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Psychotherapist reveals why you should ‘prioritise’ orgasms in 2024

Psychotherapist reveals why you should ‘prioritise’ orgasms in 2024

The expert took to TikTok to explain the various health benefits

I'm sure we've all got our own New Year's resolutions for 2024.

From taking on Dry Jan and swearing to sort your sleep schedule out to saving your pennies and promising to travel more - this month is definitely the time to say goodbye to old habits and replace them with new ones.

Well, one expert has advised that you add one more resolution to your list after explaining why we should all 'prioritise' orgasms this year.

Psychotherapist and self-care coach, Lakiah, who goes by the handle @selfcareblogic, took to TikTok to share her advice. Have a look:

She began by telling her 19.6k followers: "Some people really need to know this so I'm gonna get straight to the point."

And that she did.

"Having orgasms improves your mental health point blank, period," she continued.

After studying human sexuality for years, Lakiah shared that the 'one thing' that she definitely does know is that 'when you prioritise your self-pleasure and have proper boundaries around it, it completely changes your life in a good way'.

She went on to explain: "It improves your body confidence and helps you develop a healthier body image and improves your sleep by releasing a whole bunch of endorphins."

Lakiah also noted: "If you've been trying to figure out how to increase your happiness, orgasms do that too.

"It decreases all of those anxiety symptoms that you have because, again, your brain is releasing oxytocin, dopamine."

Psychotherapist and self-care coach Lakiah said orgasms 'increase your happiness'.

If you needed any more convincing of the health benefits to orgasms, the expert added that they also help 'improve your self esteem' as well as 'sense of self' and your 'focus'.

Hit the trifecta there.

She finished up the short PSA, advising: "So, take this as your sign to develop some healthy boundaries around your sexual wellbeing.

"Because, as a full grown adult, having a healthy sexual well being is a part of living a healthier, happier life. Stop trying to ignore that."


Speaking of upping your sex game in 2024, one doctor has revealed how Dry January could help improve your sex life and relationships.

Dr. Rocco Iannucci, from the Mass General Brigham's McLean Hospital, has revealed exactly how a month without any vino, cocktails or any other alcoholic bevvy can positively impact your romantic relationships.

The expert highlighted both the physical and mental health benefits of orgasms.
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Speaking to PEOPLE, the expert explained that while he's not seen research on whether Dry January can directly make for a better sex life, he said 'it would make sense depending on the degree of alcohol'.

This is because drinking alcohol, unfortunately, isn't the best thing in the world for your liver which filters all of the blood in the body and breaks down poisonous substances, such as alcohol and drugs.

In turn, has an effect on your hormones - including your sex hormones.

Dr. Iannucci said that, in a general sense, alcohol use can sometimes have 'a negative effect on relationships'.

When people are abstaining from drinking, then, they are usually 'healthier, sleeping better, feeling healthier, feeling better about ourselves and maybe feeling more confident in ourselves'.

And we all know confidence is key when it comes to the bedroom with the doc saying this heightened confidence can 'be helpful' when it comes to the weird yet oh-so wonderful world of dating.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@Selfcareblogic / Eric O’Connell / Getty Images

Topics: Sex and Relationships, Health, Life, TikTok, Mental Health