Friday, January 31, 2014

The Uncommon Cure for the Common Cold

The winter cold. Sniffles, headache, sore throat and that dam tickling cough. I try all manner of Eastern, western, traditional, folk and home-remedy medicine. I’m gargling with salt water, and also garlic juice, sipping hot water with lemon, hot water with honey and hot water with lemon and honey. I’m taking zinc and vitamin C and cod liver oil and Lysine. I’m reading online advice, bearing down on the Handbook of Nutritional Healing and nodding along with every friend and coworker who recommends a food, an herb or a powerful prescription med. I’ve tried rest and exercise, staying home and going to work.

But there is one remedy for the common cold that no one talks about: an orgasm. (Or two). Really. Orgasms release oxytocin, reduce cortisol, balance the body by naturally shifting hormones and create a calming effect. It’s cleansing and stress reducing and helps you sleep if used at night.

No, of course not with a partner. There are cold and flu ethics after all. A lovely, cold remedying orgasm is definitely DIY.

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