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Rapper Jim Jones opened up about his early sex education in a recent episode of Angela Yee's Lip Service podcast.

Jones, who is Puerto Rican, said his mother taught him how to tongue kiss and gave him his first condoms.

"She showed me with her mouth... she showed me how to tongue kiss when I was younger," he said. He said his first lesson was a good experience.

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By contrast, the "We Fly High" rapper said he was disgusted the first time he ever kissed a girl.

Jones, 45, said he met his father for the first time when he was 13 years old and again when he was 26 -- the same year his father passed away.

"Every day that I didn't see my dad I loved him even more," he said. "The few times that I did get to see him he was like the flyest dude in the whole world to me."

Even though Jones was raised by a single mother, he says she wasn't bitter and she never criticized his father.

Jones said his mother always spoke well of his father, who was a drug addict.

"My mom and my dad were like Bonnie & Clyde," he said, adding that she fell pregnant with him in high school.

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Jones is in a long-term relationship with Chrissy Lampkin, 50. The couple appeared on the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: New York and starred in the spin-off reality show Chrissy & Mr. Jones.
 

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Some people take orgasms for granted, but researchers say experiencing the big O has more benefits than just enhancing your pleasure.

Women who experience daily orgasms know that the big O comes with health benefits such as sleep aid and pain relief.

"Some people orgasm multiple times, some once, and some none, and that's all totally normal," says Rosara Torrisi.

Torrisi, a certified sex therapist and founding director of the Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy, tells Health.com that orgasms, particularly masturbating, can reveal what's normal and abnormal about your sexual health.

"It's one of the few times people, especially people with vulvas, give themselves permission to touch their genitals," Torrisi says.

The following are seven health benefits of orgasms.
 

1. Mood enhancer

Orgasms release a flood of feel-good hormones that help you calm down and relieve stress, Kate White, MD, MPH, tells Health.

According to Dr. White, these hormones include:

  • Oxytocin, aka the "love hormone," which also aids with baby bonding.
  • Dopamine, released by the reward and pleasure centers of the brain.
  • Endorphins, the "natural opiates" that induce a sense of euphoria and reduce stress.
  • Serotonin, which helps regulate mood, appetite, and sleep.
  • Prolactin, that initiates milk production after pregnancy and plays a role in bonding.

 

2. Orgasm helps you connect with your body

Touching yourself helps to reveal body changes that you may not know about, such as yeast infections or lesions on your genitals. "It is really helpful to know what your body feels like, looks like, and even smells like," Logan Levkoff, PhD, tells Health, "because if you don't know what the norm is for your body, it's really difficult to identify when something is off."
 

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3. Self love teaches you what feels good for you

Most women can reach intense orgasms by themselves -- without the help of a partner. Some women are okay with that because they know what feels good for them.

"A lot of people want to have orgasms consistently from penetration, and the truth is that some people can come consistently from that, but most people can't," Dr. White tells Health.com.

Dr. Levkoff says self-pleasuring without a partner can be empowering. "Know that you don't have to rely on someone else to make you a sexual being or to make you feel a certain way."
 

4. Orgasm strengthens relationships

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Beyond having a relationship with yourself, orgasms can bond you tighter with your mate - who you don't have to depend on for pleasure.
 

5. Orgasm improves sleep

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Everyone knows orgasms improves sleep. This is achieved through sex hormones that are released in abundance before, during, and after the big O.

In edition to hormones, the muscles relaxing after the big O is similar to muscle relaxation techniques.

"Some people also build a habit of orgasming before bed, so it's a part of their sleep routine," Torrisi explains.
 

6. Orgasm maintains pelvic floor muscles

Frequent orgasms can be as beneficial as cardio exercises. An orgasm is a series of muscle contractions, that maintain or strengthen your pelvic floor, says Levkoff.
 

7. Orgasm relieves pain

Orgasm-induced hormones like oxytocin and endorphins act as natural painkillers, says Dr. White.

"Those pleasurable feelings tend to dull feelings of pain," Levkoff says, noting this may be why some people find that orgasms relieve menstrual cramps.

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Rapper Kevin Gates touted the health benefits of semen retention in a "Million Dollaz Worth of Game" podcast interview.

The 35-year-old Louisiana native explained his diet regimen before launching into his bedroom habits.

"And another thing... that's like, really healing to your body, it's gonna sound crazy, is semen retention," he said.

"Not releasing no semen. Like, you can have sex and it's beautiful... You can have sex, but your intention should be to please your partner."

Kevin went on to say holding semen will "heal your central nervous system and everything. Heal your brain."

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Kevin, who is married to Instagram model and entrepreneur Dreka Gates, said he aims to please his partner in the bedroom.

"That's just me, I aim to please my partner -- whatever partner I'm dealing with at the time."

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Kevin was rumored to date R&B singer Monica during a break in his relationship with Dreka (pictured).

According to Healthline.com, semen retention is as old as mankind itself. The practice of holding semen takes a lot of muscle control and flexing your pelvic muscles before just ejaculation is key.

The benefits of semen retention include:

Mentally

  • more confidence and self-control
  • less anxiety and depression
  • increased motivation
  • better memory, concentration
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    Physically

  • greater vitality
  • increased muscle growth
  • thicker hair, deeper voice
  • improved sperm quality
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    Spiritually

  • deeper relationships
  • stronger life force
  • better overall happiness
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    Kevin must be doing something right, because Dreka can't get enough of her man.

    In a recent Instagram post, in the caption of a photo of Kevin jumping onstage, she wrote: "Beautiful, amazing, talented being you are. I love you."


     

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