Good News: Vibrators can help relieve period pain!

Good News: Vibrators can help relieve period pain!


There are many ways to help ease period pain, but have you ever considered a vibrator as a form of pain relief?

No? Well, perhaps you should! Here’s why…  


First, let’s chat about those ‘bloody’ annoying cramps we know all too well!

The uncomfortable cramps experienced during menstruation are actually caused by the contraction of the uterus muscles, which are triggered by prostaglandins. These contractions are necessary as they help to expel the uterus lining, but unfortunately, the associated cramping sensations range anywhere from a dull ache to sharp spasms (not fun!) 


How can vibrators help?

1️⃣ Vibrations help to counter muscle contractions

Vibrations counter muscle contractions by forcing the muscles to contract and relax. Experts have noted that when a vibrator is set on high, it can deliver the precise hertz most helpful for relaxing hypertonic (chronically tensed) muscles. 

2️⃣ Vibrations stimulate blood flow

Using a vibrator can help send blood flow and oxygen to the uterus muscles, which is exactly what you want if your body is under stress.

3️⃣ Vibrators can trigger an orgasm, which helps to relieve period pain

Perhaps the most obvious outcome when using a vibrator is of course achieving orgasm — the ultimate pleasure release and pain relief. Post orgasm, pleasure hormones such as dopamine and oxytocin flood your bloodstream, increasing pain tolerance as a result. The release of these hormones also helps to decrease cortisol levels (the stress hormone), which is super helpful because cortisol only worsens uterine cramping. Furthermore, orgasms help to strengthen your pelvic floor and improve blood flow to the genitals, encouraging a stronger resistance to period pain.  


So, next time you’re dealing with frustrating period pain, why not look to your vibrator for help? 

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