Skeptical about masturbating? Read this!
When you mention the word “masturbation” in public, people frown at you because they believe it is immoral or they consider it a “sin”.
Female masturbation is not a subject discussed often or even acknowledged, as opposed to male masturbation. But there are some excellent health benefits of female masturbation you should know.
Find them below:
Female masturbation helps prevent cervical infections and helps prevent urinary tract infections
Studies show that female masturbation can provide protection against cervical infections because, when women masturbate, the orgasm opens the cervix. Many women with urinary tract infections (UTI) report the desire to masturbate when they feel a UTI coming, and for a good reason. Masturbating helps relieve pain, lubricates the vagina, and flushes old, “unfriendly” bacteria from the cervix. So, you see, masturbation is good for your health.
Improves your mood
Masturbation helps relief you of depression. As you become aroused, the hormone levels of mood-boosting dopamine and epinephrine soar in your body. Orgasms release the endorphins dopamine and oxytocin, which can improve your mood and create a natural high. Who needs drugs when you can make your own? Many studies show that women who report personal satisfaction with their sex lives live a better quality of life overall. It just makes you happier. Wouldn’t you like to be happy? Don’t forget that ‘happy girls are pretty girls.’ We know that pleasure makes people feel good.
It makes you understand your body better
Remember that Orange is The New Black episode where the inmates were blissfully unaware of all that goes on down there? Well, you don't want to be those girls.
Abandoning the fear of touching yourself will introduce you to a whole new world of pleasure. You'll know exactly what makes you orgasm and how long it takes.
Masturbation eases body aches and menstrual cramps
If you have an uterine contraction while self-stimulating, it can ease your menstrual flow and this ultimately relieves you of pain. “It’s going to help you with cramps,” Streicher, clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gyneacology at Northwestern University’s medical school, suggested in her research.
While she cautioned that the research behind this benefit is relatively limited, Streicher insisted that there’s no reason not to masturbate while on your period.
“It’s never a bad thing and if it seems to help you, then go for it,” she stated. “Either way, it’s more fun than a heating pad.”