Dear Dr. Kate,
I sleep so much better after an orgasm! Sometimes when Iâ€™m having trouble sleeping I whip out my vibe and I just pass right out after I finish. Why is this and is it alright that I use orgasms as a sleep-aid?
– Bloody Mary
Itâ€™s a stereotype that only men want to pass out after coming â€“ climax makes many people a little sleepy. Those muscle contractions arenâ€™t just in your vagina â€“ many women feel their orgasm through their pelvis and legs as well, and feel like theyâ€™ve had a work-out after they come. Add to the physical exertion the orgasmic mind-blowing that clears out much of the brain debris from the dayâ€¦and I think youâ€™ve found a great way to relax enough to fall asleep at night. Much better to get yourself off than to get yourself habituated to sleeping pills.
– Dr. Kate
Dr. Kate is an OB/GYN at one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City. She also lectures nationally on womenâ€™s health issues and conducts research on reproductive health. She generously shares her medical wisdom withÂ EM & LO readers every few weeks. Check out more of her advice and ask her a question at Gynotalk.com.