We’ve all heard that masturbation isn’t a bad thing. It’s perfectly normal to want to do it and there shouldn’t be anything wrong with doing it. What many people may not know though is that masturbation has some health benefits. Beating your meat has more effects than simply making you feel good!
It boosts your mood
Masturbation triggers the release of hormones that can make you feel good or happy. Some of these hormones include serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine. They can affect one’s brain in different ways, but generally speaking, they can help a person feel pleased and happy.
It helps you sleep better
In addition to hormones that could make you feel good, masturbating also causes the release of stress-reducing hormones. This means, after a good DIY session, you’re more likely to feel relaxed and ready to just chill. If you ever find yourself unable to sleep, masturbating is a simple activity you could do to fix that problem.
It helps you understand yourself
The images or scenes that enter your mind during masturbation aren’t mere “thoughts”. These are sexual fantasies: scenarios or experiences that sexually fascinate you. Taking note of these fantasies could help you realize a lot about yourself. Your sexual fantasies could reveal parts of your personality or interests outside of the bedroom.
It can lower the risk of prostate cancer
It has been noted in a study regarding masturbation and its link to prostate cancer that guys who ejaculate at least 21 times a month have a 20% lower chance of getting prostate cancer. Who knew that pleasing yourself could have such a big impact on fighting a certain illness? Of all the ways people could protect themselves against illnesses, masturbating is possibly among the simplest and most pleasurable.
It can improve your heart health
You could think of masturbation and other sexual activities as cardio. They can get your heart pumping in a good and healthy way. And like cardio, masturbating on a regular basis can keep your heart strong.
There are several good reasons to masturbate other than the fact that it feels good and that it’s something we may naturally want to do. There should be no shame in doing it, especially if your DIY sessions have a healthy routine: one that doesn’t negatively impact your professional and personal life. In addition, if you’re someone who regularly does it, you could take comfort in knowing that you do something that can help keep you healthy.