7 Good reasons to include masturbation in your life
Do you masturbate? According to the National Research on Sexual Behavior and Health at the University of Indiana in the United States, one in five men, ages 25-29, masturbate at least four times a week. Among women, the number is much smaller: only 5% of them do the same. If you are part of the group that is not yet adept at practice, here are some very interesting reasons to rethink:
1. Reduces stress and brings well-being
Like sex, masturbation also promotes a sense of relaxation. "Practice helps eliminate all tension in the body," said psychiatrist Carmita Abdo, a professor at the Medical School of the University of São Paulo, "a real relief from accumulated stress."
2. You will get to know your body better than you like.
Many people, especially women, find it difficult to reach orgasm and one reason may be a lack of knowledge about one's own body. "First of all, the most important thing is that masturbation is a form of learning and how the body reacts to sexual stimuli," says Carmita. Knowing what you like will make it much easier to guide your partner.
3. Helps to sleep better
When one allows oneself to relieve tensions with masturbation, her night of sleep will be much calmer and invigorating. "The body begins to demand a sexual discharge of this daily tension so that it can sleep much more quietly," says the psychiatrist. The only problem is if for some reason, such as moral or fear, the person does not allow himself. This can bring more restful nights and disrupt the quality of sleep.
4. Relieves PMS and cramps
"We know that pleasure obtained at the time of orgasm releases dopamine, endorphin and oxytocin, which improve mood," says psychologist Fernanda Reis. Because they are linked to well-being, these same substances are also responsible for reducing the effects of PMS and menstrual cramps in women.
5. Improves self-esteem
"Masturbation can either improve self-esteem or mature the person sexually," says the psychiatrist. This combination brings self-confidence to the person as he understands his own body and knows what he likes about sex.
6. Bring sexual pleasure without risk
Masturbation is a very good opportunity to relax and reach orgasm because you are free from fears or insecurities. Pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, condoms, none of that goes through your head right now, because the risks are zero. It's just you and maybe some sexual accessories (why not?). The only risk is that the person can no longer relate to other partners, even wanting to. Worth the alert. "Masturbating for satisfaction, without considering it as the only option is totally healthy," says Carmita.
7. Only you need to be related
Want to create a climate with low light and candles? Okay. You do not want any of this? OK too. It is you who command and choose everything you want in this intimate moment. Leaving everything the way you like it, even if it means doing nothing different, it will only help in relaxation and you can apply the idea to someone else in the future.
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