In this post I will be sharing with you the physiological (physical body) and psychological (mental) health benefits of female masturbation.
Take the time to read through this list, a little lengthy but it just might surprise you! You’ll be on your way to a healthier mind and body in no time!
Male Masturbation Health Benefits
Research summarized in a 2007 article in Sexual and Relationship Therapy found that masturbation may help men by:
— Improving his immune system’s functioning.
— Building his resistance to prostate gland infection.
— Making for a healthier prostate.
Australian researchers have reported that frequent masturbation may lower a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer. A survey of men found the more frequently a man masturbates between the ages of 20 and 50, the less likely they are to get prostate cancer. In fact, those who masturbated more than five times a week were one-third less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Female Masturbation Health Benefits
When it comes to a woman’s health, self-pleasuring serves her well by:
— Prevention of urinary tract and cervical infections.
Various studies suggest that women who engage in regular female masturbation are protected against incidences of cervical and urinary tract infection. When a woman orgasms, there is an opening up of her cervix, which initiates a process that increases the amount of “friendly bacteria” in the cervix. Female Masturbation also leads to vaginal lubrication, which in turn helps in flushing out unfriendly infection causing organisms.
— Combats pre-menstrual tension and other physical conditions associated with menstrual cycles, like cramps.*I can personally vouch for this one as when I was younger I had cramps so bad during my period that I HAD to masturbate just to lessen the pain (works BETTER than extra strength Midol!)
— Relieving painful menstruation by increasing blood flow to the pelvic region. This will also reduce pelvic cramping and related backaches.
— Naturally increase libido.
Practicing female masturbation techniques and becoming sexually aroused more frequently (even if you don’t feel “turned on” to begin with) can be especially beneficial for women who are experiencing low sex drive, less lubrication and discomfort during sex.
“One common problem that older women experience is physical changes in the vagina. As a woman ages, her vagina becomes shorter and more narrow. In addition, without regular supplies of estrogen, the walls of the vagina can become thin and stiff. For this reason, it is common to experience vaginal dryness, or a lack of natural vagina lubrication (wetness), as you get older. Practicing masturbation techniques can help remedy some of these problems by stimulating the brain to produce physical changes in the vagina. Masturbation, which may include stimulation of the clitoris, urethra, and vagina, activates various neural pathways responsible for clitoral swelling, vaginal congestion, lengthening of the vagina, and lubrication.
Masturbation Health Benefits for Both Sexes
Masturbation rewards both men and women because it’s:
If you are satisfied emotionally and physically, you develop more confidence in your own abilities. Knowing how to pleasure yourself gives you a huge boost of self confidence and sexual self esteem. This benefit is in my personal opinion is one of the most important. There is an improved sense of self confidence which is an outcome of your sense of fulfillment. An orgasm is one of the tools that help bring this scenario about.
— The safest kind of sex, keeping you free of sexually transmitted infections.
— A great form of stress relief.
Sex is an important bodily requirement. It’s one of our biological needs. Avoiding sex or sexual release can create hormonal imbalance. The demand of family and work might leave little time for sex, leading to a build up of stress and hormonal imbalance. Together they can wreak havoc in your life. The answer lies in masturbation. It provides relief from stress.
—Improves your mood.
Anyone who has masturbated knows that your depressive mood disperses as a result of masturbation. The process of arousal increases the levels of dopamine and epinephrine in the body, which go a long way in improving your frame of mind. They boost your mood and you feel good about life in general.
— A natural sleep sedative.
After a busy day at work, a masturbation session, offers you an escape from the work related stress. It also helps you sleep peacefully. Sexual activity, of any kind improves the levels of dopamine, a feel-good hormone. Post climax, a calming effect is provided by hormones such as endorphins and Oxycontin. The feel good factor coupled with the warm after glow of an intense orgasm helps you sleep blissfully.
—Improvement in cardiovascular functioning and lowering risk of type-2 diabetes.
It has been seen that women & men, who had frequent orgasms either with a partner or through masturbation, showed improved cardio vascular health and developed a greater resistance to type-2 diabetes.
—Stronger pelvic floor.
There is no doubt that masturbation helps improve pelvic floor strength. A healthy pelvic floor improves the general sexual functioning and also helps you enjoy sex better.
Orgasms calm your cravings for junk food, and sometimes for cigarettes. Sexual stimulation activates the production of phenetylamine, a kind of natural amphetamine that regulates your appetite. So before you pig out, maybe you should go to your room and have some “alone time”.
—Orgasms burn calories.
—Orgasms can work as natural pain management.
If you have ever noticed yourself forgetting about a headache or menstrual cramps while masturbating or having sex, it is not simply a psychological phenomenon. Endorphins (natural compounds that are close to morphine) are released by your body during sex or masturbation, and can increase your tolerance of pain by as much as 70 percent during orgasm. This will vary from person to person. (If you are in the hospital, forget trying this, due to the lack of privacy.)
—Help you build a closer relationship with our Creator who made us and our bodies.
I recommend a masturbation practice in there that could powerfully change your life and your relationship with your Maker.
For couples, masturbation can:
— Be empowering
especially by helping you to feel better about your body, genitals and sexual response.
— Deliver some of your most intense orgasms ever,
which you’ll now know how to recreate with that special someone!
— Increase your sexual awareness
giving you the opportunity to discover what turns you on – the sensations and movements that work best to give you the greatest of sexual gratification.
— Have the potential to enhance your sex life in general
boosting your sexual confidence and turning you into a better lover.
— Get you or your partner off the hook if neither is available or not in the mood
The phrase “blame it on your partner” is quite common in modern day relationships. Any and every blame can be put at your partner’s doorstep. Sexual dissatisfaction is another topic for blame. This can be resolved though masturbation. Regular masturbation means frequent orgasms, which means more contentment and satisfaction. This improves your relationship with your partner by a long way.
Taking a few minutes out of your day for some “self-loving” or “me time” could be just the thing to take you from tired and stressed out to re-energized and relaxed. Ask yourself if a few minutes of female masturbation is worth all the benefits I have listed for you here today, it could be just what the doctor ordered for a better, healthier and more fulfilling life!