You were once a teenager and remember the taboo that was male masturbation. And, believe me, it’s still. There is a lot of man out there who feels a certain “guilt” for masturbating after being married, for example, or believes in myths that lie for generations in the mouths of the people.
Of course, as an adult, the urgency of masturbation is no longer the same as that of teenagers, but you still need it to “get better.”
According to a survey conducted in the United States by AdamandEve’s erotic product site, only 27% of men admit to masturbating once or twice a week. According to Dr. Lawrence Utida, urologist at the Unix Clinic, masturbation should be viewed naturally. So, we list some benefits that the practice can bring to your health:
1- Improving mood
Masturbation releases endorphins (neurotransmitters) and cytokines (substances that modulate the immune response) that are substances that increase the sensation of pleasure, relaxation, sleep and consequently trigger reward circuits,” explains Dr. Lawrence Utida. I mean, it’s not like sex, but it gets better!
2- Help in the knowledge of one’s own body
“The guy gets to know better the most sensitive, excitable, painful points and the pre-orgasm signals. This fact implies an improvement in quality and safety in the sexual act between two people, “says the urologist.
3- Prevent premature ejaculation
Knowledge of the body avoids premature ejaculation, improving not only the time of the relationship, but also the quality.
4 – Improves your immunity
“Ejaculation increases levels of endogenous endorphins and cortisol (” stress hormone “) by improving immune system regulation, helping to prevent disease,” he says.
5 – Contributed to a healthy heart
We know that any physical exercise is good for the heart and masturbation can also be considered an exercise: it pumps blood! Doing regularly, this significantly reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
6 – Can make you sleep better
Fortunately, masturbation has the same effect as sex and can make you fall asleep. It is believed that this is due to the flood of endorphins produced during orgasm which produces deeper sleep and can even help you sleep faster since you will be more relaxed.
7- Prevent cancer?
“There are jobs that indicate there may be benefits in preventing prostate cancer, but they still require proof,” Dr. Lawrence explains.