Masturbation May is National Masturbation Month! There are loads of health benefits to masturbation and regular orgasms but despite this masturbation tends to be a taboo topic. This month we hope to bring some awareness to all the positive benefits of #masturbation !
I don’t think any of us really had a lesson in orgasms. I also believe we were a bit slim on the Sex-Ed growing up, too. The benefits of masturbation are vast and full of surprises too. Both men and women should, by all accounts masturbate on a regular basis.
Masturbation is common and healthy behaviour, but it can be challenging to discuss. In Secret Corner Style, we unpack the wonders of self-pleasure.
There seems to be a bit of a shadow over masturbation, yet in 2021, there are so many wonderful sex educators who are shining a light on the benefits of self pleasure and all encompassing body positivity, gender equality and sexual orientations.
We believe everyone deserves a sexually fulfilling life, whether it is with a partner or flying solo. Understanding how your body responds to pleasure is a vital aspect of your health.
When you orgasm, your brain works really hard to release different hormones and neurochemicals. These include serotonin and dopamine, which give you that feel good feeling of pleasure and satisfaction. Your heart beats fast, flushed face and light sweat on your forehead? You know that? Right?
The chemical Oxytocin is also released which releases a feeling of wellbeing and closeness. Its known to be the biggest, “non-drug blast of dopamine”.
Masturbation can be a self-soothing way to get in touch with your body and give time to focus on yourself and not have to worry about what you think you should be doing, or if your partner is enjoying the experience.
Besides it feeling good, masturbation has a number of other benefits. Give yourself time to explore your body and do what you want to in the moment.
Masturbation also burns calories, the amount depends on how hard can you go? Don’t cancel your gym membership just yet, but ramp up the heat in your one on one sessions.
Instead of focusing on what you are doing, try some different techniques.
- Move your fingers faster and harder over the clit.
- Up the speed of your sex toy… then lower it.
- Try different self pleasing positions. Get a dildo with a strong suction cup, squat and lift!
Other health benefits include:
- Strengthening the pelvic muscle tone
- Strengthen the anal muscle tone
- Relieve muscle tension
- Boost your immune system
- Discover new highs to better sex with your significant other
- Gents! Lower the risk of prostate cancer.
The Bottom Line
Flying solo is a fun and safe way to explore your body and practice some self loving.
Don’t see it as a substitute for intimacy, but rather, if you are in a relationship, to enhance the intimacy. You can explore together and discover the turn on that watching your partner orgasm gives.
Hell yes! Invest in your pleasure; and your partners for that matter. There is a plethora out there for everyone. Explore and discover and what you like. Flying solo or not, there is always time to ignite the heat.
Don’t save it for May, ladies and gentlemen, we suggest you masturbate every single day!