“Your power to live a pleasurable, prosperous life lies in your willingness to put your attention on thoughts, people, places, and events that are joyful, fun, sexy, and uplifting.” Christiane Northrup, MD
I love Dr. Christiane Northrup. She’s the author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom. I watched her special on PBS yesterday and learned about healthy, pleasurable, prosperous living. Here is supportive data from Dr. Northrup and other sources supporting “Joy.”
1. When a woman does an activity that makes her feel good, the body releases a chemical called nitric oxide from the lining of the blood vessels. Dr. Northrup
2. High nitric oxide levels result in increased levels of feel-good chemicals like serotonin and beta endorphin (a natural, morphine-like substance produced by all things pleasurable). High levels of pleasure (and nitric oxide) will provide you with increased blood flow to your breasts and to all other internal organs (including the vagina). You also experience enhanced parasympathetic nervous system tone which relaxes your muscles. Dr. Northrup
3. A mans erection depends on the release of nitric oxide in his body. Click for more
4 “Nitric Oxcide” is the trade name for a very well know enhancer of a mans’ penis. Not a link to purchasing. I’m not using the exact word on purpose so we don’t get spammed…a link for more info.
Whoa! This is pretty sad when you think about it. Are we relying on a synthetically produce pill to “get pleasure?” Our body produces this naturally. Both females and males. At the top of this “Pleasure and Fun Mountain” we have females. When we get too tired and busy from all the work we are doing we don’t take the time for some joy. We are way too pooped. There isn’t a “man shortage” there’s a “fun and pleasure shortage.” Take the time to reach for your own individual joy. Let your body do the rest and produce more nitric oxide.
Then we have the men. They are directly, ahem, affected by our joy and happiness. Ladies, we could put the Viagra business out of business. And clean out half the SPAM in email inboxes world wide. Another way to make the world smile. LOL. We have that much power.
More from Dr. Northrup:
Orgasm is the physical metaphor for how pleasure works in the body and in life. To experience an orgasm, you must surrender to pleasure and approval. You can’t experience an orgasm by willing it with your intellect. You must get out of your head and into your body. Women were born for orgasms. Why? Because we have a clitoris—the only organ in the body whose sole purpose is pleasure. This organ contains 8,000 nerve endings—all devoted to pleasure.
Orgasm is how the body resets its electromagnetic grid and maintains vibrant health and pleasure. In order to feel joy and pleasure daily, our brains need a constant supply of beta-endorphin, that morphine-like feel-good chemical I mentioned earlier. Because nitric oxide is the uber neurotransmitter that is responsible for all the other feel-good neurotransmitters like beta endorphin, you need to follow a pleasure-enhancing lifestyle that keeps your nitric oxide levels high. If you don’t get pleasure deliberately and healthfully, your body will get its beta endorphin through drugs, alcohol, or sugar.
Or…let me add my two sense…food.
So I’m putting you on a fun diet. Right now. Sassy and Fun Organization. Visit the FUN section on this web site. Make it one of your goals. Organize it. If anyone gives you a snarky look or comment (these are the people that really need some nitric oxide) back it up with the supportive data that I gave you. Then smile to yourself. You’re so much farther ahead of the game. Know it.
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