Throughout history, masturbation has been a sexual taboo. There are still tons of myths aiming to scare people or get them to think that exploring our sexuality should be frowned upon. When putting women and masturbation in the same sentence, the issue has been and is even more polarising. Regardless, masturbation is a normal experience, which is not only enjoyable but also healthy. So, masturbation good for you? The short answer is yes. Here’s why.
1. It’s Safe And Healthy
Perhaps kind of obvious, but masturbation is safer than any other kind of sex. You are not at risk of contracting an STD or getting pregnant. Also, if you haven’t had sex in a while, masturbation is healthy in terms of keeping the tissues elastic and healthy and increasing blood flow.
2. You Become More Comfortable With Your Body
Your body is your temple and you should learn how to love it. We know it’s not easy. Giving yourself sexual pleasure is empowering and exploring your anatomy is a good step towards improving your body image and appreciating your beauty.
3. It Helps You Relax And Lowers Stress
Orgasms exhaust the body and relieve tension emotionally and physically, which lowers stress levels and even helps you sleep. Anything that makes you disconnect from the routines is an excellent stress reliever and self-stimulation is definitely on the list.
4. Can Ease Body Pains And Menstrual Ache
Who wishes to live cramp-free forever? Believe it or not, pills are not the only method to relieve menstrual aches. When you have an orgasm, endorphins are released – feel-good chemicals in your brain. So, Orgasm can be natural painkillers and relieve period cramps. Recent studies also suggest that, if you have a uterine contraction while masturbating, it can help menstrual blood come out faster…In a few words, it helps with cramps.
5. Helps You Have Better Sex
You learn what you like and what you don’t like sexually. This is incredibly useful when you decide to have sex with somebody, as you can share the dos and donts. Not only does this improve your sex life but also establishes a sense of trust and intimacy with your partner. Plus, knowing your body this way gives you more confidence in bed and helps you be more vocal.