What Can “Vitamin O” Do for You?
Talking about women’s orgasms (or their bodies in general) has long been taboo. Thankfully, times have changed to the point where women are becoming aware of the extreme health benefits of chasing the “O” on the regular, not just with their partners. Whether you’re flying solo or are playing a team sport, take the quiz to find out how you’re helping your overall wellbeing.
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Orgasms make you smarter.
True. When you have an orgasm, blood flow increases to the brain, especially the portions involving memory and higher reasoning. Having trouble cracking a problem? Take an O break and see what happens.
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Orgasms are a natural painkiller.
True. Oxytocin and endorphins flood the body in a surge that relieves pain and relaxes muscles. Try it the next time you have cramps. Your body will thank you.
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Orgasms are a natural sleep aid.
True. Post-orgasm, your body floods with oxytocin and prolactin, which are powerful sedatives.
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Orgasms are good for your heart health.
True. Using your heart is the best thing for it. Orgasms lower cortisol, the stress hormone, which has long been the culprit for heart disease, among other ailments.
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When you orgasm, you help your skin.
True. Remember the stress hormone, cortisol? This is the same hormone that causes breakouts. An “O” a day will keep acne at bay!
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Orgasms raise your blood pressure.
False. Orgasms lower your blood pressure, decreasing your risk of heart attack and stroke.
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Orgasms can help fight the common cold.
False. However, having regular orgasms will help keep your bones strong and boost the part of your immunity that aids in repairing tissue damage.
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Orgasms make you look younger.
True. After an O, your collagen and estrogen levels are higher, which diminishes wrinkles and gives your skin a more youthful appearance.
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Orgasms help you lose weight.
True. Get busy to burn calories. You can burn up to 200 calories with just thirty minutes of activity.
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Orgasms boost your self-esteem.
True. Doesn’t matter if you’re flying solo or not. The release of oxytocin (also called the “cuddle hormone”) and endorphins will make you feel like a million bucks.