There’s a stigma attached to talking about masturbation, especially when it comes to women. But there’s really nothing wrong with it, as it can be a healthy way to learn about your body.
Here are some benefits of masturbation…
There are no risks involved: Lone sex is the safest sex. You can’t get pregnant and if you’re only using your toys, no STDs. There’s also no “what if the condom breaks” panic getting in the way of your pleasure. Peace of mind is such a good thing.
You get to know your body better: Masturbating can boost your self-esteem by helping you to enjoy and connect with your body and assist with feeling more empowered, sexually confident and in control of your sexual experience.
Women often don’t get the chance to take ownership of their own bodies, and masturbating gives you a way to do that. It’s just a bonus if it makes you take time out of your day to actually relax.
You’ll discover your sexual likes: If you know how to get yourself to orgasm, then you can guide your partner in doing the same. Masturbation is a time when you can figure out what works and what doesn’t work. Since you’re not working to perform for someone else, or worried about how what you’re doing affects anyone but yourself, you get a chance to really connect with what turns you on, what causes you to orgasm and what feels pleasurable.
It has physical and mental health benefits: Every time we masturbate, our body releases endorphins, and endorphins make you happy. So masturbating is good for your mental health.
The hormones that help you think happy thoughts can take away the discomfort that comes with issues like low-level headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, and menstrual cramps.
If you’re feeling busy and stressed, it forces you to take the time to relax, be alone with your body and focus on yourself. It can physically make you feel less stressed because of hormones.
You can be selfish: You won’t need to accommodate your partner’s sexual needs. It’s going to be all about you!