Life can be hectic, to say the very least. Most of us spend a large part of our day sitting at a desk but yet, still feel a huge amount of pressure. If we aren’t sitting but have highly physical jobs, we’re exhausted by the time we get home. Between love, work and family, where do you fit in? When we start concentrating on everything and everyone but ourselves, we suffer. When we don’t feel our best, our sex drive lowers and, for some people can almost disappear altogether. Having an orgasm however, releases Oxytocin, which effects things like stress and social bonding. It even buffers against the hormone cortisol, which can make you feel tired and become overweight. So, really, to get a jump start on feeling better, and taking care of our own needs, we should all just start having more sex! Below are even more reasons to enjoy an orgasm (alone or with a partner) every chance you get: Better Circulation Sitting for extended periods of time can lead to muscle imbalances and decreased pelvic circulation. Orgasms can increase circulation in the pelvic region, getting things moving where they need to again! When you can’t have sex or, as a prelude to it, belly dancing is a fun and oh so sexy way to increase circulation to the pelvis! Healthy skin Orgasms release anti-inflammatory chemicals that actually improve skin by fighting against environmental toxins and hormones that age your skin, leaving you with rosy cheeks immediately after and vibrant, younger-looking skin in the future! Improved menstrual cycles Less sexually active women tend to have shorter menstrual cycles, which could mean estrogen dominance and low progesterone levels. Translation: Weight loss resistance and mood swings! Pain reliever Speaking of menstrual cycles, orgasms can relieve cramps. Oxytocin and other endorphin’s can take away pain, period. Research has confirmed frequent orgasms can ease pain from many different sources. Even frequent headache sufferers will benefit from this all natural cure all! Stronger immune system We know that people that suffer from chronic stress are more likely to develop colds and flu. The feel-good hormones that are released during an orgasm offer the perfect solution to lesson stress and boost your immune system at the same time! Calming effects Studies have shown that high levels of oxytocin keep the subject calm even in situations that would normally cause anxiety. Most of us have felt that after sex state of euphoria as we lay in post coital ecstasy. If you are lucky enough to orgasm before an event that has your nerves frazzled, you will be able to breeze right through it! Turn back time (or at least slow it down) The hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) starts declining in our 20’s but, every orgasm you have and every time you simply get turned on, DHEA levels go up! Other benefits of having higher levels of DHEA include improved muscle strength, higher bone density, lower body fat, stronger sexual satisfaction, and an overall sense of well-being. Fall asleep easier Drifting off into a pleasant slumber right after sex is due to, you guessed it: Orgasms! Oxytocin lowers cortisol levels, calming you down so you can relax. Orgasms also release vasopressin, which accompanies the release of your neuroprotective hormone melatonin. Live longer There was even a study that found a 50 percent lower mortality rate among those that orgasmed often compared with those who didn’t. That alone is reason enough to never be too busy to get busy!