4 Awesome Benefits of Masturbating (plus a no-brainer)

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The old proverb says an apple orgasm a day helps keep the doctor away.  I’m all for re-writing proverbs.

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Yet there are still people with hangups about masturbation and lots of folks still consider the act taboo.  Are you effing kidding me?  Taboo? The numbers fluctuate from study to study, but all show that well over 50 percent of both men and women say they masturbatemost pretty frequently.  

There are also some ridiculous old wives tales still circulating about awful things that could happen to you if you masturbate.

In case you’re concerned:

No, you will not go blind (or deaf) if you beat the meat or diddle the bean.

No, it will not make you get uncontrollable acne.

No, masturbating will not make your palms become hairy.

Nope, your growth’s not gonna be stunted.

And no, whatever other crackpot myths you’ve heard- they’re not happening either.

In fact, masturbating has tons of awesome, research-backed benefits.

Masturbating cures insomnia

Trouble sleeping?  Brain filled with who-knows-what?  Having an orgasm releases endorphins that instantly relax you and it also lowers your blood pressure.

Fun fact: your threshold to pain raises (substantially) when you orgasm.

During said orgasm, your uterus contracts,  blood flow increases, and your body becomes flooded with dopamine and oxytocin- chemicals that naturally make you happier and more relaxed.  Yep, that means instant stress-relief also!

Masturbating teaches you a lot about your sexual self

The best way to find out how you like to be touched and what feels good is to figure it out yourself.  Masturbating allows you time explore your body and see how it reacts to different types of caressing, stroking, and stimulation.

Once you have a better understanding of what you actually like you can pass that information along to the person you’re having sex with.

It’s super fun to do alongside a partner

Like self-exploration helps you to know how you enjoy being touched, mutual masturbation gives your partner a bird’s eye view of that info.  They’ll have the opportunity to watch how you stroke, the pressure you use, the spots you love…

It also gives you the chance to check out what and how they’re doing it.  Pay close attention to their speed, rhythm, and motions.

This info is going to come in super handy (whaaa-whaaa) later, and help you both become better lovers.  Win-win!

Oh, and it’s also sexy as fuck.

And duh, it feels delicious

No-brainer.  If you’re just not interested in reaping all the fabulous benefits masturbating has to offer, well, just do it for the feel-good!

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