1. It Helps You Sleep Better
While most of us are familiar with the pattern of falling asleep relaxed after sex, masturbation causes the same release of oxytocin and can lull your body into a chilled state of slumber. Who needs melatonin when you could orgasm instead?
2. It Can Help Relieve Menstrual Cramps
Few feelings make me want to rip out my hair and force-feed it to myself more than period cramps. Luckily, masturbating can help relieve menstrual cramps, as orgasming relaxes your tense muscles and the focus of masturbation will effectively distract you from the pain.
3. It Improves Your Cardiovascular Health And Lowers Your Risk Of Diabetes
A good orgasm can get your heart pumping so fast you fear for your life (in a good way). Apparently, that fluttering feeling that comes from good masturbation is linked to increased cardiovascular health, which makes you less likely to suffer from heart disease. The increased heart rate and blood flow also lower your risk of developing type-2 diabetes. These two medical issues may not concern you now, but consider it a present for your future self.
4. It Increases The Strength Of Your Pelvic Floor
Regular masturbation is a workout for your pelvic floor, which is essential to movement throughout your body. A stronger pelvic floor means better support for your spine, increased core strength during pregnancy, and stronger bone health.
5. You’ll Be Less Stressed Overall
There are legitimate scientific reasons we call it “sexual tension” — missing out on regular orgasms compounds with stress and can add to mental health issues and unhappiness in general. Masturbating regularly will aid with stress and help stabilize your mood, making you happier and healthier.
So, schedule some time to get down with yourself this week (or, ya know, every beautiful goddamn day this week). Your body will thank you.