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28 May 2017 (Last updated 28 Jun 2023)

10 reasons to masturbate

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Woman masturbation is the subject of many myths, and has been stigmatised and tabooed as something wrong. But either you look at it from a physical health or a personal development perspective, it is actually an excellent way to spend time with yourself! Here are 10 reasons why women should masturbate. And truth is: we can find many more!

Masturbation makes you look younger.

The research of Dr. David Weeks of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital showed that people that look younger than their age have on average 50% more sexual activity than those who look their age or older. According to him, regular sex (yes, including masturbation) can make you look up to 7 years younger!

It makes you a better person.

Sexual arousal releases a hormone called oxytocin, which has been found to make you a more trusting, generous and sociable person. Some lucky MDs studied the effects of ‘private self-stimulation’ on oxytocin and found them to be “significantly higher during orgasm/ejaculation than during prior baseline testing.” Fantastic, we say!

It makes you feel happier.

We’ve all heard of endorphins, the ‘happiness hormone.’ Just turns out that orgasms create something of an internal endorphin firework display.

It helps avoid the flu!

Huh? Yes! Sexual stimulation increases levels of immunoglobulin, which helps you keep colds and flus away. Beats Lemsip!

It's a nice work-out.

Depending on how you do it, self-pleasuring may or may not burn more calories than 15 minutes on the treadmill. We’d love to see a competition on who can burn the most kCals in one session. Let Jawbone be the judge!

Pheromones are magical chemicals we emit that can change the way others perceive us. Put bluntly, they can make us more attractive to others. So quite directly, fantasizing about that special someone can make that someone yours for real.

It’s safe sex.

We don’t know of any documented cases where self-pleasuring has led to someone contracting an STD.

Masturbation is sex with someone you love.

We all feel differently about having sex with those we don’t love. But no one disputes the virtue of having sex with someone you DO love. We say, love yourself, pleasure yourself.

You can do all the things in your fantasy that you might be too shy to do in reality.

Who knows, maybe practice in the bedroom of your mind can make you more comfortable to try it with a partner? Even if you don’t, no one is there to judge when there’s just you and your creativity.

Why not?

With this kind of list, we don’t know why anybody would still be reading this instead of getting to it!

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