Masturbation is a normal, healthy, and amazingly enjoyable part of sexuality that promotes self care and self exploration. It has numerous physical and mental health benefits as well as feeling really good! Help inspire a regular masturbation routine with these 16 reasons to masturbate.
Masturbation can improve your mood
Orgasms cause your body to release oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins (the happy hormones), while lowering your cortisol (the stress hormone) levels.
It can cut your cravings
Lowering cortisol levels with an orgasm can help cut food cravings brought on by stress. These emotionally triggered cravings are usually for fats, sugars, and carbs that temporarily help, but end up stressing the body out more in the long term.
Ever feel sleepy right after you cum? The release of oxytocin that happens with a orgasm helps relieve tension and tire the body. This means falling asleep faster and enjoying a deeper snooze throughout the night.
It can help you be more productive
If you ever find yourself in a funk mentally, masturbation can be a great way to clear your mind and switch gears between tasks. It can also be great for talking a mental break from long work or study periods.
Relieve some muscle tension and pain
The hormone release that is triggered when you orgasm can also cause a decrease in overall muscle tension. This is great for headaches, chronic muscle tension, menstrual cramps, and rheumatoid arthritis.
It’s all about you
Masturbation is a great way to slip some self care time into your day. Solo play allows you to place full attention on yourself instead of thinking about a partner's needs and desires.
Masturbation is a chance to explore fantasies solo
You can let your mind wander to your dirtest, kinkest fantasies while you masturbate, without having to explain them to anyone else. Exploring these fantasies solo can help you determine what you may want to try with a partner in the future.
Learn what you like
You get to explore your own body during masturbation. This can be great when you’re trying something new, like a vibrator or a butt plug. Self exploration allows you to determine your likes and dislikes before you discuss a scenario with your partner.
Improve partnered sex
Having confidence in the way you like to be touched and stimulated is key when it comes to communication to a partner. Exploring yourself during masturbation only helps this confidence grow.
Masturbating will boost your libido
Actively stimulating your sexuality on a regular basis allows for consistent sexual desire. Frequent masturbation can help maintain a healthy sexual libido and nurture your sexual self.
Become aware of your body
Masturbation gives us some one on one time with our body and its sensations. It allows us to pay attention to the constant flux of our bodies and some of the sexual changes experienced with age, medication, menstruation cycles, and hormone changes. Spending time looking at, touching, and stimulating our own genitalia also keeps us aware of any changes that may be signs of health issues.
It keeps your pelvic floor strong
Orgasm causes the pelvic floor muscles to constrict, the same action used in kegel exercises. Having a stronger pelvic floor has many benefits including stronger orgasms, incontinence relief, and reduced menstrual cramps.
There’s so many fun toys to try!
With the amazing variety of dildos, plugs, beads, wands, bullets, sleeves, and stimulators, there are so many ways to explore and enjoy your orgasm.
It can improve your relationship
A common issue in relationships is one partner's libido not matching the other's. It’s rare to find a partner with the exact same sexual desire as you, and masturbation can be key in keeping a healthy balance. Encouraging your partner to masturbate has be shown to improve sexual satisfaction and overall relationship happiness.
You might discover a new sensation
Multiple orgasms? Prostate orgasm? Vaginal Ejaculation? There are so many skills you can learn and practice via masturbation, you may discover some new sensation you love!
It feels great!
Treat yourself regularly to the joy of an orgasm. You deserve it!