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An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away 

Kelvin Mokaya
Masturbation is a pleasurable and normal part of life and there is absolutely no shame in a good thing. Don’t believe the lies and myths around masturbation that are being peddled by enemies of pleasure. In this article, we delve into the benefits of masturbation that you should know.

Masturbation is very good for your physical and mental health. Here’s how:

First, it is super pleasurable. If you’ve stroked into a tube sock, humped a pillow like a horny hare, taken hand or vibe to bits, or really enjoyed your detachable shower head, you know firsthand that masturbating feels good.

Second, it’s the safest form of sex with no risk of getting STIs or pregnancy. That is definitely a great relief, especially in this day when STIs, including HIV, are spreading quite rampant.  

Third, sex therapists across the globe have found that men who experience premature ejaculation during sexual intercourse can benefit from masturbation about 2 hours before sex. This enables them to have a longer duration of intercourse before another ejaculation comes on.

Fourth, look at masturbation as a form of self-care. It is a necessary function of a healthy adult. The key word is NECESSARY!

Masturbation boosts your mood. We all agree that orgasms are natural mood boosters. Here I am referring to the feel-good releases. Scientifically proven. Masturbation can help one sleep. Once the body begins to settle and relax post-orgasm, many individuals will feel exhausted and sleepy, unless on a few occasions with people who have insomnia and other medical cases.

Finally, it does help you to know your body and what gets you off and what doesn’t, which can be really beneficial in making your sexual experience with a partner a tremendous experience. Your partner can only know what gets you off when you give them feedback. They can’t feel it for you. They are not in you. Research has it that masturbating can give your immune system a temporary boost. No one wishes to be a regular visitor to the health facilities!

Before I sign off, a bonus point is that masturbation also strengthens the pelvic floor muscles and helps in relieving menstrual cramps and symptoms related to menopause for females. It’s also an aerobic workout.

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