1. Masturbation boosts your immune system.
Masturbation boosts your immune system in multiple ways. Firstly, it promotes more restful sleep, which a doctor will tell you is key to maintaining a healthy and strong immune system. Secondly, masturbation actually boosts your white blood cell count, which act as natural killer cells to help fight off infections you may contract.
Thirdly, masturbation can prevent and mitigate pain, which ultimately allows you to feel more rested and more active, which leads to all kinds of positive benefits to your system.
2. It helps you get better (more restful) sleep.
You know how in movies you see this hot and sweaty couple just going at it, and as soon as they are done they fall asleep? Well – there’s a reason sex makes us so tired and that’s because it actually promotes deeper, more restful sleep.
The hormones that are released during orgasm (talked about throughout this article) are responsible for rebalancing your system and allowing you to reach deeper levels of REM sleep, meaning you wake up feeling more rested and ready-to-go.
3. Less stress (thanks to less cortisol).
When you climax, along with a boost of feel-good hormones like oxytocin and dopamine (which we’ll talk about below), you also experience a decline in something called Cortisol. Cortisol is a stress-inducing hormone.
More sex = less stress – it’s science.
4. You’re happier (thanks to boosts of oxytocin and dopamine).
5. You get to know yourself as a sexual being.
Masturbation isn’t just good for the body and mind – it’s also good for your soul. And by your soul, I mean all these kinky, naughty, dirty, messy things you find intriguing when you watch porn.
Satisfying your deepest desires isn’t always easy to do with a partner. Maybe you don’t feel comfortable sharing those parts of your sexuality just yet, or maybe you have and your partner has explained they just aren’t that into your kink.
Masturbation soothes your ache for what you desire most as a sexual being and allows you the time to get to know yourself, what you like, what you don’t like and what works for you.