Health benefits of masturbation Reviewed by Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD womenshealthnetwork.com
“…The fact is there is enormous potential for healing, growth and wellbeing through exploring your sexuality, expressing it, and experiencing it with joy. Women who masturbate experience a wide range of health benefits, and here are just a few.
Physical benefits of female masturbation
1. Female masturbation helps prevent cervical infections and relieves urinary tract infections. Studies are showing that female masturbation can provide protection against cervical infections because when women masturbate, the orgasm “tents” or opens the cervix.
Many women with urinary tract infections (UTI) report the desire to masturbate when they feel a UTI coming on, and for a good reason: masturbating helps relieve pain, lubricates the vagina, and flushes old, “unfriendly” bacteria from the cervix.
2. Masturbation is associated with improved cardiovascular health and lower risk of type-2 diabetes. In a number of studies, women who experienced more orgasms, and overall greater frequency and satisfaction with sex — with a partner or not — were shown to have greater resistance to coronary heart disease (CHD) and type-2 diabetes.
3. Masturbation can help prevent insomnia naturally through hormonal and tension release. Many women masturbate to wind down at night or to help them fall asleep, but they might not know that there’s a hormonal reason why that works. Dopamine, the “feel-good” hormone, rises during the anticipation of a sexual climax. After the orgasm, the calming hormones oxytocin and endorphins are released, allowing you to feel a warm afterglow that helps you sleep…”
5 Reasons You Should Masturbate Tonight By Maridel Reyes January 4, 2016 menshealth.com
Taking matters into your own hands isn’t just fun, it may actually have health benefits
Science has shown that masturbating can provide plenty of healthy benefits.
… Here are five reasons to take matters into your own hands right now. You’re welcome.
It prevents cancer.
An Australian study found that men who ejaculated more than five times a week were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Disease-causing toxins build up in your urogenital tract and when you rub one out, you flush the bad guys out of your system, says Brame.
It makes you harder.
As you age, you naturally lose muscle tone … even down there.
Regular sex or masturbation works out your pelvic floor muscles to prevent erectile dysfunction and incontinence.
“It keeps the angle of your dangle perky,” says Brame.
Aim to (ahem) arrive three to five times a week for rock-solid results.
It helps you last longer.
Taking yourself to palm prom may help you stretch your sack sessions.
“[Masturbating] an hour before a date will give you more control,” says Brame.
Train yourself by timing how long it takes you to orgasm, suggests Ava Cadell, Ph.D., founder of loveologyuniversity.com.
If it usually takes two minutes solo, try for three next time. Or count how many strokes you need to get to your happy place.
If you’re spurting after 50, shoot for 60.
Related: Should You Worry About How Much You Are Ejaculating During Sex?
“Most men can double the number of strokes and the time within one month,” Cadell says.
Practice makes perfect, right?
It ups your immunity.
Ejaculation increases levels of the hormone cortisol, says Jennifer Landa, M.D., a specialist in hormone therapy. Cortisol, which usually gets a bad rap as a havoc-wrecking stress hormone, actually helps regulate and maintain your immunity in the small doses.
“Masturbation can produce the right environment for a strengthened immune system,” she says.
It boosts your mood.
Masturbating releases a slew of feel-good neurochemicals like dopamine and oxytocin that lift your spirits, boost your satisfaction, and activate the reward circuits in your brain…”
10 benefits of masturbating by Christina Simonetti mensfitness.com
From boosting your mood to preventing cancer to lasting longer, here are 10 reasons why solo sessions are great for your health.
“…2. Improves sleep
You may know that avoiding certain foods can improve sleep quality, but did you know masturbating works, too? Yup, there’s a reason why you want to hit the sack just minutes after climax. When men ejaculate, it releases a slew of chemicals including oxytocin, vasopressin, and prolactin, all of which naturally help you hit the pillow, reports Science Line. It makes sense since both reaching orgasm and snoozing requires feeling relaxed and free of anxiety. “Masturbation can have a natural sedative effect on the body, fighting the effects of daily tension and stress,” says Cadell.
