Having an orgasm is a pleasurable experience, we all know that but did you know there’s also a whole host of health benefits to getting off. Whether you reach orgasm by plying with yourself or with others, reaching orgasm is a vital part of a self care routine. But in this post i’ll examine the reasons that masturbating to orgasm is good for you.
But what are the benefits exactly?
A boosted immune system
Masturbation helps you get a more restful nights sleep which helps strengthen your immune system. This fact is well known but did you know that masturbation also creates a higher white cell count. White blood cells are vital in fighting off infection.
A better nights sleep
Hands up who gets sleep after masturbating or sex? There’s scientific evidence that orgasms can help you sleep better. When we orgasm, hormones are released. These hormones help us to sleep better snd of course better sleep means you wake up more refreshed and alert.
Reduced stress levels
Orgasms give your body a hit of feel-good hormones like oxytocin and dopamine. It also creates a reduction in Cortisol. Cortisol is a stress-inducing hormone.
That euphoria you feel after you orgasm is all down to two particular hormones. Oxytocin and dopamine.
Dopamine is better know as the feel-good hormone. Oxytocin produces a feeling of happiness and who doesn’t want to feel happier?
What’s the optimum frequency for masturbating?
In short, 2 masturbation sessions of 20 minutes per week is the bare minimum amount of time you should spend masturbating.
Of course, more orgasms isn’t detrimental it’s beneficial but those are the minimum number of sessions you should have per week.
Masturbation can also be beneficial in helping with anxiety and depression. Masturbation is a form of self-love and can help if you suffer from low self-confidence.