Until fairly recently, female orgasms were a taboo subject. Your great-grandmother, for instance, may never have talked about them at all. Or heard about them. She also may never have had one.
Even now, while commercials about erectile dysfunction (ED) are broadcast all over television and the internet, there’s little discussion about female sexual dysfunction. So, if you don’t know much about your orgasms or what role they play in your physical and mental health, you’re not alone.
Sharon Smith, MD, is an expert gynecologist as well as a fully trained and certified provider of the O-Shot® for female orgasms, P-Shot® for erections, and Vampire® facial rejuvenation procedures.
At OBGYN Care in Houston, Texas, we believe a happy sex life leads to a happy life. Here’s what you need to know about orgasms.
While Kegel exercises are usually prescribed to prevent or reverse pelvic floor dysfunction, orgasms help, too. When you orgasm, all of the muscles in your pelvic floor get a good and intense workout. So does your cardiovascular system — all that heavy breathing!
In addition, orgasms increase blood flow to your genitals, which nourishes the tissues. If you want to keep your vagina, clitoris, and labia healthy even as you transition into perimenopause and menopause, regular orgasms are a great place to start.
While an orgasm itself feels good, the process of arousal and release also triggers your body to produce feel-good hormones, such as dopamine and oxytocin.
Dopamine makes you feel good all over. Oxytocin is known as the “cuddle” hormone because it helps you bond with other people, including your partner. Orgasming regularly can even strengthen your relationship.
One end result of all these feel-good chemicals swimming through your body is reduced stress and increased relaxation. So, if life feels overwhelming at times, an orgasm may be just what you need to feel centered again. Orgasms can also help you sleep better.
Dopamine, oxytocin, and the other feel-good chemicals that an orgasm releases don't just hang out near your genitals. They circulate throughout your entire body, suffusing every cell with endorphins. During orgasms, women’s brains light up with increased activity.
So, if you want to keep your brain sharp, both now and as you age, take time for an orgasm. It’s a lot more fun, easier, and may even be better for your brain than a crossword puzzle.
A sharper brain, improved cardiovascular function, better sleep, less stress — aren't these all the factors that researchers suggest go hand-in-hand with longer, more fulfilling lives? They are! And you can get them all from orgasms.
Women used to be shamed if they didn’t have a “mature” orgasm, meaning a vaginal orgasm stimulated by male sexual intercourse. Luckily, our understanding of orgasms has evolved. Most women actually orgasm more easily through clitoral stimulation than vaginal stimulation.
As research grows on female orgasm, new types have emerged. Some types of female orgasm include:
You might even experience an orgasm while doing core exercises — another reason to hit the gym regularly. And, of course, just as men have wet dreams, you can dream yourself into orgasm, too.
If you’ve never had an orgasm, you may despair that you never will. For some reason, no matter how relaxed you are, no matter how patient your partner is, you never reach that peak of pleasure and release you crave.
Or, you’ve noticed that your orgasms aren’t as intense as they were when you were younger. Or, you love your orgasms so much you simply want more. More orgasms. Deeper orgasms. Longer orgasms.
Whichever category you fall into, a simple injection of platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) can help. The O-Shot isolates healing platelets from your own donated blood, and then we inject them into your clitoral area or directly into the vagina.
Many women feel immediate results after their O-Shot, including an enhanced desire for sex. Your results continue to improve over the next months as your vagina, clitoris, labia, and surrounding urogenital tissues rebuild themselves with newly produced collagen and elastin. An O-shot’s effects last about 18 months.
Find out how an O-Shot can revitalize your orgasms and your entire life. Call our team at our Houston, Texas, office or use our online form to book an appointment today.