Masturbation Has Health Benefits – Believe It or Not


Masturbation may be embarrassing. Not all who do it are proud to say that they’re doing it. But what if you could explain to them that self-gratification is actually good for your health?

Believe it or not, there are some health benefits that you can get out of having alone time with yourself, in the bedroom or anywhere else.

Are You Stressed Out?

Since masturbation lets you focus on one thing, this act can help you feel relaxed. While thinking about sex, certain chemicals in the brain are released to give yourself pleasure.

One of these chemicals is endorphin, which gives you a sense of well-being.

However, experts don’t recommend masturbating all the time to escape from stress. Reliance on it will lead to addiction.

How Can It Help with Menstrual Cramps?

Orgasm is known to relieve menstrual cramps. The hormones released while being sexually aroused can help in easing cramps during menstruation.

Then again, the positive result isn’t the same for everyone. Experts warned that the muscle contraction during sexual excitement may sometimes lead to severe cramping.

Can It Really Help Alleviate Insomnia?

Masturbation can be your new sleep aid. Most of the time, people easily fall asleep after having sex with their partners.

The reason for this is that their blood pressure is reduced while they feel relaxed because of the endorphins that have been released.

That said, masturbation can be a great way for you to fall asleep when you find it difficult to go to dreamland.

When you think about it, this is more appealing than getting a glass of warm milk to help you sleep.

Will It Help Achieve Orgasm?

Some experts agree that masturbation is a way for you to get to know your sexuality. If you’re the type of person who finds it difficult to achieve an orgasm during sex, perhaps, it’s time for you to find it on your own through sexual gratification.

Essentially, it teaches you how your body is going to react sexually. Once you know how to be satisfied through sex, you can tell your partner on how to properly please you.

Janey Danes
Janey is a licensed laboratory scientist. She's also a blogger and loves to play tennis. You can find her work at Vimchi, Travel Philippines and Medical Technology Avenue.