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7 Health Benefits To Masturbating (As If You Needed An Excuse)
If you ask me, masturbation is one of life's greatest joys: not only does it feel amazing to give yourself the gift of orgasm, but it's also empowering AF to get to know your own body in a sexual way — and that's not to mention all the awesome health benefits of masturbation , too. Aside from just sexually satisfying you, masturbating regularly has tons of other beneficial effects on your body and mind , like boosting your self-esteem, lowering your stress levels, and helping you learn how you like to experience pleasure. It is not [a] secret that research has shown that women who masturbate [have] higher levels of self-esteem, positive body and genital image, as well as reporting higher satisfaction in their sex life. Is the promise of a mind-blowing orgasm reason enough to masturbate regularly? Almost definitely — but sexual pleasure is far from the only reason to practice self-love. Here are seven things that can happen to your body if you masturbate regularly, according to experts.
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Yet, according to Martha Cornog, of "The Big Book of Masturbation", self-pleasuring is surely the second most common human sex act. Turns out this once taboo behavior has plenty of health benefits and can do wonders for your sex life. While the shackles of masturbation have been loosening around our loins, it is only recently that society has started to let go of its guilt around solo sex. This is in part thanks to sex researchers affirming that most of us do it, as well as the embracing of it by television sitcoms. And if it makes you feel even better, know that masturbation is common among other animals, like dogs, cats, horses, bulls, rats, hamsters, deer, and whales, too.
Well, get ready, because your long list of reasons to love masturbating just got even longer. YAS, Queen! That's because upping your arousal—ideally ending in an orgasm—taps into several biological systems, says Adeeti Gupta, M. Tucking yourself into bed with an orgasm can definitely help you sleep better and deeper, says Gupta.