Most people recognize the benefits of sex – or at least like the idea that sexual activity can actually be good for you. Here’s one you might not know – arousal and orgasm can actually help you manage pain. According to this article at Examiner.com and the book The Science of Orgasm, pain thresholds actually increase up to 108% and continued stimulation acts as a pain reliever. Not a bad way to manage a headache.
When accompanied with breath techniques, that pain management can be even greater. Try breathing deeply into your pelvis, as if you are filling that pelvic bowl with fresh, cool, clean water. At the top of your breath, clench your perineum (the Kegel muscle – or the one that allows you to stop urine flow). Hold it for a second, then breathe out. Alternately, you can pulse that muscle as you release the breath.
As you continue to breathe, your level of arousal can increase substantially. Not surprising – with the elevation of blood and oxygen flow. Now add one more management technique – visualization. Imagine the pain flowing out of you with your breath and the increasing sensations of pleasure. At this point, you can maintain the breath, let it subside, or continue onward to orgasm in whatever way you would like 🙂
Remember to take note of how well it works for you…how long and to what level did your pain subside? The great thing is, practice can improve the results…and who doesn’t like to practice?