Masturbation not only feels great but did you know it has health benefits too?
As part of our Masturbation Month special, we’re continuing to promote jilling & jacking off. So without further ado, let’s look at 5 ways you can masturbate your way to better health.
Release sexual tension
Sexual tension can be delicious if you’re about to get the kind of sex you like, or hellishly frustrating if you want sex but aren’t getting any (quelle horreur!). This frustration is a natural response to the imbalance between what you want or need and what you’re currently getting.
The reasons for sexual frustration are many and include a lack of orgasms or not having the kind of sex you want. A build-up of sexual tension can leave you cranky and foul-tempered. If your sex hormones are raging and you’re finding it difficult to concentrate or be courteous to the people around you, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. That’s right, you gotta get down with yourself, boo. Never mind the witching hour – it’s more like the wanking hour!
Orgasms cause your body to release a bunch of hormones, including our favourite, the ‘love’ hormone Oxytocin. Oxytocin has a positive impact on health, mood and emotions, so the more your body releases, the better you’ll feel. You’ll feel more chill, and the people around you will heave a sigh of relief. Trust us on this.
Reduce stress and boost well-being
If you notice stress starting to pile up (after the tribulations of the pandemic, we’re all stressed to the eyeballs), it’s time to hang a “do not disturb” sign on the bedroom door and crank up the favourite vibrator. It’s for your health, after all. Masturbation causes a rush of dopamine, a chemical that is associated with our ability to feel pleasure. Thus, masturbation helps you feel relaxed, and you can approach your workload (for example) with fresh eyes and newfound energy. This is known as ‘post-nut clarity’ – a situation where your brain feels much more focused. Some employers allow staff members a daily 15-minute smoke break, but a wank-break would be both healthier and more productive.
Masturbation helps you sleep better
If a glass of warm milk seems as unappealing to you as it does to us, we can vouch for masturbation as a reliable sleeping aid instead. Just like after sex with a partner, blood pressure is lowered, and relaxation is increased through the release of endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers, but they also have a de-stressing and mood-boosting effect.
Orgasms also release a chemical called prolactin, which is linked to feelings of sleepiness, so masturbate yourself into a deep sleep, lover!
Relive menstrual cramps
By now, you will have figured out that orgasms throw out all sort of feel-good hormones into your body. The more of these you get, the better you will feel!
Many women and vulva-owners notice increased levels of arousal just before and during their periods. However, if you suffer from period cramps, you might be put off any kind of sexual activities – but it’s time to rethink this. As you now know, natural painkillers flood the body during sex play and orgasm, so it’s well worth exploring this option as an alternative to over-the-counter meds. Masturbation can help relieve cramps, back pain, and headaches, so our advice is to reach for a wand vibrator as it’s a great all-round toy for aches, pains and orgasms.
Keep your sexy motor running
Maybe you have heard the old adage use it or lose it? Turns out it’s true – who knew? To function sexually, we need a supply of nitric oxide in our blood. A lack of nitric oxide leads to difficulty producing natural vaginal lubrication or achieving erections, for example. There is good news though, any kind of sexual activity maintains levels of this chemical, so you can masturbate your way to more of it!
Masturbation is healthy, there is no doubt about it. Go forth and get yours, babe!