3. Helps cure a cold
Reaching peak pleasure may also help cure a cold, according to a study published in the journal Neuroimmunomodulation. For the experiment, 11 male volunteers were asked to masturbate from start to finish as researchers drew and recorded their blood. Turns out that reaching orgasm increases the number of “killer” cells (called leukocytes) in men, helping maintain the health of their immune system…
10. Increases your lifespan
We already know that a solid exercise program coupled with a clean diet has the perks of expanding your lifespan as well as keeping you looking and feeling great. But did you know more sexual activity (including solo sessions) can tack time on to your lifespan as well? According to a 20-year long study published in the British Medical Journal, men with the highest number of orgasms had a better quality of life and lived longer than who were pleasured less. It makes sense when you consider all of the other benefits you just learned about. When you lower your risk of certain cancers and heart disease, plus decrease disease-fostering stress, that’s a recipe for better health and a longer, happier life!”
“Published on Dec 26, 2015
10 Health Benefits Of Masturbation For Men
You may already know the health benefits of having sex, but you may not be fully aware of how beneficial masturbation can be. Contrary to popular belief, there are certain benefits of masturbation. In fact, some studies have shown that sometimes the health benefits of solo sex are even better than regular sex. With several masturbating health benefits, you really don’t have to feel bad about enjoying on your own.”
Masturbation: 3 Unexpected Side Effects For Men And Women
Nov 3, 2016 12:10 PM By Dana Dovey medicaldaily.com
Believe it or not, there may actually be some positive health benefits associated with masturbation, for both men and women. For example, according to LaMoregese, masturbation could help to prevent prostate cancer by allowing men to safely get rid of toxins that naturally build up in their urogenital tract.
“Men who ejaculate over five times per week decrease these toxin levels, and thereby possibly lower their risk of prostate cancer by a third,” wrote LaMoregese.
In addition, LaMorgese explained that masturbation could help to fight urinary tract infections in women by flushing out the cervix.
Pathway To Addiction?
Unfortunately, not all of the possible side effects of masturbation are necessarily good. For example, Dee Wagner, a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified dance therapist told Medical Daily that, in some cases, masturbation can serve as a chronic way to avoid intimacy with others, which in the long run can cause anxiety.
In addition, masturbation stimulates a reward response in the brain, and just as with any rewarding activity, it is possible to get addicted to the chemistry of an orgasm. Not only is this bad for your mental health, but orgasm addiction can require individuals to need more and more stimulation to get the same results, which can lead to bodily harm, Wagner explained…”
“Published on Jan 25, 2013
Is masturbation natural, as many suggest, or does it have harmful effects?”
8 Negative Side Effects Of Masturbation
Could Your Solo Time Be Harming Your Love Life In The Bedroom? askmen.com
“… Training For Speed
Some guys have trained themselves to rub one out quickly, which can lead to ejaculating sooner than they’d like when they’re getting it on with their sweetheart. “This can even lead to premature ejaculation issues over the long term,” says Antonia Hall, MA., a psychologist, relationship expert and sexpert and the award-winning author of The Ultimate Guide to a Multi-Orgasmic Life.
2. Is It Becoming A Crutch?
Many men practice masturbation in the wild hope they will suddenly start lasting longer. That’s actually not likely to happen.
“Weak erections and early ejaculation are very real problems for over 30% of the male population,” says Jacqui Olliver, The technique modifier at End the Problem and creator of Sex Mastery: Hard AND in Control! While a useful tool for practicing techniques to last longer, masturbation becomes dangerous when it is used as a crutch to avoid having sex with a partner. ..”
Negative Effects of Masturbation
September 24, 2012 by Andrew Michell howtostopmasturbation.com
We live in a world where it is perfectly okay to say that masturbation gives one pleasure and relieves stress but if you say that masturbation gives you aches and pains then you are seen as some sort of victim of voodoo religious brainwashing. One Yahoo post here explains this point nicely by saying:..”
TOP 5 Harmful Effects of Masturbation from AlphaConceptsTVPRO2 years agomore vimeo.com
“…It’s a common misconception that masturbation is just a harmless habit. It’s actually extremely heavy on both endocrine and nervous systems, as well as on numerous individual organs and tissues. So, let’s get straight away to our:
Excessive masturbation will lead to lowered or/and severely imbalanced levels of acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, and GABA as well as adrenal gland adjustments to chronically create more stress and inflammatory hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine, at the expense of DHEA…”
“..Published on Aug 3, 2015
Masturbation Is Good or Bad For Men Health | Masturbation is Harmful? Side Effects Of Masturbation
Masturbation is the self-stimulation of the genitals to achieve sexual arousal and pleasure, usually to the point of orgasm (sexual climax).
It is commonly done by touching, stroking, or massaging the penis or clitoris until an orgasm is achieved. Some women also use stimulation of the vagina to masturbate or use “sex toys,” such as a vibrator.
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