What are the benefits of masturbation?

What are the benefits of masturbation?

When do you start masturbating?

Each of us may have explored masturbation, and perhaps our first masturbation was in a surprising way. In fact, it's in the womb that the fetus explores masturbation for the first time. The child then gradually discovers that certain practices are pleasurable, and discovers a pleasure in doing so. While almost all men claim to have masturbated, only 60% of women have done so. This can be explained by persistent taboos... Female masturbation is still very much a taboo subject in our society, and suffers from many prejudices.  

However, masturbation is normal and diverse, and is even considered by sexologists to play an important role in the construction and structuring of sexuality. The practice of masturbation has many physical and psychological benefits.

What are the benefits of masturbation?

On a psychological level, masturbation combats stress and promotes sleep. 

In fact, both masturbation and sexual intercourse encourage the brain to produce endorphins. These promote muscular relaxation, calm and reassurance. 

This production of endorphins also acts as an excellent painkiller, particularly for migraines and menstrual cramps. But that's not all: masturbation can also lead to a more positive body image, boosting self-esteem and self-confidence.

On the physical side, masturbation is good for the heart, as it speeds up the heartbeat and keeps it working while strengthening it. What's more, in men, masturbation can prevent prostate cancer.


Is masturbation a way to get to know your body better, to help you reach orgasm?

During sexual intercourse, masturbation allows you to get to know your partner better, accept your body but also to better orient your partner towards what pleases you. For men, it can also help control ejaculation, delaying premature ejaculation and even combating impotence, by influencing the brain's ability to manage arousal and delay ejaculation.

So masturbation seems to be excellent for both mental and physical health, regardless of gender. Perhaps it's time to break the taboos that surround it?


Masturbation to combat pain periods ?

In fact, the prostaglandins responsible for promoting contractions of your uterus cause pain of periods. When you feel pain during periods, you need to turn to the pleasure hormone dopamine. So relax, put on your prettiest menstrual lingerie or find pleasure in other actions that will boost your body's secretion of dopamine! (for the Elia team, chocolate and sport work well! )

How to masturbate properly

No special rules, just enjoy yourself! You can learn more about the clitoris. We also recommend reading : Le petit guide de la masturbation féminine : Au bout des doigtsby Julia Pietri. You can also follow the @orgasme_et_moi and @jouissanceclub accounts, as well as the book of the same name by Jüne Plã.

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