6 Benefits of Maturbation
Masturbation: the stimulation or manipulation of one’s own genitals, especially to orgasm; sexual self-gratification.
Masturbating gets a bad rep, but let’s be honest most of us are doing it, and it actually a good thing! There are proven health benefits, and it helps us stay out of trouble, all while getting pleasure and having fun.
1.) No STDs/No Pregnancy
This is by far the best part about engaging in sexual activities by yourself. There is literally no downside. You can engage in masturbating with no worries after. Think about it- no looking at the calendar longingly for your menstrual cycle to show up, no dropping $50 you don’t have on Plan B, no bargaining with God that you will become abstinent if he delivers you through this situation just this “one” more time, and no searching through yahoo answers to figure out which STD you’ve been afflicted with because you’ve got an itch you can’t scratch. Masturbation is risk-free.
2.) Cardiovascular Health
Masturbating increases heart health by increasing your heart rate, which improves circulation, may not seem like a big deal now, but it decreases the risk of heart attacks and other heart-related conditions as you grow older.
3.) Don’t have to deal with one of the Wastemen
Now honestly you could want sex, and you could very well make an appointment, but is it really worth it? Especially if he’s one of those Wastemen I talked about (see previous post “How to Spot a Wasteman”). Yes, I’m all for girl power, and satisfying your sexual needs if you want to. I know you deserve some, but if he doesn’t deserve it, please try to keep it in the cookie in the jar. If you take care of your own needs, there will be no need to respond to that late night “wyd” text, the answer is, “you’re doing you!” 😉
3.) Takes the edge off
Masturbating releases sexual tension. It is no secret that we all get sexually frustrated at times! Maybe you can’t get to your appointment tonight, perhaps you have something to do in the morning, or you just might not have anyone at all, and that’s okay too! In this case, go ahead and pleasure yourself. It’ll get you through until you can set up another appointment or have another encounter, or it’ll at least get you through the night. There’s also the times when you meet a guy, and it gets hot and heavy, but you’re trying to wait, so just wait until you go home lol.
4.) Helps you fall asleep
It can be hard to get to sleep especially being in school with all the pending assignments, stress from work, and life in general. Orgasms induce sleepiness, and helps with insomnia. You can throw out your sleep aids because after you knock one off, you’ll knock right out!
5.) Relieves Stress/Improve Moods
Just like having sex, masturbation can make you happier! When you orgasm it releases a neurotransmitter called dopamine that makes you experience pleasure and elevated mood. Start your day off right, or pep up a gloomy day by having a little solo quickie!
6.) You can make sure you climax
We all know that when we engage in sex, orgasm is never guaranteed. Well if you are masturbating orgasm inevitable. You don’t have to worry about that selfish or clueless partner in bed, or the fact that it just may not happen for you. If you have control, you always know what you like, and you know just how to get yourself the big O every time! It literally in your hands lol!