· Natural Infection Fighter: Masturbation helps prevent cervical infections and relieves urinary tract infections. During masturbation, the cervix opens and acidity increases and also new fluid goes up, sending good bacteria to the cervix as old fluid comes out, flushing bad organisms out. During a urinary tract infection, masturbation relieves pain while the extra lubrication brings in good bacteria which helps mitigate the infection.
§ Good for Our Heart: Masturbation improves cardiovascular health and lowers the risk of Type-2 diabetes.
§ Sleep Aid: Masturbation helps with insomnia by releasing dopamine (the “feel good hormone”), followed by the release of oxytocin and endorphins, which have a calming effect.
§ Good Pelvic Exercise: Masturbation strengthens the pelvic floor. The spasms produced during an orgasm lift the pelvic floor. As the pelvic muscles get tighter, orgasms become stronger and more enjoyable for both men and women.
§ Improves Our Mood: Dopamine and epinephrine, which rush through our bodies during sexual arousal, boost our moods.
§ Stress Reliever: Masturbation is pleasurable and relieves emotional stress.
§ More Love for Ourselves: Masturbation nurtures our emotional and physical needs and increases our self-awareness.
§ Stronger Relationships: Masturbation can also help us to strengthen our relationship with our partners. Sharing masturbation, teaching our partners how to satisfy us, or asking them to assist us to reach an orgasm through masturbation after coitus can help keep the communication lines open and maintain arousal.
§ For prostate health: Frequent masturbation among men decrease the risk of prostate cancer in men over 50.
Like sex in general, masturbation has gotten an ill reputation which leads to secrecy, shame and guilt around something so perfectly healthy and fun. But with education, people will feel empowered to come out of the masturbation closet and enjoy more self-love. Be healthier, live happier, touch yourself more!
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