Where pleasure is a feeling we all strive for, why is it taboo for a woman to talk about her sexual preferences? With many doctors stressing about the health benefits that masturbation has for women, it’s still a negative topic to talk about that some people still frown upon. With an overwhelming amount of health benefits, getting into the habit of masturbation is not a bad idea and can help improve your sleep, stress and much more.
So what are some of the benefits?
1. Lowers stress levels
While stress is something we all experience at many points in our life, it’s important to help find solutions to lower our overall stress. Just like having an apple a day keeps the doctor away, many suggest, “having an orgasm a day keeps the stress away.”
That’s right, many doctors and sexual health experts have said that having an orgasm can cause a hormone called oxytocin to be released into the bloodstream which is usually known as the love hormone. These hormones make you feel lighter and happier, which leads to improved health and well-being and results in reduced stress.
2. Better sleep
We are all aware about the benefits of sleep and how it can affect our overall health and well-being if we are not getting the required sleep our bodies need to function. Some research has shown that a hormone called “vasopressin” is released when someone masturbates which is accompanied by another hormone known as melatonin. These hormones help relax your brain and body to allow you to get an effective and better sleep every time.
3. Eases cramps
At some point in the month, women experience some unbearable and painful menstrual cramps. Many remedies are used to ease female cramps like, over the counter medication, heating pads and hot water bottles, but did you know masturbation can help ease your cramps as well? During that time of the month, masturbating will release the hormone called endorphin which eases the menstrual pain, relieves stress and reduces the discomfort caused by the cramps.
All in all, I guess it’s okay to say that masturbation and having orgasms are okay to have, even for women! Taking care of your sexual health will always help improve your mental and physical well-being.