Men may talk more about it, but women actually ‘do it’. Wondering what we are referring to? Yes, it’s the M word. Masturbation is a normal, healthy subject and its time we put the taboo surrounding it to bed and spoke openly about it. So, if you are doing it regularly, its time you stop shying away. Here’s why masturbation is good for you.
1. Its good for you
Just like sex, masturbation releases good hormones in the brain (endorphins), which lifts your mood. And the best part? This happens even if you don’t orgasm.
2. It improves your sex life
Yes, this is true. Masturbation helps you get comfortable with your own body and in turn you know your likes and dislikes well. Experimenting with what feels good and makes you respond positively can lead to better sexual experiences, both alone and with a partner. If you have trouble reaching orgasm, it’s a private, stress-free way to try different types of touch and pressure to see what helps you climax.
3. It can ease out post-menopause sex issues
Most women tend to experience Dry Spells and narrowing of vagina post menopause. Masturbating with a lubricant will prevent narrowing, boost blood flow, relieve some tissue and moisture problems, and increase sexual desire.
4. It helps you sleep
It is very common for you to curl up and hit the snooze button soon after a toe-curling climax. Orgasms relive physical and mental stress and help you sleep better. The same applies to masturbating as well.
5. It helps you release sexual tension
In case you have decided to stay off sex for a few days, masturbation is a great way to beat dry spells and boost your libido.
6. It can ease menstrual pain
You might have heard about having sex during periods, but did you know you can also masturbate when you are on your period? And its absolutely safe. The uterine contraction while self-stimulating can help menstrual blood come out faster. Either way, its more fun than a heating pad.
7. There are no downsides to it
Last but not the least, masturbation has zero side effects. Nothing bad can happen out of masturbation. You won’t get pregnant, you can’t get STDs and you don’t have to worry about your menstrual cycles.
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