"I'll have what she's having."

We all remember the famous scene from "When Harry Met Sally," when Billy Crystal observes Meg Ryan's lip-biting, table-pounding, hair-pulling faux orgasm in the middle of a busy diner to prove men can't tell when women are faking it.

Beyond the sheer pleasure of orgasms, as Meg Ryan so aptly mimicked, they also give us an array of mental and physical health benefits.

Stress relief

When you climax, your body releases oxytocin, what's commonly called "the love hormone." Oxytocin has long been known to have an effect on social behavior.

"Even Alfred Kinsey showed that orgasms were good for stress reduction way back in the 1940s and 1950s," said Rhoda Lipscomb, Ph.D., a certified sex therapist based in Denver. "He found people with more fulfilling sex lives were less anxious, they were less violent and they were less hostile."

And science backs Kinsey's observations. Oxytocin and another hormone called