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Orgasms and Your Mental Health

August 2, 2017

It turns out, getting off doesn’t just feel good, it is good for your health. And more specifically, your mental health.  If you are having sex with another person, orgasms can help enhance sex both physically and emotionally and work to improve the relationship and sexual satisfaction.



Orgasms are vital to one’s mental health, regardless of whether or not you have a partner to play with. Through masturbation you can learn about your body and communicate that to others.  Sex educator Betty Dodson has referred to masturbation as “selfloving” and its benefits for one’s physical, emotional, and relational health are worth noting.


Orgasms release feel-good neurochemicals like dopamine and oxytocin that boost your satisfaction, and activate the reward circuits in your brain. This in turn helps to reduce stress and induce euphoria which is a great antidote for depression. Orgasms also raise dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels which is linked to improvement in memory and brain function. (Read: Orgasms can help make you smarter)


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