Sexual dysfunction occurs in about 30% to 50% of women (and that’s just those who report it). Common complaints include low sexual desire, difficulty attaining or maintaining sexual arousal, inability to achieve an orgasm, painful intercourse and urinary incontinence.
“Remember, orgasms are more than just fun, they’re great for your health,” says Mary Jo Rapini, licensed psychotherapist specializing in intimacy and relationships. “When you have an orgasm, the hormone, oxytocin, is released from the hypothalamus of the brain into the bloodstream, creating an instant feeling of release and relaxation. They are also wonderful for pain relief. Research shows that endorphins can help women increase their pain tolerance by as much as 75%! And, increased blood flow to the brain helps it to receive the nutrients and oxygen it needs to function at a high level with greater creativity.” Read More.