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6 surprising health benefits of masturbation

6 surprising health benefits of masturbation

It is said that the safest way to cheat on your partner is with yourself and that is by loving yourself. Masturbation if you like.

Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one’s own genitals, usually to the point of orgasm. The stimulation can be performed using the hands, fingers, everyday objects, or dedicated sex toys.”

Normally just the word masturbation makes people go scarlet and is usually frowned upon but you will be glad to know that masturbation has a lot of benefits.

Here goes:

#1 Masturbation boosts your immunity

When one ejaculates, a hormone cortisol which is a stress hormone is released. When this hormone is released in small doses, it can help maintain and strengthen your immune system.

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#2 It relieves cramps

Instead of seeking help from that hot water bottle, you could use your hands to relieve cramps. Masturbation and the intensity of an orgasm increases blood flow to the pelvic area easing pain in the process.

#3 Masturbation helps prevent prostate cancer

It helps flush out toxins which build up in the urogenital tract causing disease. When the toxins are flushed out of the body one is said to become a third less likely to develop prostate cancer.

Woman lying down on bed

Woman lying down on bed

#4 Masturbation makes sex better

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It gives you a first hand experience at what an orgasm should feel like (genital pleasure). Knowing that should let you in on what to expect when doing the real do and will give you a hint on what to expect from a sexual encounter with your partner.

#5 Masturbation helps you sleep

Genital pleasure is said to lower blood pressure and produce endorphins. Endorphins contain some chemicals responsible for stress reduction and increase relaxation allowing you to sleep better. It also boosts your mood.

#6 Gets rid of urinary tract infections

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It helps to flush out bacteria from the cervix. This is useful especially for those prone to regular Urinary Tract Infections.

There you have it. The 6 benefits of masturbation. This however does not give you permission  to overdo it because then it can turn into a problem.

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