During May (International Masturbation Month), we’ll be discussing the health and mental benefits of masturbation, techniques for observing this month-long holiday and tricks you can continue to practice long after May is over.
Health Benefits of Regular Orgasms
Staying in good health can be as easy as pleasuring yourself regularly. The benefits of masturbation are numerous, from heart health to improved immunity. Read on and add five more health focused reasons to add self-love to your daily regime.
Boosts the Immune System
In 1999, Researchers at Wilkes University found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that boosts the immune system by increasing resistance to common ailments, compared to students who had sex less often.
Orgasms increase blood flow. And increased blood flow is great for your heart. Studies have shown that women who experience more orgasms are less susceptible to heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
Orgasms produce hormones like dopamine, endorphins and seratonin, which are both pleasure-enhancing and pain-reducing. They block pain receptors in the body and raise your pain threshold. No more headaches or menstrual cramps.
Good for Your Pelvic Floor
Kegels get all the credit. Mastrubation is also good for your vaginal health. Just like kegels, masturbation and orgasms help keep your pelvic floor strong, which can prevent urinary incontinence, support the uterus, bladder and small intestine, as well as just promoting overall sexual health.
Prevents Cervical and Urinary Tract Infections
The contractions that occur during orgasm help increase the friendly bacteria and flushes the unfriendly organisms in the cervix and vagina, which prevents infections. Bacterial infections and UTIs can be a thing of the past.
Stay tuned for more information on the mental health benefits of orgasms.