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Does Sex Relieve Menstrual Cramps?

Menstrual cramps are a very annoying, but thankfully not too painful experience for most women. They usually occur during their period and can be attributed to the uterus contracting as it expels unfertilised eggs in menstruation blood. High levels of prostaglandins are usually associated with painful menstrual cramps. Prostaglandin is a type of hormone released from the uterine walls during menstruation that causes inflammation and contractions.

Many women have reported that this was a tried-and-tested proven method for relieving their menstrual cramps. Studies have also shown that women’s pain threshold increases by up to 75% when they orgasm. Generally, when a woman climaxes, more blood rushes to the uterus, which can help with cramps.

Here’s the catch though – You have to orgasm. (Just sex alone might not be as effective)

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When you have an orgasm, your body releases dopamine, oxytocin, endorphins, serotonin, noradrenaline, acetylcholine and nitric oxide.

Dopamine

neurotransmitters are the little guys in your brain that communicate with each other and let you know when it’s time to get off. One of these, dopamine, communicates through an area called “the mesolimbic pathway” which also influences natural highs like those experienced by drug users- giving them a sense satisfaction as well!

Oxytocin

When you are having your period, the flow of blood and hormones can make for some pretty intense cramps. However if we were to take away any pain-causing substance it would be Prostaglandins which work hand in glove with our uterine lining to ensure that everything gets where it needs go during menstruation! These substances also have other benefits such as increasing bonding between couples while simultaneously relieving tension or anger from an argument; all

Endorphins

Body’s natural pain-relievers. Also able to boost mood.

There are many ways to relieve your menstrual cramps, but if you’re not in the mood for sex and would rather use heat pads or other massage techniques then by all means go ahead with whatever works best.

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