Masturbation has a whole host of positive health benefits that can help you to lead a healthier, happier, and more pleasurable life. We all know the pleasure benefits of masturbation and orgasms, but did you know they can also do wonders for your health? Orgasms are fun, free and a great form of entertainment with all these health benefits of masturbation your vibrator will see more use than ever.
Relieve stress & boost your mood
If your head is full with a never-ending to-do list, then it might be time to take a break and enjoy a little stress relief. Orgasms are great for combating stress and giving you a quick mood pick me up as the release of oxytocin and serotonin flood your body. This release of endorphins can create a self-satisfying cycle of feel-good hormones - soothing stressors and anxieties to turn your bad day around. If you’re short on time try adding a vibrator to the mix, to help you release those happy hormones a little quicker.
Help you love yourself
By being kind to yourself and taking part in self-care practices you can boost your self-esteem and body image through self-exploration, whether with your hands or a sex toy. Explore your body and practice the art of self-love by cultivating those positive feelings about yourself. Why not try exploring parts of your body you often overlook, your legs, or torso? Or try giving those areas you feel a little self-conscious about some extra attention, as you learn to love them a little more.
Strengthen your immune system
Keep your body in tip-top condition, with some self-love. Your immune system is at its best when you are living a healthy lifestyle from getting enough sleep to reducing stress to orgasming. Both of these are are ways masturbation is good for you - so why not try beating off to beat that cold?
Help ease pain
Endorphins are released during masturbation which has a pain-killing property. Many women find that this rush of endorphins can help relieve menstrual cramps and headaches effectively. Admittedly an orgasm is not going to heal a broken bone anytime soon but having a sneaky solo session can certainly help reduce pain.
Send you to sleep
Do you struggle to switch off at night? Well, once again orgasms to the rescue - having an orgasm can help you nod off faster and lead to better quality sleep. Orgasms boost your oxytocin and lower cortisol (the hormone responsible for stress, and keeping you awake!), whilst releasing prolactic which makes you feel relaxed! They can even be used as a strategy tool to help you achieve a healthy sleep cycle. It’s definitely in your interest to have more orgasms! And… getting more sleep can boost your libido, so it really is a win-win.
Strengthen your pelvic floor
Orgasms can help keep you healthy from the inside too. Clitoral and vaginal stimulation increases pelvic floor tone, which can tone the entire vaginal area! Blood rushes to the genital tissue to keep the vagina healthy, strengthening the vaginal walls. Think of it as a mini-workout for your vagina.
Kegel exercises are the most effective way to strengthen your pelvic floor, so why not try using Ben Wa balls whilst masturbating for an even stronger pelvic floor.
Male pelvic floor muscles also need a workout - so by regularly masturbating (3 to 5 times a week), you can make sure you stay rock hard by regularly increasing the blood flow to the penis. Adding a male sex toy, such as Tenuto can also help you stay hard, for longer by increasing blood flow.
You may want to try mutually masturbating with your partner to avoid pregnancy and prevent sexually transmitted infections. Obviously, with various contraception on the market, there are plenty of ways to avoid the transmission of STI’s but this is just another one to add to the list.
Ease post-menopausal effects
Vibration technology is a powerful blood circulation stimulates which can improve your sex life after menopause. By improving blood circulation the nerve endings are kept receptive and sensitivity is improved.
Other post-menopausal symptoms can be vaginal dryness, evidence suggests that through masturbation you can prompt the creation of more vaginal lubricant. Although always use a personal lubricant to avoid any discomfort.
Decrease the risk of prostate cancer
An Australian study found that men who regularly ejaculated were less likely to develop prostate cancer. This suggests that there is evidence that masturbation is beneficial in the prevention of prostate cancer but not directly linked.
Some people may feel embarrassed when it comes to masturbation and sex toys but with an abundance of positive health benefits, it is not something to feel guilty about any longer! Go forth and release those feel-good hormones and have a good time, now you know masturbation is good for you.