making most of this God-given gift already here are…
What are you waiting for? Instead of relying on drugs, junk food and vices to make you feel good, have sex instead and you’ll be boosting fertility in the process!
Iva Keene is co-founder, creator and award-winning author of the NFP Program and director of Natural-Fertility-Prescription.com. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Health Science in Naturopathy and a Master Degree in Reproductive Medicine. She has been a qualified and internationally accredited Naturopathic Physician for over 15 years. Since founding NFP in 2008, Iva’s articles, videos, guides, and reports have reached over 1.3 million people. Iva has dedicated her professional life to supporting couples on their path to parenthood with scientifically grounded information, protocols, and coaching around preconception care, natural infertility treatments, and integrative reproductive health.