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An orgasm can instantly soothe your period cramps. Here’s how

Published on:2 February 2021, 12:48pm IST
Undoubtedly, an orgasm feels great. But what if we tell you that it can also help you deal with menstrual cramps?
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Having an orgasm can help you deal with period cramps in a better way. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Sexing things up during periods might not go down well with everyone, but you might change your mind, once you hear of its spectacular benefits! And FYI, there are many. Not just sex but even masturbation during periods has its own perks. In simple words, it’s all about having an orgasm, which in turn, can help to soothe period cramps.

In fact, along with menstrual cramps, having an orgasm during periods can also help you get some relief from other PMS problems like stress, headache, backache, and frequent mood swings. You know why? Well, the credit goes to the rush of three hormones that are secreted by your body, while you orgasm – serotonin, oxytocin, and dopamine.  

Ob-gyn Dr Aruna Kalra explains how an orgasm works on periods cramps

While having an orgasm, our body releases chemicals like oxytocin and dopamine that act as painkillers, and help us deal with menstrual cramps. When you orgasm, the blood rushes to the uterus and helps relieve the cramps. It also helps us get rid of stress and even releases endorphins in the body, thereby enhancing relaxation and helps you sleep better. 

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Endorphins are produced by the pituitary gland and nervous system, and help relieve period cramps. They interact with the opiate receptors in our brain that increases our pain threshold, and reduces our perception of pain. Endorphins are our body’s natural pain killers. 

“Serotonin and dopamine are mood-enhancing hormones, which are released while having an orgasm. These are effective in curing menstrual cramps. While having an orgasm, blood flow increases and pain tolerance goes up, so ultimately, it makes us feel happy, relaxed, warm, and sleepy,” says Dr Kalra from CK Birla Hospital.

Here are a few more things an orgasm can help you with during your periods
  • Many women complain about their sleeping patterns getting disturbed during their menstrual cycles, but having sex or masturbating during periods can also help you sleep better.
  • The release of happy hormones will help to uplift your mood, eliminating your fatigue in more ways than one.

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Here’s another tip that can really work, if you have made up your mind to have sex during periods. You can totally use a menstrual disc while making out or masturbating. This way it will be a little less messy and more fun. 

Period sex might be a long-standing taboo, but when it’s so beneficial, then what’s the harm in trying it out? So, ladies don’t hesitate and go for it!

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.