Benefits of orgasm

Having an active intimate life is an important part of overall wellness for women. Each day more research is presented supporting the importance regular intimate stimulation and orgasm. “hi” allows women to achieve intense sensual stimulation and typically orgasm easily and reliably. It is designed to be used fully clothed and also is used for abdominal stimulation to help relax during PMS and possibly relax for certain menopause symptoms.

“hi” also allows women to benefit from its massage in a different context. Since they remain clothed they can hopefully side step any stigmas or possible feelings of embarrassment some cultures have associated with intimate stimulation. It allows couples to have a safe, but highly effective method of foreplay. This also frees up the woman’s partner to be able to focus on kissing and intimacy. For women with body image challenges, it allows them to “get in the mood” before getting undressed. Once men realize that “hi” gives them a new way to take care of your needs, and you will likely desire them even more strongly afterwards, they quickly appreciate it.

Earlier studies indicated that up to 43% of women have less than optimal well being, and often experience challenges in this area. [1] In the past few years, there has been an increased awareness in the medical community regarding the importance of sexual well being for women’s health.  [27] [38] As well the importance of health care providers more openly discussing sexuality with patients has become evident. [2] This increased acceptance in talking about women’s sexual health opens the door to a great deal of important research.  These include:

1) Migraine Headache Relief:  First characterized in the 1990’s by James R. Couch, M.D., Ph.D. During that time Dr. Couch was the Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Residency Program Director at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He observed that for many women suffering from migraine, particularly menstrual migraine, being able to experience orgasm often either completely halted the headache, or greatly reduced it. [9] More recently, larger studies have repeated this work. [8] [10].

2) Stress and urge urinary incontinence (significant need as this currently represents >$40B annual US/EU market [10] [11]– similar size for China [13] ) One study indicated benefit from pelvic floor exercises [12]. Another study showed dramatic improvement from vibrational therapy. [41] We propose combining this exercise with regular stimulation. The rational is both for possible direct benefit of stimulation and creating a ritual that might increase long term compliance. A protocol for using this technology for possibly helping with urinary incontinence is defined on line: [00105] of the following patent [18].

3) Vulvodynia (significant need as the currently represents a US market size the has been estimated to range from $31-72B annually [14] ) One study of vibrational therapy for this condition has shown some benefit [15] This study appears to focus on vulva stimulation alone. Our approach includes using multiple regions related to stimulation, but not initially directly on areas that might be painful. Similar physical therapy approaches have been reported to appear to be successful using manual stimulation of women’s abdominal and pelvic areas. [30]

4) Premenstrual Syndrome and premenstrual dysphoria – One study found that 9% of ~1,900 U.S. women who reported masturbating in the previous 3 months cited relief of menstrual cramps. [26] [27] A protocol for using this technology for possibly helping with PMS / PMD is defined on line: [00116] of the following patent [18].

5) Menopausal symptoms – Prior studies have shown multiple benefits of orgasm for menopause. [27] [36] A protocol for possibly helping with menopausal symptoms is defined on line: [00117] of the following patent [18].

6) Fertility enhancement – Prior studies have shown the benefit of orgasm for women [27] [28] as well that physical therapy for pelvic manipulation has shown a positive outcome for increasing clearance in fallopian tubes, as well as general outcomes. [23] [32] [35] A protocol for possibly helping with fertility enhancement using mechanical stimulation from the device is defined on line: [00112] of the following patent [18].

7) Endometriosis – (significant need as this currently represents >$22B annual US/EU market [33]Studies have indicated that manual pelvic and abdominal massage therapy on dysmenorrhea caused by endometriosis can cause reduction in patient pain. [34] [39] [40]

8) Interstitial cystitis – Physical therapy approaches similar to those for urinary incontinence, as well as Intravaginal Thiele myofascial massage have been explored. [29] A protocol similar to this for possibly helping with interstitial cystitis is defined on line: [00110] of the following patent [18].

9) Pain and related symptoms resulting from, or related to C-section or similar pelvic or abdominal surgery adhesions (currently represents a need based on annual > $1.3B US market [16] ) Various studies have shown benefit from manual physical therapy for the abdominal and pelvic areas. [31] [37]

10) Female Sexual Arousal Dysfunction – Past studies have indicated that sexual dysfunction is prevalent for up to 43% of women. [1] Reviews of studies have indicated manual physical therapy can be of benefit. [36] A protocol for possibly helping with FSAD is defined on line: [00118] & [0032]–[0035] of the following patent [18].

