Why is female masturbation good for women?
Masturbation is a subject that many women still feel uncomfortable talking about, yet alone doing, but female masturbation is not only pleasurable, it is also good for your sexual health and wellbeing. We understand at Vagina Explorer that the subject of self-pleasure and self-exploration can be a delicate issue for some, however female masturbation is a perfectly natural and acceptable practice with many health benefits.
All over the world for many centuries, generally speaking, women have been traditionally brought up believing that our sexual desires and needs are less important than those of our partners and many women today still think that female masturbation is wrong and is often associated with shame or guilt.
Women who do however partake in the act of self-pleasure also experience a whole host of associated health benefits, some of which are highlighted below:
Lower risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Studies have shown that women who masturbate and climax more frequently, whether with a partner or not, have a greater resistance to type 3 diabetes and coronary heart disease.
Helps relieve urinary tract and cervical infections
It has been a long known fact that masturbation in men can help to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Likewise masturbation in women also has the same effect. This is because when we climax, our cervix opens up and the resulting orgasm flushes out an old bacteria.
Improves pelvic floor strength
During an orgasm, the pelvic floor gets a really good workout. Your heart rate, respiration and muscle tone increases, the clitoris pulses and surges and the uterus lifts off the pelvic floor, which strengthens the entire region. A healthy pelvic floor has so many additional health benefits.
Helps with a better night’s sleep
During masturbation, on the build-up to the climax dopamine is released from the body, also known as the feel good hormone, which helps us to reach our climax. After climax soothing and calming hormones are released, resulting in the warm afterglow that helps us to sleep.
Relieves stress and improves our mood
Everybody knows that stress is unhealthy for the body. Masturbation is a great stress reliever, as we take a little time out for ourselves and the hormones that are released during climax actually help to boost our mood, naturally occurring anti-depressants
These are just some of the health benefits to women who masturbate and self-pleasure and we will continue to explore the subject of masturbation in further articles.