Unfortunately, female masturbation is still a taboo topic. We don’t talk about it often. But let’s be honest: We’ve all tried it, right? The reality is that it’s not just something that brings you pleasure. In fact, female masturbation actually provides a lot of benefits. Masturbation — and especially the orgasms it may cause — can bring a lot of benefits for your mental and physical health.
Do you have doubts about buying a toy or two, like some new glass dildos? Don’t! Here’s why female masturbation is actually very healthy:
1. It reduces stress.
Masturbation is a way to relax. After a long day, we tend to mentally check out of life. At this point, we’re not interested in other things than a bag of chips and a comfy chair. But in stressful situations, this may not be enough to put your mind at ease. In that case, it can be beneficial to produce an orgasm.
By having an orgasm, your body will release endorphins. These can help you quell stress and feel more optimistic. Endorphins are neurotransmitters that bring positive feelings and thoughts. They’re also released after a workout. Between a hard workout and masturbation, which sounds like the more fun choice to you?
Some people have even reported that they experienced having more energy post-masturbation. This is similar to what people say about a workout after a long day. You don’t feel like it before you start, but when you do, you’ll experience a great increase in energy after exercise (or masturbation!).
2. It helps you fall asleep.
This may seem contradictory to the above, but research shows that people who often masturbate before going to bed are less likely to have sleep issues like insomnia.
When you reach orgasm, your whole body is doing a quick workout. Your heart rate and blood pressure are temporally sky high, your muscles spasm, and your breathing is higher than ever before. When you think of this happening to your body, it is no miracle that having orgasms can be really exhausting.
3. It may increase your libido.
Increasing your libido by masturbating may seem a bit counterintuitive. However, according to scientists, it can really help! The more one stimulates oneself, the more one wants to be stimulated. You become sort of addicted to the happy and relaxed feeling after having an orgasm. That’s why you want more.
There are certain points in life when women commonly deal with low libidos. After childbirth or during lactation, or when they experience depression, fatigue, or pain during sex. Especially if you previously had a strong sexual appetite, it can be hard to grapple with periods of low libido. However, getting a new sex toy to experiment with yourself might be your answer.
Everyone is different when it comes to their sexuality and how adventurous they are. However, masturbation is a great way for women to explore their sexual side, with or without a partner. The health benefits certainly don’t hurt either.