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Masturbation: Nature’s Preventative Medicine

Updated: Dec 27, 2019

Many people masturbate. Statistics from studies that have attempted to find out the masturbatory frequency of people show that many men and some women masturbate.

However, I dare to assert that the numbers of men and women who masturbate are higher than reported. For those who oppose masturbation or that have never tried it, there are many reasons to self-love.

Contrary to old tales about masturbation, in which it was promoted as an activity for the perverse and the cause of many illnesses and even death, masturbation has a lot of health benefits. Here are some:

Natural Infection Fighter: Masturbation helps prevent cervical infections and relieves urinary tract infections. During masturbation, the cervix opens and acidity increases and also new fluid goes up, sending good bacteria to the cervix as old fluid comes out, flushing bad organisms out.

During a urinary tract infection, masturbation relieves pain while the extra lubrication brings in good bacteria which helps mitigate the infection.

§  Good for Our Heart: Masturbation improves cardiovascular health and lowers the risk of Type-2 diabetes.

§  Sleep Aid: Masturbation helps with insomnia by releasing dopamine (the “feel good hormone”), followed by the release of oxytocin and endorphins, which have a calming effect.

§  Good Pelvic Exercise: Masturbation strengthens the pelvic floor. The spasms produced during an orgasm lift the pelvic floor.

As the pelvic muscles get tighter, orgasms become stronger and more enjoyable for both men and women.

§  Improves Our Mood: Dopamine and epinephrine, which rush through our bodies during sexual arousal, boost our moods.

§  Stress Reliever: Masturbation is pleasurable and relieves emotional stress.

§  More Love for Ourselves: Masturbation nurtures our emotional and physical needs and increases our self-awareness.

§  Stronger Relationships: Masturbation can also help us to strengthen our relationship with our partners. Sharing masturbation, teaching our partners how to satisfy us, or asking them to assist us to reach an orgasm through masturbation after coitus can help keep the communication lines open and maintain arousal.

§  For prostate health: Frequent masturbation among men decrease the risk of prostate cancer in men over 50.

Like sex in general, masturbation has gotten an ill reputation which leads to secrecy, shame and guilt around something so perfectly healthy and fun. But with education, people will feel empowered to come out of the masturbation closet and enjoy more self-love. Be healthier, live happier, touch yourself more!

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