Masturbation is solo sex. It is the stimulation of sex organs and sensual parts of the body by touching or using sex toys until orgasm.
The difference between masturbation and real sex is somewhat handful. The orgasms you get, happiness and stress-reducing hormones released during real sex, is the same when you masturbate.
“Benefits of masturbation” has been one of the most criticized topics especially by many, if not all world religions. I, in any way, will not dispute the fact that masturbation has negative effects and won’t at the same time disregard it’s positive effects.
Therefore, I am writing this article to educate on the benefits of masturbation. Below are some of its benefits:
1. It boosts heart health
Masturbation is very much like exercise. In short, it is a type of exercise. It helps to pump blood; thereby, improving heart health and lower risk of type 2 diabetes and weight gain.
I’m not saying masturbation is the only exercise there is to help improve heart health but it is definitely one of many exercises that improve heart health.
2. It minimizes the risk of having prostate cancer
It reduces the risk of getting cancer, especially older men of 50 years and above. Frequent ejaculation via masturbation reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
As one ejaculates frequently, he flushes out the prostate gland of cancer-causing materials and some other toxins. Men who ejaculated 21 times or more in a month experienced a 33% lower risk of prostate cancer compared to men who ejaculated four to seven times a month (Harvard Health Professionals study).
3. It helps to strengthen the pelvic floor
Alternatively, masturbation is a good way of strengthening the pelvic floor. During masturbation, the contractions that occur with orgasm help strengthen the pelvic floor and urinary issues such as incontinence and erectile function. Kegel exercise is more effective than masturbation though.
4. It boosts your immune functions
Masturbation leads to a little increase in cortisol, which increases immune functions. I wouldn’t rely on only masturbation or sex for increased immune functions for they result in only little increase in cortisol. I would add adequate rest, exercise, healthy fruits, and vegetable diet, etc.
In addition, the tenting or opening of the cervix with orgasm during masturbation is said to reduce cervical infections and urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women.
5. It increases sexual enjoyment during sex with your partner
Masturbation is an exploration whereby one discovers peculiar hidden mines of pleasure. Masturbation teaches you about yourself; where, what position, and how you will be touched for maximum sexual satisfaction. When you have learned how to sexually handle yourself for maximum satisfaction through masturbation, you can relate it or tell or show your spouse those pleasure mines during sex with your partner for increased sexual enjoyment.
In a nutshell, with prior knowledge of your “oh my god” spots and styles with the help of masturbation, of course, you can tell your spouse “do it like this, ah! Not that, up a little, touch here and so on” to increase sexual enjoyment with your partner. Finding it hard to sleep? Sex or masturbation can help tackle that as they influence the release of stress-reducing and happiness hormones.
Masturbation is also the safest method of sex with zero concern for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancy.
Once again, I am not writing to encourage masturbation. If you read carefully, you’ll see that there are alternatives to masturbation for the same or even more benefits. This article is just to educate you and let you know that nothing is entirely bad or useless.
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Originally posted on 05/01/2021 @ 9:25 PM