Forget pain relievers – have an orgasm instead! Self-medicating with an orgasm can cause relief from severe headaches, generalized muscular pain, and even a migraine. If you have one at the beginning of your migraine it is possible at times to stop it from progressing. Orgasms are also amazing stress relievers. Of course when you are in pain you may not feel like having sex but using it therapeutically can be very beneficial.

Sex releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, which helps manage pain – causing a 70% pain decrease on average. Who wouldn’t want to have an orgasm over taking Aspirin or Ibuprofen?

When you have an orgasm it has a natural pain killing effect on the body. Immediately before orgasm, levels of the hormone oxytocin surge to five times their normal level. This activates the release of endorphins, which alleviate the pain of everything from headaches to arthritis and irritating migraine headaches. For women, sex also prompts the production of estrogen, which can reduce the pain of PMS.


A research study showed that orgasm induces elevations in blood pressure and pulse, as well as in levels of plasma epinephrine and norepinephrine.  Plasma prolactin substantially increased after orgasm, and remains elevated 60 minutes after sexual arousal. Sexual arousal also produced small increases in other hormones, plasma LH (leuteinizing hormone) and testosterone.  FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), beta endorphin, progesterone, and estradiol were unaffected by orgasm. They concluded that sexual arousal and orgasm produce a distinct pattern of  hormonal alterations in women, primarily inducing a long-lasting elevation in plasma prolactin concentrations, suggesting that prolactin is an endocrine marker of sexual arousal and orgasm.

It has been reported that oxytocin levels increased in association with massage and with positive emotion, but decreased in relation to sad emotion.  Oxytocin is a chemical secreted and released by the pituitary gland and is increased during orgasm in both men and women. Social stimuli is thought to cause oxytocin release, and as a result make positive social contact more rewarding.

Oxytocin enhances the level of subjective arousal and pleasure at orgasm in women. These findings are evidence that oxytocin has an endorphin like effect and that endorphins play a role in the human sexual response. Either way, the release of oxytocin during the sexual response has pain relieving and wound healing benefits.

Research studies on oxytocin report that women have higher oxytocin levels when they are in a close relationship, during positive emotional states, and when they are more secure in their relationships. Women not in a relationship have lower oxytocin levels and more difficulty with emotional openness. In the more secure subjects, the higher levels of oxytocin seemed in turn to reinforce their bond with their partners.

Emotional Pain

Emotional withdrawal is a result of feeling  ill and sometimes depression.  The symptoms are lack of energy and fatigue from the illness and the pain. If a person is in pain it restricts the ability to reach out emotionally.  It depletes one’s energy and impairs physical ability to participate socially.  This leads to social deprivation, and that in turn leads to loss of interest in activities.  This can develop into a loss of self esteem.  Emotional withdrawal is both the cause and effect of fatigue, pain, and social deprivation.

Happy social interplay is energizing.  Who doesn’t like to play? It distracts the perception of pain, and enhances the sense of self esteem.  Sexual interplay is the most intimate and meaningful of social interplay.  It is the most powerful remedy for the de-energizing loss of self esteem. The capacity for natural performance is impacted by pain and loss of motion.

Consider different positions and methods of providing sexual pleasure with a partner. The capacity for natural enjoyment is impaired by the loss of self esteem, physical difficulties, and pain.  The best support and medicine is a loving, caring sexual encounter that can be practiced frequently!


Studies report that having sex even a few times a week has an associative or causal relationship with the following:

  • Improved sense of smell: After sex, production of the hormone prolactin surges causing stem cells in the brain to develop new neurons in the brain’s olfactory bulb, the smell center.
  • Reduced risk of heart disease: A study reported that by having sex three or more times a week, men reduced their risk of heart attack or stroke by half.
  • Weight loss, overall fitness: Sex is the best source of exercise and can burn up to 200 calories — about the same as running 15 minutes on a treadmill. The pulse rate, in a person aroused, rises from about 70 beats per minute to 150, the same as that of a person working out at maximum effort.

Muscular contractions during intercourse work the pelvis, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck and thorax. Sex also boosts production of testosterone, which leads to stronger bones and muscles.


Good news ladies! For women, probably not, for men, yes! University of Bristol researcher, Dr. Claire Bailey says that there is little to no risk of women having too much sex, in fact, regular sex improves posture and firms your thighs and butt!

For men, the penile tissues can sustain damage from too rough of sex and overuse with that can sometimes lead to permanent damage. Viagra and Levitra are drugs that give men more staying power than is actually good for them – being sexually active is healthy but putting too much demand on the body can sometimes be physically more than the body can handle.