Self pleasure and your hormones
Endorphins, dopamine, oxytocin and prolactin. These are the happy hormones released when you orgasm. I personally feel like I haven't suffered burn out or depression in the last few years because I've had more orgasms than I can count ( at least 3 a week TBH). Most of these I have given to myself for many reasons. Whether you are alone or with a partner, there are plenty of reasons you should be having more orgasms.
Coming regularly can be one of the best things for your mental health and here are the reasons why.
1. Orgasms help you sleep better. Plenty of people prefer having sex or masturbating at night because it helps them relax. Your brain needs to be devoid of most thoughts to orgasm, which is the perfect recipe to put your body in an ease state, which is the opposite of anxiety. If you're having trouble sleeping, I would suggest grabbing some Rif play oil, and your favorite toy, or take it acoustic and use your hands. For more powerful orgasms, try to practice deep breathing as you rhythmically help yourself release. Whenever my sleep gets off, I ask myself "Am I orgasm enough?" If the answer is no, I charge my toys, find my breath, and go to town.
2. Orgasms help lower anxiety. When you orgasm you release Oxytocin. This hormone plays a key role in regulating male and female hormones. It is this hormone that gives you that warm fuzzzy feeling while coming. I typically have a hot flash when I have a big boost of oxytocin. I realized that when I was younger after running track whenever I got runners high and now during self pleasure or sex I have the same bodily response. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable. A similar warm and fuzzy feeling to dropping acid or mushrooms in my opinion (its been many years since I have done either!!). That warm, fuzzy post O feeling lingering for the next few hours is what we are going for. Oxytocin for the win!
Coming is overall good for your health, especially if done in a way that promotes self love. As always, sex should be safe. Sometimes the safest way to have sex is alone, especially if you have trouble achieving orgasm. This masturbation May we encourage you to try solo sex, Rif YONI pleasure oil and more orgasms. We guarantee, you will not regret it!
- xoxo Val