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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

10 Health Benefits of Masturbation

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Sex in general has many health benefits and solo sex has many benefits you may not be aware of. Masturbation can contribute to a happier, healthier, and sexier you. You get more than just some sexy time with yourself; you take steps to improve your health in many ways. Not everyone may feel some of these benefits but when all you need to do is pleasure yourself, it doesn’t hurt to try. The key to many of these is masturbating regularly. Some readers may not need much prompting for daily self-pleasure but others just may not be feeling the need to practice that often. Do what feels right when it comes to feeling good, so how often is up to you. No matter which way or how frequent you decide to get off; here are some of the benefits we get from masturbation.

1. Better Mental Health

Orgasms release dopamine and oxytocin that bring on a euphoric feeling. These neurochemicals help improve our overall feeling of well-being and help improve our mood. Masturbation can help to reduce the symptoms of depression. It can improve self-esteem and help us to feel better about ourselves overall.

2. Helps You Fall Asleep

Neurochemicals released by orgasms help you to relax along with lowering your blood pressure. These neurochemicals relax your muscles and the oxytocin released is a natural pain reliever. All together it helps you to relax while working to soothe any aches and pains. This helps you to fall asleep faster and easier.

3. Relieves Cramps

Orgasms help increase blood flow to and in the pelvic region. This increased blood flow can really help alleviate those annoying cramps most women get during their period. Add the same pain relieving benefits of oxytocin and the relaxation of muscles, which also helps you go to sleep, to the increased blood flow and you’ve found a great way to minimize cramps.

4. Help Achieve An Elusive Orgasm

Masturbation helps to increase the ability to have orgasms in both men and women. Getting to know your body better can help you achieve orgasm that may be elusive in partnered sex. You can learn what gets you off which then can be used to help achieve orgasm in partnered sex. Having more orgasms by masturbating can help to more easily achieve orgasm during partnered sex.

5. Help With Premature Ejaculation

Male masturbation can help with premature ejaculation issues. Ejaculating through masturbation about two hours before partnered sex can improve duration. Another way it may help with premature ejaculation is by providing a way to train yourself to delay ejaculation. Concentrating on what triggers you too soon or figuring out how to extend your time and delay orgasm is easier to do on your own.

6. Helps Prevent Disease and Infection

The release of toxins during ejaculation helps ward off prostate cancer. Emptying the prostate regularly helps to keep cancer-causing chemicals from building up. Emptying sperm, which then is refreshed often, is supposed to help keep sperm happy and healthy, something that anyone worried about fertility might want to look into. It’s thought that masturbation flushes toxins from the cervix, this may help prevent urinary tract infections. It can also help alleviate symptoms if you’re fighting an UTI. It can also help to build resistance to yeast infections.

7. Boost Immunity

The release of cortisol can help to improve immunity making it a good way to maintain your immune system. Masturbation can help to prevent more than just disease and infection but improve your overall resistance to basic illnesses with a stronger immune system in general.

8. Makes For Better Partnered Sex

Getting to know your body better means you have a better idea of what works for you. You can communicate more effectively with your partner to let them know what you prefer during sex. This will help increase pleasure and can help you have better orgasms. Mutual masturbation helps to show your partner what really turns you on and precisely what areas of your body respond well. It’s also really hot to watch partners enjoy themselves, which can be really sexy foreplay. Combine all that with better orgasms and you have some awesome sexy time ahead of you.

9. Improves Overall Health of the Genital Area

Masturbation helps to prevent urine leakage and uterine prolapse by increasing muscle tone in the pelvic area. Kegels only work the muscles in the pelvic floor. Masturbation works the muscles in the whole pelvic area. It can help men and women with incontinence and can reduce the occurrence of erectile dysfunction by keeping muscles strong, especially as you get older. And we are sexually active way into our golden years. Masturbation helps you enjoy sex throughout your life through exercising and strengthening muscles that may deteriorate with age if not used regularly. Kind of a use it or lose it approach.

10. Masturbation Is A Whole Body Benefit

You not only get the fantastic feeling of orgasms and the pure pleasure of enjoying your body exactly the way you like best, you get to take care of the whole you in the process. It benefits you mentally, physically, and emotionally. What a great way to feel good about taking care of yourself

By: Technogeisha
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