There is still a lot of stigma around women having sexual desires and needs and it is still sometimes thought that men are the ones who have the most needs. However, it is healthy for we females to masturbate and it is important to realize there is no shame or guilt associated in pleasuring yourself.
Not only does it help us to relieve any sexual tension but it helps us to learn from our own bodies what we like and don’t like. There are also many health benefits to masturbating.
Are you aware for instance that masturbation can help prevent you getting cervical infections and it will also help to relieve urinary tract infections? It is widely accepted that male masturbation can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer in men however; new studies have come out showing that regular masturbation can help women with cervical infections. This is because when women orgasm it opens up the cervix, this is known as tenting. When the cervix does this is stretches and pulls at the natural mucous inside the cervix, this lets the acid in the fluid to rise and this increases the friendly bacteria in the cervix. When the old fluid is expelled from the vagina it flushes out the organisms that can cause the infections.
Many women have reported that they feel the need to masturbate when they feel that an urinary tract infection is coming on. This is simply because the act of masturbation flushes the old bacteria out of the cervix and relieves the pain association with the infection.
Masturbation is also able to improve your cardiovascular health as well as lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. It was shown in a study that women who orgasm more whether by themselves or with a partner were at lower risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Masturbation can also help you fight insomnia. There are many women out there who find that masturbation after a busy day will help them sleep, they don’t realize that it’s because masturbation releases the feel good hormone called Dopamine during orgasm and after the orgasm the calming hormones which are oxytocin and endorphins are released giving us a glow that will help us relax into sleep.
The last benefit of masturbation I want to mention in this article is that having orgasms will increase your pelvic floor strength. We all know that there has been many studies showing why we should have a healthy and strong pelvic floor but many do not realize that an orgasm will help by giving the pelvic floor a good workout. This is because during the orgasm the clitoris surges with blood and your heart rate, muscle tone and respirations increase. This makes your uterus lift off the pelvic floor which helps to strengthen the entire pelvic region.
There are so many health benefits to masturbation as well as the fact it feels so good; So why wouldn’t you want to masturbate? It’s good your health!