We've told you more than once just how healthy having sex is because it's that good for you , but we haven't talked much about how healthy masturbating is. And that's what we're going to do today--we're going to go over the health benefits of jerking off. I mean, all healthy men masturbate. Anyone who denies it is a liar. That's why you should know all the salutary things this wholesome activity does for your body.
Is Masturbation Good for You? Health Benefits of Jerking Off - Thrillist
Let's admit it: masturbation is fun. Undoubtedly, there are numerous benefits to self-love, from reducing the likelihood of the common cold to the risk of prostate cancer. But, are there any benefits to abstaining? The truth is that testosterone levels are not affected, or increased, by abstinence. The study measured testosterone levels every day for 16 days, and found little change until day seven, when the spike occurred. However, after the one-day spike, testosterone returned to baseline or slightly lower levels from day eight to day 16 when the experiment ended. When participants were watching the erotic film and masturbating, testosterone levels dropped for the pre-abstinence masturbation session.
Of course, most people don't have this conversation, because there's a ton of shame associated with autoeroticism, and sex in general -- women in particular are conditioned to sublimate their sexuality. Pleasure is definitely the most obvious and immediate benefit of masturbation. But guess what? Masturbation is actually GOOD for you -- as in, science has shown that there are actual health benefits associated with masturbation. You know how people always say exercise improves your mood?
Masturbation is one of those things that, despite pretty much everyone doing it, people still feel a little ashamed of. Be proud of masturbating still at home and in private though, obvs. In fact, it can do you a lot of good. Dopamine is released, which controls your reward centres to make you feel pleasure.