Samantha from “Sex and the City” may have introduced most of us to the joys of masturbation — and openly discussing it with your circle of friends — but did you know that beyond the obvious reasons female masturbation can be amazing, there are also major health benefits to spending a little alone time with yourself?
Here are several reasons why you should cancel your plans and pencil in “party of one” in your busy schedule:
You Deserve Some Stress Relief
According to a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, oxytocin, a hormone that’s released when you orgasm, has “anti-stress” behaviors for the body by reducing blood pressure and cortisol levels. So, pleasuring yourself could actually leave you feeling more relaxed and less-stressed, which gives you all the more reason to partake, if you know what we mean.
Prepare For A Long Night Of Beauty Sleep
Considering masturbation can relieve stress, it makes sense that it would also help lead to a better night’s sleep. So, if you’re looking for the perfect excuse to do the deed, a peaceful slumber is just as good a reason as any. Beauty sleep is crucial, after all.
Climaxing can improve your circulation and get your blood pumping, similar to the way a workout can. So, you know what that means? Masturbation = glowing skin. Don’t believe us? Just ask Samantha:
Love Your Body More
We’re huge advocates of loving your body — and masturbation is a great way to help you become even more comfortable in your own skin and with your sexuality. No one knows your body like you do — so a little sexual exploration could yield big results. Trust us — you won’t regret it.