Know The Benefits of Masturbation For Women
Masturbation may be familiar to men. However, among women, this sexual activity is still very rarely discussed. Some women may still be reluctant to masturbate, finding it taboo and shameful. According to the National Health and Social Life Survey, only 39 percent of American women aged 18 to 60 had masturbated during the previous year.
This figure is quite small when compared to masturbation in men, which reached 61 percent. In fact, masturbation can provide benefits for health and relationships with partners, you know. What are the benefits that can be obtained from sexual activity that is done alone? Listen to the explanation after this.
Here are some of the benefits of masturbation for women:
1. Getting Sexual Satisfaction
Just as men can have orgasms through masturbation, women can too. The difference is that the orgasm that occurs in women is the result of clitoral stimulation or stimulation of the G-spot. Remarkably, women can feel orgasm faster when masturbating than when having sex with a partner. Because when masturbating, stimulation is usually directed to the area of the intimate organs and certain sensitive points, so that orgasm occurs more quickly.
2. Improve Mood
Masturbating can trigger the release of endorphins and sertononin in a woman’s body. This makes you feel less stressed and your mind relaxes. In addition, by masturbating, you don’t have to worry about your partner’s satisfaction, because you can focus on yourself. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need to care about your partner, you know.
3. Improving Husband and Wife Relationships
By masturbating, women can explore their own bodies and find places that can give them pleasure. Thus, you can guide your partner to stimulate these places so you can reach orgasm more quickly.
In addition, Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH, Associate Director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, revealed that women who use vibrators during masturbation tend to have better sexual function with their partners. Women who masturbate using a vibrator on a regular basis will have high sexual arousal, have a better ability to lubricate vagina, easily reach orgasm and are less likely to feel pain when having sex with a partner.
4. Reducing Menstrual Pain
Masturbating is also believed to help reduce menstrual cramps. This is because masturbation acts as a natural analgesic that can relieve pain. In addition, masturbation can stimulate the production of hormones that can control inflammation and muscle tension. Masturbation can also be a way to improve your mood that fluctuates during your period.
5. Preventing Infection
Masturbation can also help prevent women from experiencing vaginal infections and bladder infections, through the “tenting” process (the opening of the cervix that occurs when you reach orgasm).
6. As a sport
Did you know that masturbation is also a form of exercise, you know. In addition to the resulting orgasm that can shrink the hips, masturbation is also able to burn 170 calories in the body. So, masturbation not only helps to meet sexual satisfaction, but is also useful for strengthening the entire muscle area of the uterus and vagina.