I’m currently studying for the two final exams that I’m writing next week, so please enjoy this fun post that I originally published Sept ’05.
I was talking to a friend online the other day, and he revealed to me that (among other things) he’s given up masturbation. Now it’s not like he gets laid on a regular basis (or at all for the past year +) so giving up masturbation seemed a tad unhealthy to me.
I was pretty sure that there’s a reason why we feel the urge to purge every so often – so I whipped out my trusty search engine and looked up what kind of health risks my pal is going to be facing with his new resolution.
“Frequent” (5 times a week) masturbation (i.e. orgasms) by males in their 20s helps prevent prostate cancer later in life. “Australian scientists have shown that the more men masturbate between the ages of 20 and 50, the less likely they are to develop the disease that kills more than half a million men each year.”
So that’s a definite health benefit specifically for men, but there are lots more good things about masturbation for everyone. ^_^
For instance, masturbation improves your muscle tone – for the ladies, that’s better than doing your keggle exercises to strengthen your internal muscles – better muscle tone inside your vagina is more fun for sex (because you can intensify and control orgasms) and its handy when you’re older (to help prevent pee leakage).
Also for the ladies, masturbating (i.e. orgasms) will also help with your PMS and can help relieve your period cramps. ^_^
Masturbation(and sex) also makes you feel more relaxed – it helps you fall asleep and relaxes your muscles. It reduces stress, enhances your self esteem, and can boost your immune system to protect you from infection.
Masturbation also helps you explore your own sexuality in ways that are sometimes impossible when you are with a partner – letting you get to know your triggers and, for some of you, helping you learn to control your orgasms for when you are with a partner.
So there you go! Be healthy, masturbate regularly (or at least get some sex if it’s appropriate)!