Potential Health Benefits of Masturbation

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 11:00 AM


2. SLEEP LIKE A BABY.
Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night, unable to fall asleep even though you're exhausted? Masturbation may help you rest. In a survey of "over 2000 women from their teens through their nineties: many reported masturbating to relax, to get to sleep."



3. MAY HELP MENSTRUAL CRAMPS.
While you may not be feeling very sexy when you're doubled over from cramps, there's evidence showing that you may want to try to get yourself in the mood. "Masturbating may provide pain relief. Reports indicate that masturbation may help relieve menstrual cramps."



4. SKIP THE GYM, EXERCISE AT HOME.
Most women know the benefits of Kegel exercises, but according to WebMD masturbation can be also be a way to get a workout below the belt. "Masturbation can help strengthen muscle tone in the pelvic and anal areas, which can reduce the chances of incontinence and uterine prolapse."



5. PROTECT THE PROSTATE.
Two independent studies presented reached similar conclusions about the connection between frequent ejaculation and prostate cancer. In a Harvard's Health Professionals study, "scientists found that men who ejaculated 21 or more times a month enjoyed a 33% lower risk of prostate cancer compared with men who reported four to seven ejaculations a month throughout their lifetimes."


More than 50% of women reported "masturbating during the previous 90 days" in a study by the Kinsey Institute. So why aren't YOU masturbating more? Do you feel it's taboo? There's no shame in experiencing intense, empowering pleasure. Not enough private time? Drop the excuses, make time to seduce yourself and indulge in the pleasure you deserve.