11) Recent studies that surveyed women’s sexual interest on a daily basis while collecting saliva samples to measure various hormones, etc., found very interesting results [16]. If saliva samples should be taken during this study, the impact of regular orgasm could be mapped to the above comparison as well. To our knowledge no studies have been conducted in this area and many new insights could be gained.

12) Sleep quality- related to orgasm frequency and sexual wellness. Prior studies indicate orgasm is beneficial in improving sleep quality, however they rely primarily on surveys. [24] One study found that 32% of 1,866 U.S. women who reported masturbating in the previous 3 months did so to help go to sleep. [26] Real time studies could be conducted using online and phone APP surveys in conjunction with the device and wireless pedometers, etc.

13) Depression and stress management related to orgasm frequency and sexual wellness. Several studies have found a correlation to sexual fulfillment and less depression, etc. [25] One study of 2,632 U.S. women found that 39 % of those who masturbated reported doing so to relax. [26] This could be confirmed in using real time observation, and correlation to menstrual cycles, etc., instead of surveys of past behavior.

References:

[1] Sexual Dysfunction in the United States – Prevalence and Predictors
Edward O. Laumann, PhD; Anthony Paik, MA; Raymond C. Rosen, PhD
JAMA. 1999;281(6):537-544.

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=188762

 

[2] What We Don’t Talk about When We Don’t Talk about Sex: Results of a National Survey of U.S. Obstetrician/Gynecologists

The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Volume 9, Issue 5, pages 1285–1294, May 2012

Janelle N. Sobecki, Farr A. Curlin, Kenneth A. Rasinski, Stacy Tessler Lindau

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02702.x/abstract

 

[3] Summary taken from information at the Migraine Research Foundation:

http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/about-migraine.html#women

 

[4] The cost of migraine and its treatment.

Am J Manag Care. 2005 Jun;11(2 Suppl):S62-7.

Goldberg LD. Goldberg, MD & Associates, Battle Ground, Washington, USA.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16095269

 

[5] Indirect cost burden of migraine in the United States.

J Occup Environ Med. 2007 Apr;49(4):368-74.

Hawkins K, Wang S, Rupnow MF.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17426520

 

[6] Cost of healthcare for patients with migraine in five European countries: results from the International Burden of Migraine Study (IBMS)

The Journal of Headache and Pain 10.1007/s10194-012-0460-7

L. M. Bloudek1 , M. Stokes2, D. C. Buse3, T. K. Wilcox2, R. B. Lipton3, P. J. Goadsby5, S. F. Varon1, A. M. Blumenfeld4, Z. Katsarava6, J. Pascual7, M. Lanteri-Minet8, P. Cortelli9, 10 and P. Martelletti11

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10194-012-0460-7/fulltext.html

 

[7] The prevalence and burden of primary headaches in China: a population-based door-to-door survey.

Headache. 2012 Apr;52(4):582-91. Yu S, Liu R, Zhao G, Yang X, Qiao X, Feng J, Fang Y, Cao X, He M, Steiner T.

Department of Neurology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China. yusy1963@126.com

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22590713

 

[8] The impact of sexual activity on idiopathic headaches: An observational study

Cephalalgia April 2013 vol. 33 no. 6 384-389

Anke Hambach, Stefan Evers, Oliver Summ, Ingo W Husstedt and Achim Frese

http://cep.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/02/19/0333102413476374.abstract

 

[9] Orgasm and Migraine

Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain

Volume 41, Issue 5, pages 512–514, May 2001

Randolph W. Evans MD , R. Couch MD, PhD

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1526-4610.2001.01091.x/abstract

 

[10] Migraine Sufferers: Are They Sexier?

– Sexual Desire Stronger in Those Who Suffer the Debilitating Headaches

By Daniel J. DeNoon, Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/news/20060614/migraine-sufferers-are-they-sexier

 

[11] The “Costs” of Urinary Incontinence for Women

Obstet Gynecol. 2006 April; 107(4): 908–916.

Leslee L. Subak, MD, Jeanette S. Brown, MD, Stephen R. Kraus, MD, Linda Brubaker, MD,MS, Feng Lin, MS, Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD, Catherine S. Bradley, MD, MSCE, Deborah Grady, MD, MPH, and Diagnostic Aspects of Incontinence Study (DAISy) Group

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1557394/

 

[12] The prevalence of urinary incontinence in women in four European countries.

Hunskaar S, Lose G, Sykes D, Voss S.

