That's right, orgasms actually do help boost immunity!
Of course, there are other things to take into consideration and maintain, like:
Access to Fresh Air and Sunshine
Mental Health and Wellness
...and so many other factors.
However, what we don't often consider important sex and pleasure are in maintaining our health and wellness.
Orgasms, whether self-induced or experienced with a partner, has a positive influence on the body, and is highly correlated with the presence of hormones like:
Dopamine - associated with the pleasure response
Oxytocin - responsible for love and empathy
Serotonin - which powers signals between nerve cells, increases sexual desire, mood, sleep, digestion, and healthy bone and blood regeneration
Norepinephrine - helpful in maintaining a healthy sleep cycle, blood pressure and metabolizing fat
An orgasm creates favorable conditions for dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and norepinephrine to increase and for cortisol to decrease.
Cortisol is the hormone associated with stress and anxiety, and often causes an increase in inflammation throughout the body.
Absent the presence of cortisol, and the increase of the other hormones, the body produces a higher number of white blood cells, experiences more regenerative sleep, creates overall balance in bodily functions, and is therefore better suited to fend off infection.
What better way to ease stress whether quarantined alone or with your significant other!
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