Everybody should masturbate, one it feels amazing, and who doesn’t want to feel good, plus it also has some incredible health benefits. There is a lot of shame around masturbating, but it’s a very normal, enjoyable form of self-care and self-exploration. Masturbating yields many benefits to include stress relief, intimacy connection, and a feeling of being in-tune with your own body. So, it’s time to put the taboo subject of masturbation to rest and learn about the various benefits that can have resounding positive effects on your own life.
1. Help you learn more about your body
Gaining intimate knowledge of your own body can be an incredibly empowering experience. Your body should be your best friend, after all, it’s going to be you until you die. Masturbation opens up your emotional, mental, and physical senses to all kinds of pleasure. Some people think that if you masturbate too much you will have a hard time orgasming with your partner, this is fake news, in fact, experts say that masturbating is actually one of the best ways to figure out what you like in regards to sex. And if you’re using a sex toy, you’ll definitely want to use lube. Momentum water-based lube can be used with all toys. In general, silicone-based lubes shouldn’t be used with silicone-based toys.
2. Help you sleep better
You know that amazing feeling after sex when all you want to do is roll over and close your eyes? Well, there’s a reason for that, orgasms physically and emotionally relieve tension, which allows you to fall asleep quicker. When you orgasm, your body releases a mix of neurochemicals, including oxytocin, serotonin, vasopressin, and prolactin, all of which can help prepare you for sleep. Your body naturally releases all these hormones at night, alongside melatonin, as part of your sleep-wake cycle. While melatonin is the hormone responsible for making you feel tired, the mix of these other hormones can help put you in the right frame for sleep. If you masturbate and orgasm, you’re effectively boosting that process. This leads to my next point…
3. Help to reduce stress
Masturbation also causes dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure, to be released into your body. Simply put, dopamine makes you feel good and puts you in a better mood. There’s nothing like that natural high you get when you orgasm and you didn’t have to rely on a partner to get there. On top of that the hormone oxytocin, which is released during orgasm, can lower your cortisol levels. Cortisol is the main stress hormone and is usually present in high levels of people who exhibit stress and anxiety. Having orgasms can boost these chemicals and,as a result, help you feel more relaxed.
4. Help aid your health
Heart disease is known as the silent killer. Having a regular self-pleasure routine is a great way to get your blood flowing! In fact, several studies suggest that people who experience more orgasms, alone or with a partner, are less susceptible to heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
5. Help ease bodily aches and pains
Your pain tolerance goes up while experiencing orgasm and since masturbation increases blood flow, it can help to counteract many aches and pains. Masturbation has even been linked to relieving period cramps for women. This is also true for those of you who experience consistent headaches!
6. Help you feel safe in your pleasure
Unless you start to feel that masturbating is negatively impacting other aspects of your life (such as relationships with friends or family), it's one of the safest ways to satisfy your sexual needs. You can’t catch anything, you can’t get pregnant, and you’re not going to get sick. So whether you're going through a dry spell or simply want to indulge in some alone time, masturbation is one of the best ways to get the job done in a safe space of your choosing.
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