Science Declares Masturbation Is Good For You!

Most of us will happily admit that we enjoy masturbation. It’s a bit of a taboo to some people, but the majority of us know that we do it and are pretty proud of it. We might put on a porn video and jerk off to that, or we might simply close our eyes and imagine our deepest, sexiest fantasy while we masturbate.

Playful male left hand touching his panties under blue jeans on bed

We don’t really need any other reasons to masturbate. It makes us feel good, and for a lot of us that is enough. However science has kindly provided us with other reasons to jerk off. You know, in case you wanted another excuse for watching porn and having a tug.

So what is the big reason we should jerk off more? According to science, masturbation is actually good for you. But how? What health benefits can you enjoy by spending time with Palmela Handerson and her five friends?

Lifts your mood

This one should be obvious even without us having to say it, but science has shown that masturbating can help to give your mood a bit of a boost when you aren’t feeling great. You feel amazing while you are doing it. When you cum, you get to bathe in the post-orgasm glow that your orgasm gives you.

But there’s some science behind this feeling. Basically when you cum your brain gets a rush of dopamine, which is the feel-good chemical your body has. Your body will also release oxytocin, which helps to lift your spirits.

The moment that you start masturbating you’ll feel great, and it isn’t just because it is pleasurable. It is because your body goes “hey, this feels good. I’m going to make you feel better” and so gives you that great dopamine rush as well. It makes an already satisfying experience even more satisfying!

Masturbation helps to lift your mood
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Boosts your immune system

Feeling good is nice, but it is even better if you feel good because you are healthy. It turns out that masturbation can help you with that too! We’ve already heard in the past how sex can boost your immune system, but it seems that masturbating can work in similar ways!

Science has found that, for men, ejaculating helps to increase the levels of the hormone cortisol in your body. To some this is bad, as it is known as a stress-causing hormone. However, it also has another job.

Cortisol helps to regulate and maintain your immune system. By masturbating you’ll find that your body is producing more cortisol, which helps to give your body the boost it needs to keep you healthy.

Sex and masturbating are excellent ways to give your immune system a boost
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Last longer in bed!

When you have had one orgasm you’ll find that it takes a little longer for you to reach your second one. This is why some people will jerk off before they go on a date or go to meet up with their partner for sex.

Your body takes longer to recover for round two, and this can help you to last longer in bed! You can also train yourself to last longer during sex by timing your orgasm. If you blow your load in two minutes, try to stretch it out for double that time. You’ll become more aware of your “point of no return” (the point where you cannot prevent your orgasm any more) and so know when to slow things down in the bedroom.

Another bonus to masturbating regularly? You can give yourself harder erections. Over time you’ll find that your body loses muscle tone, yes, even on your cock. This means that maintaining your hard-on can be a real challenge.

Both masturbation and regular sex can help to work your pelvic floor muscles. Not only can this help to prevent incontinence, but it can also aid you by preventing erectile dysfunction. Just make sure you get plenty of practice in to feel the benefits!

Turns out masturbating can help to give your stronger and longer lasting erections
Original source: BuzzFeed

Thank you, science!

Most of us already believed that masturbation is good for you because it leaves you feeling amazing, but we just didn’t know the science behind it. Now that we do, we want to know more. Are there some other benefits to masturbating that we don’t know about?

Are you glad to have some more excuses to jerk off, or would you have continued to make yourself cum anyway? We want to hear from you, so let us know what you think by leaving a comment in the box below.

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Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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