An orgasm has way more benefits than just feeling good. It can instantly make you feel happier and more relaxed, all while making you feel closer to your partner. There are a myriad of health benefits that can result from an orgasm, both physically and mentally, that go way beyond just a feeling:

Improved Mental Health

So, having sex can be great for your mental health. An orgasm releases dopamine and oxytocin, which is often called the “cuddle hormone” or “love hormone” as it’s what makes you want to cuddle up with someone. Both of these chemicals are bound to put you in a better mood and therefore improve your overall mental health, at least for that day.

Boosted Confidence

When you’re happy, and in a positive mental state, odds are your confidence is going to shoot up, too. Having an orgasm can reduce stress from other parts of life and make you overall feel better about yourself.

Skin Benefits

Ever imagined that having sex can help your skin? Well, studies have found that having an orgasm can improve your skin by reducing stress-induced breakouts and giving you that glow we all want. We’ve all heard about the “sexual afterglow,” and an orgasm certainly plays a role in that.

Pain Relief

Some people have found that just the right orgasm can increase your threshold for pain. Sex is an analgesic, meaning it relieves pain. So, next time you’re finding yourself with a throbbing headache- try having sex for medicine.

Staying In Shape

I mean, sex is a workout in itself, right? Studies have found that having sex can burn up to 200 calories (making for the ideal form of exercise) and having an orgasm can boost your mood and energy levels, leading you to a more productive day.

Helps You Sleep

When a man orgasms, they often want to fall asleep right after. When a woman orgasms, it can be quite different, but it’s still an option for helping you fall asleep. Some women find that masturbating right before going to bed is the best form of a sleeping pill.

Brain Stimulation

Having sex can make you smarter? Well, not exactly, but it stimulates your brain. An orgasm increases blood flow to all parts of your brain, meaning you’re going to be more alert and attentive for the rest of that day.