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Sexual Wellness
Ditte Jensen
Sexual Wellness Specialist
Updated:13/04/2022

10 Benefits of Masturbating

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There are so many perks of masturbating that you just have to wonder why we spent so much time restraining and restricting self-love. Imagine what the world would look like if previous generations had been a little less bottled up and a lot more popping with pleasure.

Maybe it's best not to disappear down that rabbit hole. Instead, let's focus on the present and how we can improve our own lives with some healthy self-care.

There a many benefits to masturbating. I've collected a list of 10 for you here - let's explore!

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1. You'll get to know your body

You'll find out what feels nice and maybe even discover how you best give yourself an orgasm. You can experiment with different techniques and try out some sex toys for either a penis or a vagina.

2. You'll lower your stress levels

Masturbation is an effective and satisfying way to calm your stress levels and find peace. If your nervous system is in alarm mode, you'll always have the best and most calming solution at hand.

3. You can get an orgasm

An orgasm is quite possibly masturbation's ultimate advantage or even prize. When you get an orgasm, your body releases many happiness- and love-hormones to allow you to feel a sensation of satisfaction and well-being in your entire body.

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4. You can ease your period pains

If you have a vagina, you can use masturbation to ease the pains that accompany your period. It's those fantastic hormones that flood your body post-orgasm that help lessen the pain.

5. You can reduce the risk of prostate cancer

If you have a penis, you can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 36% if you have an ejaculation five or more times a week on average. You can use a prostate stimulator or a tantalising penis vibrator.

6. You're not at risk of an STI

Sex with yourself is safe sex. Lean back and forget all worrries about protection and just give in to pleasure.

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7. You'll have better sex

The more you masturbate, the more you know about what you like and how you like it. And the more you know about yourself, the easier it is to tell your partner - or show them.

8. You'll want more sex

The more you get, the more you want. That goes for sex, too. You may experience that your desire for sex grows as you take your time to satisfy yourself.

9. You'll sleep better

The destressing and relaxing effect of masturbation can lead to you experiencing a better and deeper night's rest.

10. You're doing something good for yourself

Masturbation is the ultimate kind of self love. And self love is important, no matter whether you're single, taken or equipped with one or the other down under.

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