“Don’t knock masturbation…it’s sex with someone I love.” -Woody Allen
1. It keeps you in touch with yourself.
Men and women who masturbate on a regular basis understand the rhythms of their bodies better than those who don’t. This can help you build up sexual stamina for when you’re with a partner, avoid premature/short orgasms, and be able to keep yourself satisfied longer.
2. Orgasming before a date relieves pressure.
For some men, going on a date can be stressful and/or sexually frustrating. Rubbing one out prior to leaving home can leave you with a clearer mind and better focus on the activities themselves, rather than fantasizing about/pedestalizing your date the whole time.
3. It can relieve menstrual cramps.
For many women, the contractions involved in cumming can be a big help in getting rid of cramps. It also helps you focus on the pleasure your body can bring in that area, and put you in a healthier frame of mind. Or, if you’re like me and don’t have any discomfort or pain during your period, it can just aid in ending the bleeding sooner.
4. Natural sleep enhancer.
When you orgasm, your blood pressure lowers, breathing deepens, muscle tension decreases, and dopamine/endorphins flood your body. This creates a nice relaxed state for both sexes to easily fall asleep in. Then when you wake up, you have morning wood to look forward to! Come on, guys and gals…you know it’s true.
5. If you don’t use it, you lose it.
Sad, but ultimately true. Orgasms, whether attained with a partner or alone, raise the levels of nitric oxide in the bloodstream. This chemical is necessary for proper lubrication in women and erection in both sexes. The less time you spend with your sexual side, the less nitric oxide you have available to use…and the harder it is to get in a physically aroused state. There’s a reason people in relationships masturbate more than loners!
6. Orgasms keep the plumbing clean.
Regular use of your genitals can lead to better health later on. For both sexes, orgasms mean better blood flow, fresher sexual scent, and prevention of blockages in the prostate gland in men and skene glands in women. And really, isn’t your health worth the 10 minutes it takes to cum?
7. It can relieve blue balls/labia.
It’s not as spoken about from the female side, but both men and women can become so physically aroused that if orgasm isn’t reached the entire genital area becomes a point of agony. Trust me on this…it’s bad. This is caused by blood remaining in an area for too long, creating intense pressure, pain, pelvic aches, slight discoloration of the scrotum or labia, and in severe cases can even make walking difficult/painful. The only way to stop this from occurring (or curing it) is to climax and allow the blood to flow normally again.
8. You’ll be healthier overall.
It’s probably not a surprise at this point, but people who freely masturbate have fewer hangups about cumming solo than those who are raised to believe it’s somehow bad to touch your own body. This means they obsess about masturbation less, and feel no guilt over doing it. It’s also been shown that frequent orgasms can improve your immune system, increase the health of your cardiovascular self, and alleviate some symptoms of depression. Orgasms: They’re good for what ails ya.
9. Face it: You don’t always have a partner.
Whether you are completely single, are in a long distance relationship, or are with a partner who’s libido is smaller than yours…it’s time to acknowledge that you can’t always get sex when you want it. I know how it is to be “ready to go” when your sex partner isn’t feeling up to it. It sucks, but what are you gonna do? Answer: Take matters into your own hand! This helps to relieve you sexually, and your mate from feeling guilty. Remember that resentment isn’t sexy.
*Note: if your partner consistently begs off from sex of any kind without an adequate reason/explanation, it’s probably time to see a counselor or have a serious heart-to-heart talk.*
10. It’s fun.
With all the toys, porn, sexual education movies, and erotica out there to choose from, is it any wonder that people choose to masturbate more? It can give you fresh ideas to try with a partner, or allow you to live out entire complex fantasies in your head. That, and if you’ve ever had a orgasm, you know just how amazing and nigh indescribable an experience it is. Why not give yourself a treat everyday? You deserve it!
So, did I miss anything or need to include more information? What do you think of self-loving? Go ahead and give your thoughts below.