BJU Int. 2004 Feb;93(3):324-30.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14764130

 

[13] Muscle Training Effective in Treating Urinary Incontinence for Women

Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality – Release Date: April 9, 2012

http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsroom/press-releases/2012/muscleuipr.html

 

[14] The epidemiological study of women with urinary incontinence and risk factors for stress urinary incontinence in China. Menopause. 2009 Jul-Aug;16(4):831-6.

Zhu L, Lang J, Liu C, Han S, Huang J, Li X. Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Epidemiology, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19240656

 

[15] Economic burden and quality of life of vulvodynia in the United States.

Curr Med Res Opin. 2012 Apr;28(4):601-8.

Xie Y, Shi L, Xiong X, Wu E, Veasley C, Dade C.

Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22356119

 

[16] Patient perceptions of vulvar vibration therapy for refractory vulvar pain

Sex Relation Ther. 2008 November 1; 23(4): 345–353.

Denniz Zolnoun, Georgine Lamvu, and John Steegea

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3086797/

 

[15] Preventing Adhesions in Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgical Procedures

Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Winter; 2(1): 38–45.

Víctor Hugo González-Quintero, MD, MPH and Francisco E Cruz-Pachano, MD

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2672996/

 

[17] Hormonal predictors of sexual motivation in natural menstrual cycles

James R. Roney, , Zachary L. Simmons – University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0018506X13000482

 

[18] A description of the proposed method is defined on line [0087] of the following patent: http://www.google.com/patents/WO2011094698A2 note this description references figures [15A][15B][15C], and [15D] Utility patents for both the method and related devices have been filed (and entered national phase) in the US, EU, Canada and Australia.

 

[19] Analgesia produced in women by genital self-stimulation.

Whipple, B., & Komisaruk, B.R. (1988).

Journal of Sex Research. 24, 130-140.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02590077

 

[20] Brain-mediated responses to vaginocervical stimulation in spinal cord-transected rats: Role of the vagus nerves.

Komisaruk, B.R., Bianca, R., Sansone, G., Gomez, L.E., Cueva-Rolon, R., Beyer, C., & Whipple, B. (1996).

Brain Research. 708, 128-134.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8720868

 

[21] Differential roles of hypogastric and pelvic nerves in analgesic and motoric effects of vaginocervical stimulation in rats. Cunningham, S.T., Steinman, J.L., Whipple, B., Mayer, A.D., & Komisaruk, B.R. (1991).

Brain Research. 559, 337-343.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1794105

 

[22] Elevation of pain thresholds by vaginal stimulation in women.

Whipple, B., & Komisaruk, B.R. (1985).

Pain. 21, 357-367.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/009262302317251043#.Ud6tO47cyic

 

[23] Treating Female Infertility and Improving IVF Pregnancy Rates With a Manual Physical Therapy Technique

Belinda F Wurn, PT, Lawrence J Wurn, LMT, and Jonathan J Shuster, PhD

MedGenMed. 2004; 6(2): 51.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1395760/

 

[24] Influence of sex on sleep regulatory mechanisms.

Paul KN, Turek FW, Kryger MH.

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1495, USA. kpaul@msm.edu

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 Sep;17(7):1201-8. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2008.0841.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18710368

 

[25] Sexual Behavior and Sexual Dysfunctions after Age 40: The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors

Nicolosi, A., Laumann, E.O., Glasser, D.B. et Al. (2004).

Academic journal article from The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, Vol. 13, No. 2

http://www.questia.com/library/1G1-127623942/nicolosi-a-laumann-e-o-glasser-d-b-et-al

 

[26] Women’s Sexualities.

Ellison, Carol Rinkleib. (2000).

Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

http://www.womenssexualities.com/aboutthebook.html

 

[27] The Health Benefits of Sexual Expression

Published in Cooperation with the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Beverly Whipple

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/resources/research-papers/health-benefits-sexual-expression-26783.htm

 

[28] Frequency and Timing of Coital Orgasm in Women Desirous of Becoming Pregnant

Devendra Singh, Walter Meyer, Robert J. Zambarano, David Farley Hurlbert

Archives of Sexual Behavior 19980201, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 15-29

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1018653724159

 

[29] Complementary and Alternative Therapies as Treatment Approaches for Interstitial Cystitis

Kristene E Whitmore, MD

Rev Urol. 2002; 4(Suppl 1): S28–S35. PMCID: PMC1476005

Pelvic Floor Institute, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1476005/

 

[30] Increasing Orgasm and Decreasing Dyspareunia by a Manual Physical Therapy Technique

