Why Sexual Pleasure is More Important Than Ever
Let’s be real — sexual pleasure, for those of us who want to experience it — has always been important. But in terms of the world we live in today, it’s more important than ever. If you want to have sex with yourself or a partner, and you want to enjoy it, it’s important to understand why seeking pleasure is critical.
Adult stores like Caliente Adult Superstore help supply the tools to achieve more pleasure. But knowing why it’s necessary for many people may help you seek out sexual pleasure in a more intentional way. You don’t have to put up with lackluster, boring, or bad sex. Here’s why you shouldn’t.
Good for Your Body
Most studies focus on the benefits of orgasming, but sexual pleasure can occur long before you get off. Some of the physical benefits of pleasure include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Stronger muscles
- Stronger immune systems
- Pain relief including headaches and cramps
Many of these results have been found in partnered sex, but if you’ve ever masturbated while on your period or with a tension headache, you know the power of solo sexual pleasure.
We all live in a world of infinite scrolling on social media and bright screens in our faces all day long. Add to that the constant stress of daily living — and the state of the world — and it’s any wonder we ever fall asleep. Because oxytocin and endorphins are released during orgasm, you are more likely to relax after sex which helps you fall asleep. The more sleep you get, the more energy you feel and the better rested you are. Looking at the current state of the world, we all need to find ways to rest and relax. Sex can be that method.
Good for Your Mental Health
One glance at the news or social media, and you might be ready to move to an underground bunker and forget the world exists. People who don’t have diagnosed mental illnesses feel the strain of what’s going on in the world. Add to that anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses, and the need for relief is serious. Sexual pleasure does wonders for our mental state like:
- Increasing trust, intimacy, and love in relationships
- Making it easier to feel, understand, and express emotions
- Reducing the reliance on unhealthy defense mechanisms when we’re upset
- Boosting confidence
Discover New Things About Yourself
Sexual pleasure leads to new discoveries all the time. You didn’t know you liked vibrators until you tried them. Your partner didn’t know they liked having their neck kissed until you did it. Creating time and space in your life for sexual pleasure helps you learn new things — about yourself, about your partner, and about the kind of sex you want to have. When we’re open to new experiences and information in one part of our life (like sex!), it’s easier to be open to new information in other parts of our life.
Less Shame and Awkwardness
Too many of us received almost no sex education when we were younger. If an adult talked about sex at all, it was likely to tell you not to do it until you were married. You might have been exposed to scare tactics or shaming language. Either you had sex anyway, and potentially felt guilty or you refused to think about it and didn’t know how to discuss or explore sex later in life. For many, it’s some combination of both. When you embrace the idea of sexual pleasure, you begin to undo the shame you may have been taught. With or without an orgasm, that alone can boost your confidence and improve your mental health.
We Deserve to Feel Good
There’s a lot about life that’s difficult and complicated. Between pandemics, economic crises, and the general state of the world, you’re not alone if you’re stressed all the time. Sexual pleasure gives us an opportunity to feel good and ignore the world for a while, and we deserve that. You can (and maybe should!) consider sexual pleasure, with or without an orgasm, part of self-care. The pleasure you feel and the moment to relax helps you keep getting up and dealing with the stress of the rest of life.
Sexual pleasure is self-indulgent, especially during solo sex. But that’s not a bad thing. In fact, indulging in extra pleasure, with a sex toy or with your hand, alone or with a partner, is good for you. Instead of putting sex to one side because it feels unimportant, consider what it can do for you, your mind, your body, and your stress levels.