6 Shocking Health Benefits of Masturbating You Never Knew Existed

Masturbation is a topic that is rarely discussed. It’s a private habit people don’t like to share for no reason other than the negative stigma attached to it. But let’s be honest here – everyone masturbates. We would even bet that the founders of those anti-masturbation organizations do it themselves as well but they, too, have been subjected to the stigma which has resulted in their extremity.

As always, knowledge is power. There’s an abundance of benefits to masturbating; so much so that if we were to list them all, you’d be here reading this article all day. So, we’ve narrowed it down to six benefits of masturbating that you never knew existed.

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Get more zzz’s at night

Think about all the times you couldn’t sleep. You tried counting sheep, going to the bathroom, drinking a glass of water, and reading book to no prevail. Well, all you really had to do was masturbate because it’s a natural sleep sedative. It’s also significantly more fun than the other options.

Masturbation releases the essential chemicals that help relieve stress and ease pain, allowing you to relax and finally get your well-needed zzz’s.

 

 

Masturbation is a great workout

If you’ve ever masturbated before, we don’t need to explain this tip any further but we will for the sake of it. Masturbation works out more than your arm muscles. It’s been shown to tone anal, core, pelvic and leg muscles. So, skip the gym and masturbate.

 

 

Prevent and treat UTIs

UTIs suck. There’s no better way to say it. Everyone gets a Urinary Tract Infection at least once in their life and the discomfort can be unbearable. Well, masturbating can be an excellent way to prevent and treat UTIs. Self-pleasure helps alleviate discomfort while flushing out the bacteria that caused the UTI in the first place. So, masturbate for better help.

 

Decrease risk of prostate cancer

Speaking of health, masturbating has the power to prevent significantly more serious diseases and illnesses, such as prostate cancer. Harvard Medical School studied the potential link between ejaculation and prostate cancer and found that men aged 40-49 who ejaculate at least 21 times a month were less likely of developing prostate cancer.

 

 

Reduce risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Many studies have shown the bigger the orgasm the better resistance to type 2 diabetes. So, pleasure yourself! You could save a life one day.

 

Deplete Depression

Many studies have shown you can masturbate your way out of depression – and it makes total sense. You’ve likely never felt depressed after a toe-curling experience. This is a result of the happy hormones that get released during sexual activity. So, if you’re feeling down – get down in between the sheets.

 

If there’s anything to take away from this article, it’s to masturbate to improve your health.

 

Chantal McCulligh

Chantal McCulligh

Chantal is the kind of girl who does it all. She’s a freelance writer, marketer, social media manager, and mental health advocate, with a burning desire to share her love, life, experience, and knowledge with the world. With her words, she hopes to inspire everyone to achieve their dreams and overcome their struggles – even in between the sheets.
Chantal McCulligh