You know the Hippocratic Oath? I took it back in 1994.
Do No Harm. Got it.
Hippocrates got it, too – and he wanted you to get some.
Turns out that during Hippocrates’ time and right up until the Freudian era (the 1930s), doctors prescribed orgasm as a treatment for women with various “ailments” such as hysteria (a convenient catch-all diagnosis applied to women who couldn’t or wouldn’t fit themselves into socially-prescribed categories and conventions).
After Freud, treatment for hysteria shifted from orgasm to psychotherapy.
But before Freud’s time, orgasm – or “medical massage” – was regularly prescribed by doctors. When I first learned about it as a young medical student, I thought that recommending “medical massage” a.k.a. “getting off” sounded pervy and rife with complex therapeutic boundaries…not to mention risky medicolegal issues. But then I immersed myself in the literature of orgasm and its BFF, oxytocin, and thought, “Hmmm, maybe those pervs were onto something!”
Let me explain.
Put another way, orgasm helps your holy trinity of estrogen, cortisol and thyroid stay in their sweet spot, able to serve you like Charlie’s Angels (link here for my post on this topic).
But, wait, there’s more!
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