What are the health benefits of masturbation?

Masturbation is perfectly natural and comes with numerous health benefits! Your vagina has thousands of nerve endings—8,000 in the clitoris, to be exact. 

When you have an orgasm, your body releases endorphins. These natural chemicals block pain receptors in your brain and can make you feel happier. 

It is just as likely that you can experience an orgasm with masturbation using your fingers or with the use of sex toys.

Just as with sexual intercourse, the end goal of female masturbation may not always be orgasm. But like anything that feels good, your body and mind respond accordingly!

Masturbation is known to have health benefits such as relieving menstrual cramps and muscle tension, strengthening the pelvic and anal area, and better sleep. Masturbation is also beneficial if you need a release of sexual tension, an increase in libido (sexual desire), and to reduce stress, while improving your body image and self-esteem.

But that’s not all…

Masturbation reveals how you like to feel pleasure. Since you are guiding yourself around your own vagina, you can discover where you like to be touched, with how much pressure, in what position, and for how long! This not only will make it easier for you to achieve orgasms in the future, but also when you are with a partner! 

Masturbation, in essence, is an expression of self-love!

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