7 Strange Facts About Masturbation

7 Strange Facts About Masturbation

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Masturbation is not just something to pass the time or help you nod off. While it sends those delightful releases of sexual pleasure through our body, it can be considered quite an unusual private activity, especially when you look at all these surprising facts about masturbation.

 1. Masturbation is good for the brain

preview-full-MASTURBATING605When you masturbate, good hormones are released in your body, replacing the bad ones. Masturbation can lower levels of cortisol, which is known as the stress hormone. Equally, it releasing endorphins, which send pleasure through the body. It also releases the reward hormone, dopamine, and the happy hormone, serotonin. All these things help to reduce anxiety, depression, and stress while helping both the brain and body to relax. Masturbating has a similar effect on the body as taking a supplement like ‘Relax (Holy Basil)’.

 2. You can’t masturbate too much

While there are old urban legends surrounding the amount you should masturbate. Studies from the American Psychiatric Association have shown that you cannot really masturbate too much. While your mother may have insisted that frequent masturbation would give your hairy palms and make you blind, it doesn’t have any physical effects. The APA does warn about too much masturbation interfering with daily life, however, as it can become psychologically addictive.

 3. Male fetuses can masturbate

That’s right! As weird as it sounds, male fetuses sometimes masturbate while inside the womb. When this happens, it is categorized as the same type of behavior as thumb-sucking or bed-rocking whereby infants are aiming to bring themselves comfort.

 4. Masturbation can help insomnia

Now we’ve all had one of those late night tugs where we just want to fall asleep and hope this will do the trick. The reason for this is that masturbation not only takes physical exertion, which makes you tired, the release of hormones relaxes the body. Studies have shown that frequent masturbation can help with lowering levels of insomnia.

 5. Masturbation can lower the risk of prostate cancer

Studies by Harvard have shown that men who masturbate more have a lower chance of prostate cancer; they are around 22% less likely to get prostate cancer. This is likely because masturbation flushes the prostate, which gets rid of potential cancer-causing components sitting in the prostate.

 6. You can masturbate wrong

preview-full-222While you may think it’s your body so you know it best, there are bad ways to masturbate. Squeezing your penis too hard can cause you to find sex less pleasurable. Equally, rough hands can cause chafing which can lead to infection. Take care to make sure your hands are clean and you are careful with your penis.

 7. Masturbating can keep your man flu at bay

Masturbating helps to lower your cortisol levels. Cortisol can stop the immune system from working effectively, so by lowering these levels, masturbation helps to boost the immune system which will keep illnesses away. Why not combine a frequent masturbation schedule with taking a supplement like ‘Ultimate Man once a Day’. The increase in vitamins and minerals combined with the lowering of cortisol levels will really boost your health!

 Increasing that blood flow frequently keeps the mind and body in good shape, and masturbation helps to do this. Not only does it help you get more sleep, it can also relax your mental state, which keep you feeling more at ease and less anxious. However, be careful with your member, and remember to treat it with respect, or you will end up causing it damage!Interestingly, more frequent masturbation also improves your sex life and sex drive and will lead to more sex!