Orgasm to relive menses cramps?

Arlinnae Arlinnae
Orgasms are supposed to be good pain relievers, but somehow when I am cramping thats the last thing on my mind. Does anyone use them to get rid of pain?
12/30/2012
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charletnarouh charletnarouh
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Originally posted by Arlinnae
Orgasms are supposed to be good pain relievers, but somehow when I am cramping thats the last thing on my mind. Does anyone use them to get rid of pain?
It doesn't work for me AT ALL. Normally, i can't muster the motivation or arousal to have sex or masturbate and the pain is too distracting for me to focus on an orgasm. Plus, when I'm able to make it happen, it never seems to help and sometimes all the throbbing and pulsing in the area makes the cramps worse. I've heard it's supposed to help but it's never worked for me. :-/
12/30/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
I think that's a myth. Orgasms don't do a thing for my menstural pain.
12/30/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by Arlinnae
Orgasms are supposed to be good pain relievers, but somehow when I am cramping thats the last thing on my mind. Does anyone use them to get rid of pain?
I don't get cramps but women have told me that it helps with cramps and just finishing the cycle quicker.
12/30/2012
jaynimal jaynimal
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Originally posted by Arlinnae
Orgasms are supposed to be good pain relievers, but somehow when I am cramping thats the last thing on my mind. Does anyone use them to get rid of pain?
yes i do...and it iss so nice..just stay out the hole
01/03/2013
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
They definitely make a big difference for me. Especially when the pain is super bad. I usually like to masturbate instead of get my girlfriend involved, but if she's around and is in the mood, I will have her give me a hand.

Just as long as there's no penetration, it helps a lot. It doesn't make them go away completely, but it staves off the pain usually long enough for the pain medication to kick in.
01/03/2013
Voir Voir
yes definitely find some relief from the cramps
I don't subscribe to meds for pain relief so if they get to bad I lay down and maybe masturbate

I've a rather high pain tolerance though and the feeling of bloating is more a nuisance to me than the cramps
01/04/2013
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by Cat E.
I think that's a myth. Orgasms don't do a thing for my menstural pain.
Results vary between individuals, but it's not really a myth. Orgasms cause contractions in the pelvic muscles, which can help push clots (the source of the cramping) through. They also trigger the release of endorphines into the system, promoting an improved mood.

I don't masturbate every time I have a cramp (I usually use a heating pad), but when I do it generally does help. It's not an instant cure, but for me an orgasm seems to cause the cramp to end more quickly than if I'd left things alone.
01/04/2013
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
Results vary between individuals, but it's not really a myth. Orgasms cause contractions in the pelvic muscles, which can help push clots (the source of the cramping) through. They also trigger the release of endorphines into the system, ... More
I thought that most cramps come from the fact that your pelvic muscles were already contracting to get out the clots?
01/04/2013
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by wrecklesswords
I thought that most cramps come from the fact that your pelvic muscles were already contracting to get out the clots?
Aaaand here we have a case of me getting my facts mixed up again!

You're very much correct. Taken from the Mayo Clinic website:

"During menstrual periods, your uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Hormone-like substances (prostaglandins) involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with more severe menstrual cramps."

That's what I get for not fact-checking before posting. Still, I'm pretty sure I've heard somewhere or other that clotting can be the cause of cramps - perhaps the blockage is what results in the cramps being worse? At any rate, there are muscular contractions during orgasm and endorphins are released, so I may not be entirely wrong in that these factors are what allow orgasms to be a form of menstrual pain relief.

If anyone around here has some medical expertise and would like to offer some input, I'm sure we'd all appreciate it.
01/04/2013
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
Aaaand here we have a case of me getting my facts mixed up again!

You're very much correct. Taken from the Mayo Clinic website:

"During menstrual periods, your uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Hormone-like ... More
Ooooh, okay.

I don't really do much fact-checking myself, I thought I'd just heard it in high school, which is obviously never a very accurate field of study.
01/04/2013
Geogeo Geogeo
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Originally posted by Arlinnae
Orgasms are supposed to be good pain relievers, but somehow when I am cramping thats the last thing on my mind. Does anyone use them to get rid of pain?
I don't, just wouldn't be in the mood for it
01/04/2013
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by wrecklesswords
Ooooh, okay.

I don't really do much fact-checking myself, I thought I'd just heard it in high school, which is obviously never a very accurate field of study.
Ah, high school: where "sex ed" usually just means "a day or two discussing puberty as quickly as possible so we can all go home and say we covered it."

I can't really recall menstrual pain ever really being covered in my sex ed classes, at least not beyond, "by the way, you may have cramps when you bleed, kthx bye." No pain relief options were discussed, and even if they were masturbation probably wouldn't have been one of them since female masturbation wasn't covered at all.
01/04/2013
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
Ah, high school: where "sex ed" usually just means "a day or two discussing puberty as quickly as possible so we can all go home and say we covered it."

I can't really recall menstrual pain ever really being covered in ... More
You know, I can't really either. I remember that my teacher was very open with us, but I don't think she was open enough.

They told us how the reproductive systems worked, how to prevent pregnancy, what to do after pregnancy, lots of resources, and birthing videos. But there was nothing specific on the menstrual cycle and how to cope with it. Just that we were given a little package of tampons and pads.
01/04/2013
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