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5 Scientific Reasons You Should Be Masturbating

Masturbation = world peace. Duh.

Considering South Africa has been ranked as the third highest country searching for sex toys online, we think it’s pretty safe to say we sun-kissed lovers of SA are getting it on with ourselves, and frequently.

This is excellent news in a ridiculous amount of ways, apart from the one obvious one (that masturbation just feels so flipping good!).

Each person’s exploration with masturbation starts in a different way, at different times. But regardless, the next time you’re getting down and gorgeous with yourself, be chuffed to know you’re actually just making yourself a happier, healthier person. And the world needs more happy people. Therefore, masturbation = world peace. Duh.

1 You’ll have the best damn sleep of your life

Orgasms release this glorious hormone called oxytocin, which is why after a grand romp beneath your sheets (whether with a partner or on your own) you feel so relaxed and sleepy. Who couldn’t use more quality ZZZs?

2 It’s a cardiovascular workout and can help prevent illness such as diabetes

That rushing, swooping, delicious feeling you get when masturbating and working up to an orgasm has a lot to do with an increased heart rate, which improves your cardiovascular health and decreases your chance of heart disease. You want a life filled with grand love affairs of the heart? Get masturbating and keep that ticker ticking!

3 Period pains for who?

While it’s certainly not going to be anyone’s favourite time of the month, the miracle of sexual arousal and orgasm can reduce and distract you from period pains. The hormones released during the build-up help to reduce pain, while that whimsical friend of ours, oxytocin, relieves pain too.

4 It strengthens… pretty much everything

Regular masturbation is a fantastic workout for your pelvic floor. A strong pelvic floor increases your core strength (which is especially helpful during pregnancy), provides better support for your spine and promotes bone health.

5 Less stress, please

Regular masturbation also reduces overall stress which helps to stabilise your mood and will leave you a happy, healthier person.

There you have it. Five scientific reasons to show yourself some love TONIGHT.

Read 10 Steps to Self-Love Bliss

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