Lawrence J Wurn, LMT, Belinda F Wurn, PT, and Amanda S Roscow, MPT, C Richard King, MD, Eugenia S Scharf, PhD, and Jonathan J Shuster, PhD

MedGenMed. 2004; 6(4): 47.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480593/

 

[31] Manual Physical Therapy for Non-Surgical Treatment of Adhesion-Related Small Bowel Obstructions: Two Case Reports

Amanda D. Riceemail, Richard Kingemail, Evette D’Avy Reedemail, Kimberley Pattersonemail, Belinda F. Wurnemail and Lawrence J. Wurn

Clear Passage Physical Therapy, 4421 NW 39th Ave, Ste 2-2, Gainesville, FL 32606, USA

J. Clin. Med. 2013, 2(1), 1-12; doi:10.3390/jcm2010001

http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/2/1/1

 

[32] Treating Female Infertility and Improving IVF Pregnancy Rates With a Manual Physical Therapy Technique

Belinda F Wurn, PT, Lawrence J Wurn, LMT,* and Amanda S Roscow, MPT, Richard King, MD, Marvin A Heuer, MD, Eugenia S Scharf, PhD, and Jonathan J Shuster, PhD

MedGenMed. 2004; 6(2): 51.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1395760/

 

[33] Endometriosis: cost estimates and methodological perspective

Abstract – Hum. Reprod. Update (2007) 13 (4): 395-404. doi: 10.1093/humupd/dmm010

http://humupd.oxfordjournals.org/content/13/4/395.short

 

[34] The effects of massage therapy on dysmenorrhea caused by endometriosis

Mahboubeh Valiani, MSc, Niloofar Ghasemi, MSc, Parvin Bahadoran, MSc, and Reza Heshmat

Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. 2010 Autumn; 15(4): 167–171.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3093183/

 

[35] Physical Therapy for Infertility

Stefanie Carter

Advances for Nurse Practicioners and Physician Assistants – January 31, 2007

http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Article/Physical-Therapy-for-Infertility-2.aspx

 

[36] The role of physical therapy in female sexual dysfunction

Current Sexual Health Reports

June 2008, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 97-101

Talli Y. Rosenbaum

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11930-008-0017-6

 

[37] Manual Physical Therapy for Non-Surgical Treatment of Adhesion-Related Small Bowel Obstructions: Two Case Reports

Amanda D. Riceemail, Richard Kingemail, Evette D’Avy Reedemail, Kimberley Pattersonemail, Belinda F. Wurnemail and Lawrence J. Wurn

J. Clin. Med. 2013, 2(1), 1-12; doi:10.3390/jcm2010001

http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/2/1/1

 

[38] Treatment of female orgasmic disorder

www.uptodate.com ©2013 UpToDate®

Andrea Bradford, PhD, Robert Segraves, MD, PhD, Richard Hermann, MD

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/treatment-of-female-orgasmic-disorder

 

[39] IMPROVING SEXUAL FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH ENDOMETRIOSIS VIA

A PELVIC PHYSICAL THERAPY

L. J. Wurn, B. F. Wurn, C. R. King III, A. S. Roscow, E. S. Scharf, J. J. Shuster,

http://www.clearpassage.com/science/medical-studies/Fert-Ster-Endo.pdf

 

[40] TREATING ENDOMETRIOSIS PAIN WITH A MANUAL PELVIC PHYSICAL THERAPY

L. J. Wurn, B. F. Wurn, C. R. King III, A. S. Roscow, E. S. Scharf, J. J. Shuster

FERTILITY AND STERILITY® Volume 86, Supplement 2, September 2006

http://www.clearpassage.com/science/medical-studies/Fert-Ster-EndoPain.pdf

 

[41] Transcutaneous mechanical nerve stimulation using perineal vibration: a novel method for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.

Sønksen J, Ohl DA, Bonde B, Laessøe L, McGuire EJ. J Urol. 2007 Nov;178(5):2025-8. Epub 2007 Sep 17.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17869299/

* Please note that “hi” is solely for relaxation and wellness purposes. It is a unique patented combination of massage devices that have been used by the public for decades. “hi” has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. No medical claims are being made. The “hi” product, and or any any statements made by this site as well as any associated video, audio, or written content therein, are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. “hi” and its related training programs are not intended as medical advice, or to replace the guidance from a qualified health care professional. This site and all associated content, and products are intended to help share knowledge about wellness and relaxation approaches. Visitors and customers with any medical or health related concerns are encouraged contact a qualified health care professional.  The method and related devices used by “hi” are patented in the United States, and patent pending in Australia, Canada and the European Union.

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