Self-love is an important part of self-care. Aside from how much fun it is, masturbation gives some great health benefits, too.
Here are some of the benefits that come with indulging in a little alone time.
Some sexual tension can be fun. But overall tension isn't good for you, particularly when you can't get rid of it.
It’s Good For Your Heart
Orgasms are associated with lower blood pressure and lower heart disease risk. Masturbation likely won't impact your heart rate as much as going for a jog or even an enthusiastic romp with your partner, but both will help your heart.
Often, people are popping off to bed, literally, using masturbation as an all-natural Sleep Aid. Struggling to fall asleep at night? Take a little time for yourself, then go back to sleep.
Your body releases a hormone called prolactin after orgasm, leaving you sleepy. Even if you are not going directly to sleep, prolactin causes relaxation.
It Fights Illness
Evidence has shown that people take less sick days if they orgasm frequently. Essentially, this is why masturbation is a key part of a healthy routine.
Research also suggests, when thinking about work, that a "wank break" (instead of a smoke break) can increase your concentration at work.
Suffering from cramps? Start masturbating. There are hormones released during orgasm that essentially increase your threshold of pain. So you can use it as your personal pain reliever.
If you’ve got a headache, try masturbating. Orgasm can even alleviate leg and back pain.
Boost Your Sex Drive
Research shows that playing with yourself increases the potential to have more orgasms due to increased lubrication and blood flow. You can also improve elasticity depending on what toys you use.
But it's more than physical sexuality; it's also how you think about sex. The more you masturbate, the more you think about sex, and the more you want it.
Orgasm may increase muscle tone, both in the pelvic and anal zones.
It also makes you mentally fit. Your self-esteem can increase, and your sense of body image can improve. Feeling toned and beautiful, you'll be more interested in sex as a result.
There’s No Risk
Masturbation is a win-win with limitless pleasure without the risk of pregnancy or STIs.
The advantages of masturbation, like sex, are without a doubt fantastic. Both mentally and physically you can benefit from it.
What’s better than knowing something pleasurable is also medically recommended? It’s sort of like the antioxidants in red wine, and we raise a glass to that.
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