10 Benefits of Masturbating

by ronnalouisewhite

1. It feels great and makes you feel good
Touching yourself helps release mood enhancing chemicals like endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin. Plus, you get to have a mind-blowing orgasm all without leaving your house or getting dressed.

2. It helps relieve stress
Having a stressful day? Do yourself a favor and get touchy feely with yourself. It relieves stress, tension, and can aid in relation.

3. It can help you fall asleep
No one likes lying in bed wide-awake at night when they know they need to be up early the next morning. The solution? Get handsy with yourself. Masturbating helps you fall asleep because your “blood pressure is lowers and relaxation is increased through the release of endorphins,” said Judith Golden, a registered sex therapist in Toronto, “masturbation is a good sleeping pill.”

4. Helps boost your self-esteem
The release of feel-good neurochemicals, like dopamine and oxytocin, during masturbation can help boost your mood and inevitable make you feel good about yourself. “An orgasm is the biggest non-drug blast of dopamine available,” said Gloria Brame, Ph.D., a clinical sexologist.

5. It’s a natural pain killer, especially for menstrual cramps
There is nothing worse than feeling bloated, disgusting, and to top it off having menstrual cramps. The best way to relieve your cramps is to self-please. Masturbating increased the blood flow to the pelvic region, which can help ease the pain of cramps and back aches.

6. It helps boost your immunity
What is better than feeling good and doing good for your body at the same time? Nothing! Touching yourself increases your health and can prevent illnesses like urinary tract infections and prostate cancer, according to Anthony Santella, a public health scientist at University of Sydney. Ejaculation releases the stress hormone cortisol, which is a small dose, can help strengthen and maintain a healthy immune system.

7. Safe sex
There is no safer way to have an orgasm than giving it to yourself. There is no worry about a potential pregnancy or contracting any STD’s.

8. It boosts libido and helps build your stamina
You can train your body to last longer in bed by masturbating. Just as the saying goes, practice makes perfect.

9. Helps you discover your body
There is no better wait to discover your own sexuality and sexual triggers than “doing it yourself”. Being in control of your own pleasure is a great way to discover your vagina or penis and what they can do.

10. It’s a good workout and burns calories
Masturbating is a great workout for certain parts of your body. It helps tone and strengthens your pelvic muscles while you’re pleasuring yourself. Who doesn’t love burning calories without leaving their bed?

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