Enhanced orgasms are definitely at the top of my "Reasons To Sing" list. But first things first. We’ve got to take this step-by-step. Let’s start with...
The #1 Reason To Sing
If I had to list one all-encompassing reason to sing, it would definitely be 1. “Because Singing Makes Us Feel Good!” (and I think you’ll agree, enhanced orgasms definitely belong in this category). So yes, it’s a plain and simple fact, and most who have sung will attest to it. And really, isn’t feeling good what we’re after, like, always?
More Reasons To Sing
What it really boils down to is that singing makes us feel better. Why? Well, scientists have been exploring this very question, and their findings are intriguing. I believe there’s plenty of magic in singing that hasn’t been quantified, but it’s always nice to have some “evidence” for that logical left brain of ours. Let’s take a look at some of the physiological reasons that singing makes us feel better.
Please note that these findings might be very different depending on the kind of singing we're talking about. Angry shouting, screaming, and obscenity-type singing probably wouldn't have these uplifting benefits. Not that I have anything against catharsis. I'm all for it ~ though I believe there are more and less healthy ways of engaging in it. I think you catch my drift. So we're looking at the more uplifting kinds of singing...
2. Singing enhances orgasmic potential. And that, my friends, definitely helps us feel better! Because it causes such deep stimulation of the pelvic floor and genitals, not only does singing feel great, but all that stimulation releases super beneficial, healthy, and happy hormones. A party in the brain and body! Wahoo!
Singing will tone your breathing, deep pelvic muscles, and yes, genitals. So while it consistently helps you release beneficial hormones, deepens your breathing, and tones your muscles (the ones that really count), it also leads to a better-feeling emotional state that enhances our ability to access and enjoy orgasms.
Furthermore, having a good, strong voice, and letting it loose while having sex increases orgasmic sensations (yes, so good). Just try it sometime. While self-pleasuring or during intercourse, make lots of sounds - sing, tone, shout, breathe heavy, let your body do the talking. Then go ahead, let yourself enjoy the magic. You're welcome :)
As you're making sounds during sex, you'll inevitably notice that to allow yourself full vocal (and orgasmic) release, you'll need to be building emotional trust, intimacy, and self-acceptance both with yourself, and, if applicable, with your partner. You'll also be coming face to face with so much societal programming that tells us "stay quiet, don't enjoy yourself too much, and definitely, don't enjoy yourself so noisily! What will the neighbors think?!" But inevitably, as you address and move through these limiting beliefs, you will find yourself feeling more free and self-expressed. And more orgasmic.
So yes, good singing can lead to better orgasms. There. I said it. This topic merits its own article. Series. Lifetime pursuit. And these it shall have. Check back, as I'll definitely be diving further into this topic.
3. Singing reduces stress levels. A couple of the ways it does this are by releasing stress-reducing hormones, and encouraging deep breathing.
4. As mentioned above, singing requires deep breathing. Oxygen floods into our cells, leading to all sorts of cardiovascular benefits. The deep breathing and muscular support required for healthy singing also turns us into Tarzans and Amazons. It creates that much core strength and connection (I’ve gotta say it ~ it goes right down to the pelvic floor and the genitals, peeps). It’s truly an amazing feeling.
5. Singing enhances melatonin production. Melatonin not only connects to our cycles of sleep and time, but is currently being explored as an anti-depressant. The implications are that singing relaxes us, helps us sleep better, and in general just makes us feel mo’ betta’!
6. Singing boosts our immune system. After chanting or listening to certain forms of music, your Interleukin-1 level, an index of your immune system, goes up between 12.5 - 15%, and after 15-20 min, the immunoglobulin levels in the blood are significantly increased.
7. Singing releases oxytocin, the trust and cuddle hormone. If you’ve ever sung with a group before, you’ve probably noticed the very special level of trust and connection that quickly forms. Yep. That’s oxytocin at work!
8. Singing lowers blood pressure. ‘Nuff said.
9. Singing lowers our heart rate. Again, ‘nuff said.
10. Singing increases our mood and emotional well-being. Studies report singers feeling better and happier after singing (probably has a lot to do with those orgasmic qualities we talked about :)
So there you have it ~ but a few reasons to sing. Why not go for it! I’ll do my best to continue to share information that will allow you to do just that.
So have at it, happy singing people! And please share your singing intentions and experiences with us in the comments below, so that I can be supportive in your singing journey. I create content based upon your feedback, so your questions and ideas are mucho welcome!
With Love and Go Get ‘Em Singers!
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