It’s kind of wild that the concept of female masturbation is still perceived by many as a taboo subject, especially when you take all the benefits of masturbation into account. From master-bators to self-love newbies sometimes everyone needs a little reminder of what comes from those powerful 'O's.
For those lucky enough to have one, we don’t need to tell you how amazing orgasms feel. But, what you may not be aware of is what orgasms actually do to our bodies.
We often hear snippets about their benefits, but what exactly are they? Well, they make us healthier, fitter, more radiant and even smarter?!
Enough of the build-up, lets dive into our favourites.
1. They combat stress.
Lab coats on, let's get sciency. Stress is created from a chemical in our bodies called Cortisol. Oxytocin (otherwise known as the ‘cuddle hormone’) is the little miracle within us that fights it.
Every time we orgasm our body is flooded from tip to toe with that lovely Oxytocin. Ever felt love, belonging, happiness? Neither, but if you had, that hormone would have been the reason why.
So next time you’re feeling stressed after a long day just think, if there's a will there's a way for Oxytocin to play.
2. They help you sleep.
It's not by coincidence that you feel sleepy after a toe-curling crescendo. Orgasms both physically and emotionally relieve tension, which helps softly push us over the edge into la-la land.
Releasing endorphins from an orgasm plus a little touch of de-stress from the cuddle hormone mixes up a delightful recipe for zzz.
Either way, last we checked, masturbation was more fun than counting sheep.
3. They make you radiant.
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Forget expensive face creams. Orgasms make you glow. I know what you’re thinking, shut up Toy Tailor, no they don’t. Our three letter answer to that is HGH. Otherwise known as the Human Growth Hormone. This is another wonder hormone, which when released, stimulates cell regeneration and collagen production giving you glowing supple skin.
If that’s not enough, have you heard of DHEA? Dehydroepiandrosterone is a hormone in most of the world’s leading anti-aging supplements. After an orgasm, levels of DHEA in our bloodstream soar five times higher than the normal amount – a youthful boost, for free, you’re welcome.
4. They make you smarter.
Different parts of our brain take care of different activities. Right now, as you’re reading this, the right side of your brain is taking on the workload. But with an orgasm, blood flow is increased to all parts of our brain, not just one. More blood flow, more stimulation, more efficiency.
Some of you may be wondering how this was even discovered; researchers, MRI machines, volunteers. Who said romance was dead.
So next time you are struggling at work. Consider taking matters into your own hands.
5. They are good for your heart.
All sexual activity, whether it be ‘au naturel’, a vibrating moment or a little down time with your partner, is good for your heart in more than one way.
Ladies who take care of themselves on the regular or with a partner have higher levels of oestrogen. The way this hormone works is it helps keep blood vessels flexible, meaning the heart can relax and expand to let blood flow seamlessly; protecting against heart disease.
After all, one a day keeps the doctor away.
Will your doctor ever sit you down and say “look Simone, given your health, you should really be masturbating more.” No. But, your doctor will encourage you to engage in healthy habits like getting enough sleep and minimising stress. As you now know, masturbation can help you succeed in both areas.
We’ve equipped you with the knowledge, do with it as you please.