Benefits of Masturbation
July 9th, 2013
No, you won’t go blind. Or grow hair on your palms. And no, it won’t make you less sensitive with your partner. Not only is it a fun way to spend your solo time, but masturbation has some excellent health benefits for both men and women.
For him, masturbation works the pelvic floor muscle, which can prevent erectile dysfunction and incontinence. It can also help increase control, which can help him last longer with his partner. More importantly, men who ejaculate more than 5 times per week are 33% less likely to develop prostate cancer by flushing out disease-causing toxins that build up in the urogenital tract.
For her, orgasm causes the cervix to open and pull mucous in, increasing the acidity and allowing friendly bacteria to flush out the unfriendly organisms that can cause infections. Masturbating can help relieve UTIs and prevent cervical infections. It can also improve cardiovascular health and lower the risk of type-2 diabetes.
Of course orgasms boost your mood by releasing dopamine and oxytocin, feel-good chemicals. But did you know that it releases the hormone cortisol which helps to improve your immune system? And studies have shown that masturbation improves your relationship with yourself. And knowing what feels good to you can help you communicate with your partner.
Let go of the myths and embrace your alone time. Get comfortable and get to know yourself a little better.