Are you a ‘birthdays only’ girl or are you often keen to take a trip further south? Got to give to receive?
Whatever your thoughts on oral sex, take a read of what the experts at LELO think are some very good reasons so get up close and personal.
- Orgasms Are Good For You
‘Orgasms in general relieve stress and can reduce depression due to the hormones released’ and if that comes from during or after the oral – who cares!
It also helps you to become more in tune with yourself and ‘there is nothing healthier than loving yourself.’
- It Helps You Learn What You (& Your Other Half) Like
‘The real benefit of oral sex is the communication of desires and understanding of our bodies that goes along with good oral sex. Not only do we need to know what our partner wants, we need to know what we want.
‘The most important thing to remember when it comes to enjoying oral sex, either as a giver or as a receiver is to focus on mutual pleasure. If something isn’t working for you, let your partner know.’
- It Helps Develop Communication And Intimacy
There’s nothing much more intimate than someone’s head poking around downstairs… If you’re able to be totally at ease and open with your partner in these situations this can only be positive for the rest of your sex life (and your relationship as a whole).
‘We can be shy about it, but vocalizing what we want or moaning appreciatively (this goes for men as well!) is perfect during the act, as well as discussing things like whether we like eye contact, whether we want the receiver to grind and thrust etc.’
- Swallowing Can Improve Mood And Stress Levels
‘Swallowing semen can actually be beneficial to health as semen contains spermatozoa, (and cortisol that comes with it), which is known to increase affection and oxytocin which can elevate our moods.
‘It also contains thyrotropin-releasing hormone and serotonin which is an anti depressant and melatonin – known to induce sleep!’
- Semen Is Good For Your Health
It follows research which shows that seminal fluid contains chemicals that elevate mood, increase affection, induce sleep and also contain at least three anti-depressants.
The researchers also claim that women who have regular unprotected sex are less depressed and perform better on cognitive tests.
Semen contains another of chemicals along with spermatozoa, including cortisol, which is known to increase affection, estrone, which elevates mood and oxytocin, which also elevates mood.
- But There’s Always Room For Improvement…
Oral sex is good for us for so many reasons. The Sex experts at LELO agree that orgasms are tied to better emotional well being, but in one of their recent surveys they found that while 96% of people enjoyed oral (more giving, in fact, than receiving) 40% of respondents couldn’t orgasm from oral stimulation alone.
So, how can you make it better?