May is National Masturbation Month, and we’re celebrating all month long! (Not that we need a reason.) In honor of this deliciously sexy celebration, we’re sharing four very sexy health benefits of going solo!
It’s all-natural. First and foremost, masturbation is one of the most natural acts that we, as humans, perform. Our bodies have the power to feel massive amounts of pleasure, all from some simple motions you can do with your hand or favorite sex toy. That’s pretty impressive!
There’s so much to learn! Masturbation does many wonderful things, but an especially important one is that it helps us learn what we like and how we like it. There’s nothing more enlightening than active exploration, and knowing how to get to that place means powerful and intense orgasms.
Let’s face it: most men don’t need any encouragement to explore themselves for National Masturbation Month. Everyone suffers when society has taboos against perfectly natural urges, but it’s a fact that women have faced much more distress at the negative perception about masturbation. That’s why it’s even more important than ever to embrace self-love in honor of National Masturbation Month.
Fun fact: Women are more than twice as likely as men to listen to music while masturbating. In fact, Cosmopolitan Magazine put together a list of the 30 all-time greatest songs to masturbate to.
Some surveys suggest that up to 50% of women use vibrators or are open to the idea of trying them. To those who have been curious about checking out how a sex toy can enhance your sex life, National Masturbation Month provides the perfect opportunity. With the wide variety of toys available, everyone is sure to find one they feel comfortable with.
Another benefit to using masturbation as a tool to explore your own body is that when you know what you want, you can share it with your partner. After all, the key to a satisfying sex life is open and honest communication, and masturbation can definitely help you strengthen your sexual bond with your partner.
You can do it together. Many couples enjoy watching each other pleasure themselves as part of foreplay and doing it at the same time creates mutual masturbation! Keep in mind that there’s nothing wrong with masturbating while in a relationship, as it can allow you to get off on fantasies that you normally wouldn’t actually act on and it can help keep you both sexually satisfied during those periods of declining desire that everyone experiences at some point.
It’s healthy! There are also many wonderful health benefits of masturbation, including:
- Relief from menstrual cramps;
- Reduced levels of stress;
- Strengthened immune system;
- Better-quality sleep;
- Strengthened muscles in pelvic areas. (To learn more about this, check out our blog post on Kegel exercises.)
National Masturbation Month is a necessary reminder that self-satisfaction is a healthy form of pleasure enjoyed by almost everyone, of every gender and relationship status, throughout their lives. It’s relaxing and allows people to learn more about their own sexual response.
So masturbate away…May has cum and so should you!