Experts Explain Why Masturbating Is Actually Good For You!

While some people see masturbation as a sin, most people would agree that it is not a topic that you tend to talk about a lot – but could a little ‘self-love‘ actually be good for your health?

Experts are saying ‘YES‘ – for several different reasons…


Psychologically

According to psychologist, relationship and sex expert, Antonia Hall:

“Orgasms release feel-good hormones like endorphins, dopamine, and oxytocin, which reduces pain and leaves you feeling more relaxed. This, in turn, lowers stress hormone cortisol levels, soothing the nervous system.” 

Meanwhile, Dr. Lisa Masterson, from the daytime talk show The Doctors, notes:

“Masturbation is healthy and natural and is not something that should be considered secretive or shameful. The release of endorphins in the brain and the increased blood flow throughout the body contribute to physical and mental well-being.”

Physically

Antonia Hall also said that orgasms can even help reduce pain and strengthen your immune system:

“It can help you get rid of that headache or body soreness, reduce cold symptoms, and even reduce menstrual cramps.”
Hall also notes that there is evidence that masturbation can:
“Protect women against cervical infections.”
 
 
Plus:
“It lowers blood pressure and relieves tension in the body, which can help you feel relaxed so you can fall asleep faster.”
While it can also help your complexion! According to Hall, who says:
“That flush and orgasmic release helps give skin an incredible glow”
 
Improved Fertility
 
If you are trying for a baby, guys may want to consider a little bit of ‘self-care’ – far from ‘wasting’ your sperm, it can actually help move matters along. So says, fertility expert Dr. Hal Danzer of Southern California Reproductive Center:
“In terms of fertility, many couples trying to have a baby will often abstain from masturbating to ‘save up’ sperm; however, this can be very detrimental. It is important to keep sperm moving down the pipeline, which will result in a greater number of healthy sperm.”
 
Better Sex
 
Dr. Masterson explained:
“Knowing your body is important for your partner, too. This is the best way for you to understand how to communicate to your partner and improve sexual relations.”
Meanwhile, Antonia Hall said:
“It keeps your sexual game on. When your sex organs are regularly getting blood flow and release, it helps keep them healthy and active. It also reminds your brain that sexuality is an important part of life, which is key to arousal health.”
Could it be that we need to loosen up about what seems to be a pretty natural act? What do you think?
 
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