Masturbation is the safest and healthiest way to experience sexual pleasure. With no risk of STIs or the need for birth control, it provides a worry-free experience. Masturbation is also guaranteed to be enjoyable, and women who struggle to climax with a partner can often achieve orgasm through self-stimulation. If that's not enough to convince you, here are ten more reasons why you should be exploring yourself more often:
1. Orgasms Are Good For You
Orgasms are incredibly beneficial for your health. They can give you a healthy glow, boost your confidence, make you look younger, and some studies even suggest that frequent orgasms can improve cognitive function and increase longevity. While it won't make you live forever, having a fulfilling sex life could potentially increase your lifespan compared to those who aren't as sexually active.
2. You Get To Know Your Body Extremely Well
It's important to familiarize yourself with your vagina and its different parts. Did you know that your clitoris is not only the external nub, but also extends internally? Have you found your G-spot? Did you know that your perineum can also be stimulated? If you answered "WTF?!" to any of these questions, it's time to start exploring your body through masturbation to better understand its anatomy.
3. It Makes For A Better Sex Life
A fundamental truth about sexuality is that if you're able to satisfy yourself sexually, you can also direct your partner in achieving the same. Those who engage in self-pleasure tend to have more satisfying sexual experiences because they have a deep understanding of their own bodies.
4. You Get To Experiment And Explore
Although sexual exploration with a partner can be exciting, solo exploration provides a level of freedom without any awkwardness. For instance, if you're curious about anal stimulation but not yet comfortable discussing it with your partner, masturbation allows you to explore that area privately and determine if it's something you enjoy. The knowledge gained from personal experimentation can enhance your sex life, adding an extra layer of closeness and enjoyment.
5. Because You Have Time To Kill
As someone who works remotely, my preferred way to pass the time during breaks is pretty clear. While testing various sex toys is a part of my job, even without that responsibility, I'd likely indulge in some self-pleasure. Not only does it feel great, but it also adds some excitement to my workday.
6. You'll Be A Happier, Cheerier Person
Whenever we engage in masturbation, our body releases endorphins, which as famously stated in Legally Blonde, "make you happy." As Elle Woods astutely observed, happy individuals are less likely to resort to extreme measures such as shooting their spouses. Indeed, endorphins have the potential to elevate our mood significantly.
7. It's An Awesome Way To Combat Stress
Stress is a universal experience that affects everyone to some degree. However, masturbation is a highly effective means of managing stress. Although methods like meditation, exercise, and yoga are commonly employed to reduce stress, masturbation should also be considered as an option.
8. It Will Keep You Feeling Sexual
Regardless of whether you are single or in a relationship, masturbation helps you maintain a sexual and sensual disposition. In addition to endorphins, orgasms release oxytocin, also known as the "love hormone," which encourages the body and mind to focus on sexual thoughts. Thus, engaging in self-pleasure can help keep your sexual desire alive and well.
9. Because You Want To
In my opinion, if you have a desire to do something, you should simply go for it. While this mindset has occasionally caused trouble for me, when it comes to indulging in frequent masturbation, there's little to worry about. Therefore, I encourage you to enjoy this pleasurable activity as often as you desire.
10. It's Healthy As Hell
Masturbation offers numerous health benefits, making it an incredibly positive activity. It's a natural and delightful way to promote physical and mental wellness, alleviate stress, enhance heart health, and explore your sexuality. Additionally, each session may present an opportunity for newfound pleasure. What more reason could you require to engage in this enjoyable act?