That’s not only good for intimacy, but as it turns out, overall health as well!
We’ve heard all of the sayings like, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and we’re much more educated now about healthy diets and the importance of exercise, but what doesn’t garner much attention is the importance of intimacy and sexuality. Being sexually intimate has the ability to increase our overall health. So, how does this one aspect make us healthier? It has to do with the release of major hormones and chemicals that our bodies need on a regular basis. It’s a mind, spirit, body connection on a medical level.
Here are the top 10 health benefits of sexual intimacy:
1. Dopamine is triggered, which boosts our mood and pleasure
2. Cortisol and adrenaline are lowered which reduces the stress hormones and causes relaxation to fill the cells of the body with a sense of calm
3. The hormone oxytocin increases and sends a euphoric sensation throughout the body and mind.
4. Oxytocin increases the intimacy and closeness that we feel with our partner
5. Oxytocin also helps the body relax, which improves a high-quality sleep
6. Oxytocin helps to increase pain tolerance, so very often people with headaches feel a sense of alleviation after intimacy.
7. The heart rate increases momentarily, which benefits vascular health
8. Memory Recall improves as well as brain function
9. An increase in immunoglobin A (IgA) helps to boost the body’s overall immunity
10. Testosterone and estrogen are triggered, which helps bone and soft tissue health
But what happens if you struggle with intimacy? For men, there are pills, injections, and other quick fixes, but for women, they often suffer in silence. In fact, many women believe their issues are a common condition with aging, and that there is nothing that can be done to help them with their issue. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
Sexual disorders in women are often due to vaginal atrophy. Intimacy issues can affect a partner’s psychological wellbeing, just as much as it does with the one with the condition.
Non-Hormonal Advanced Treatment
There are many options for women, like creams, medications, and surgery, but they all pale in comparison to an innovative procedure that has no side effects and only takes a few minutes to perform right in the convenience of the office-setting. This advanced technology is called ThermiVa®, and it’s helped numerous women find restoration within their relationship and has helped them to get their confidence and sexual health back.
Women don’t want to feel as though they’ve lost control of their body – especially when it affects parts of their life. ThermiVa is a quick, non-invasive, non-ablative treatment delivering physician controlled radiofrequency energy using a thoughtfully designed handpiece to heat the tissues gently.
Collagen is a protein that makes your skin firm and elastic. The natural aging process can diminish collagen. When the skin has less collagen, it can lose its youthful appearance. By using radiofrequency energy, tissues are heated to stimulate and re-build your body’s own collagen, naturally. Treatments using radiofrequency technology are also widely used in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. ThermiVa restores balance to the vaginal mucosa and tightens the area to increase sensations. ThermiVa is a convenient radiofrequency treatment, performed in-office.
A recent study titled, Transcutaneous Temperature Controlled Radiofrequency for Orgasmic Dysfunction, evaluated the safety, tolerability, and clinical efficacy of transcutaneous temperature controlled radiofrequency (TTCRF) on vulvovaginal tissue for orgasmic dysfunction.1
Subjects included 25 sexually active women, ages 21–65, with self‐reported difficulty in achieving orgasms during sex (anorgasmic or slow‐to‐orgasm). Each patient received three sessions at intervals of about 1 month. Treatment was performed using a slim S‐shaped probe with a stamp‐sized metal radiofrequency emitter on one surface of the tip (25 minutes total time on average). External treatments covered the labia majora and minora, lower mons pubis, perineal body, clitoral hood, and clitoris. Full length treatment of the vagina with concentration on the anterior wall was performed. Tissue temperature during therapy was elevated to and maintained between 40°C and 45°C. No anesthesia was required. After treatment, patients immediately resumed normal activities, including sex.1
Twenty‐three of 25 patients reported an average reduction in time to orgasm of 50%. Patients also noted significant vaginal tightening effects, increased vaginal moisture, and improved vulvar and clitoral sensitivity. All anorgasmic patients reported the ability to achieve orgasms. Two patients had minimal response.1
TTCRF is an effective non‐hormonal, non‐surgical option for women having difficulty achieving orgasm. Treatment also has visible tightening effects on feminine tissues and appears to increase local blood flow, resulting in increased vaginal tightness and moisture. Improved appearance and friction resulted in improved confidence and reduced performance anxiety.1
Rejuvenation Center of Kentucky/Ashland Aesthetics
Dr. Brian Frederick, Board Certified Gynecologist explains further, “In our practice, we have successfully treated two women who were previously unable to climax at all, however, this is the first published study. This is very exciting and can improve the sex life of many couples.
“The way I think of Thermiva is as an effective modality allowing many women to take more control of their intimacy and more fully enjoy their physical relationships. These findings open up new opportunities to help even more women.”
To find out more, please contact them today!
(606) 325-6888-Ashland Aesthetics
(606) 393-0473-Rejuvenation Center
Rejuvenation Center of Kentucky/Ashland
617 23rd St., Suite 415
Ashland, KY 41101
1. R.J. Lanzafame, S. de la Torre,The Rationale for Photobiomodulation Therapy of Vaginal Tissue for Treatment of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: An Analysis of Its Mechanism of Action, and Current Clinical Outcomes, Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg. Lasers Surg. Med. 48:641–645, 2016. © 2016 The Authors. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.2019 Jul 1; 37(7): 395–407. Published online 2019 Jul 1. doi: 10.1089/photob.2019.4618PMCID: PMC6648197 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5084776/