Self-pleasure is an intimate way of knowing yourself. Through masturbation, you can understand your sexual fantasies better. Knowing your sexual fantasies can help you to enhance your sex life.
According to a recent survey in the US on sexual behavior, masturbation is more common than sex among adolescents. Many sex educators now highlight the importance of knowing one’s own body. Despite all the health benefits it has, masturbation is still considered taboo.
Let’s know about various advantages of self-pleasure in this article.
Advantages of self-pleasure
- Self-pleasure leads to relaxation
Masturbating might help you relax if you’re having a stressful day. Masturbation causes orgasms, which result in the release of a variety of hormones. These hormones help to reduce pain and tension. It not only reduces tension, and anxiety but also improves mood.
- Masturbation helps in boosting immunity
Self-pleasure can also help in developing immunity. It is also considered one of the safest ways to attain orgasms. With masturbation, you do not have to worry about sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) and pregnancy risk.
- Prevents cervical and urinary tract infections
When you masturbate, orgasms open up the cervix. This opening of the cervix helps in preventing infections.
If you are suffering from an infection in the urinary tract, then masturbation can help. When you masturbate, the vagina gets lubricated. This lubrication of the vagina helps in flushing out bacteria. Hence, it releases pain.
- Gives you a better sleep
Good sleep can lighten up your mood any day. Orgasms can provide you with a relaxed sleep. Touching yourself releases tension leading to a good state of mind. According to the National Sleep Foundation, orgasm helps you in having a better sleep.
- Self-pleasure during pregnancy
Masturbating during pregnancy can free you from stress. Some women feel a heightened level of sexual desire during pregnancy. So, self-pleasure can meet their sexual needs during pregnancy. It also releases back pain.
But, women with high-risk pregnancies should not touch themselves as it increases the chances of labor.
- Reduces postmenopause sex problems
A woman goes through different changes in the body during menopause. One of the changes is the vagina shrinking. So, touching yourself along a water-based lube can stop this shrinking. In turn, it increases blood flow and improves sexual desire.
- Reduces the chance of prostate cancer
A 2004 study found out that masturbation reduces the possibility of prostate cancer in men. The study found that men who masturbated more than 21 times in a month were less likely to suffer from prostate cancer than those who do it four to seven times. Men who touch themselves more had a reduced risk of prostate cancer by 33 percent.
- Helps to last long during sex
Nobody wants their intimate time with their partner to get over soon. Self-pleasure can prepare you to last longer in bed during sex. When you masturbate, you realize the amount of time it takes for you to get to climax. So, this will give you an idea about the number of stokes you need to attain orgasm.
- Self-pleasure helps in making heart-healthy
A healthy heart is all you need to lead a healthy life, and through masturbation, you can keep your heart healthy. Regular orgasms prevent heart diseases.
According to a research work by Massachusetts Aging Study, men who orgasm once or less in a month were 45 percent more likely to die of heart diseases as compared to those who orgasm more than once a month.
- Improves confidence and libido
In today’s world of social media, it is easy to get intimidated by the norm of beauty. You might experience decreased sexual arousal because you are dissatisfied with the way you look.
Through self-pleasure, you get to know your body a little better. You start understanding your fantasies and desires. Orgasms bring along with them a lot of positive feelings. Before expecting from others, you should first think of yourself in a sexy way.
There are different methods, such as self-pleasure, by which you can better understand your body’s desires. If you’re still confused, you’ve come to the correct place. We’re hosting a ‘Light My Fire’ workshop to talk about sexual communication, desire, and chemistry. We have experts who will help you and guide you. Seats are filling up. Register NOW!
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