Masturbation isn’t just a fun little diversion to cure your boredom. Did you know that self-love has other benefits, other than a nice orgasm or three? Giving yourself pleasure can have very real, very positive effects on your overall health !Here are just a few of the ways masturbating benefits your health:
Natural pain relief
Many chronic pain sufferers have felt the sting of not being able to have sex when they want to because their bodies won’t cooperate. Even those of us who’ve had occasional strong menstrual cramps, a sore back from doing yard work or other painful days can relate to the desire of wanting sex but not feeling up to the movements involved. Not only is masturbation (especially when shared with a partner) a great alternative to more acrobatic sex acts, orgasms can provide immediate pain relief, if only for a little while. (Getting rid of a headache via a “happy ending” is medically proven!)
The very act of taking some time for yourself to clear your mind of (almost) all thoughts and indulging in your private fantasies will start you down the road to a clearer head. Orgasms are all about your own pleasure when you masturbate, so the need to please your partner isn’t there to get in the way of your own indulgent release. The act of masturbation is healthy, and it’s a drug-free way to lighten your load and feel more relaxed and at peace.
To sleep, perchance to dream
Worrying about your family, job, money or the stresses of everyday life can make it difficult to sleep. If you don’t want to use sleeping pills, count sheep or try to live with out sleeping, try masturbating before bedtime. The combination of relaxation, and the calming hormones released by orgasm can help send you right off to dreamland.
Reduce cancer risks
Recent health studies have revealed that the more often a man ejaculates, the less likely it is that he will develop prostate cancer. Since the prostate gland creates and stores semen, orgasm relieves the pressure on the gland. While fewer orgasms will not cause prostate cancer, masturbating regularly might just offer you a bit more protection against this terrible disease. Help keep your prostate healthy and enjoy some hot solo sex. Women should know that medical research suggests that the natural pleasure chemical oxytocin, which is released during orgasm, may help reduce the risk of breast cancer. So, let’s all get happy and healthy!