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Masturbation Tips for Better Sexual Health: 3 Ways it Can Help

Masturbation Tips for Better Sexual Health: 3 Ways it Can Help

A lot of people tend to shy away from talking about sexual health, but that shouldn’t be the case at all. It’s just as much a part of our holistic health as our physical and mental well-being. So with that being said, we’re going to dive deep into a few good-to-know masturbation tips to better health.

What is Masturbation?

Masturbation is the act of giving yourself sexual pleasure by touching your genitals until you have an orgasm. This is done usually with your hand but, as a small masturbation tip, it can also be enjoyed by making use of pleasure aids. It’s important to note here that there is no right or wrong way to masturbate. You can masturbate by yourself or with a partner. In addition to that, masturbation is actually one of the safest forms of sex.

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Masturbation Tips to Better Sexual Health

Masturbate to get to know yourself more

Part of improving your sexual health is knowing what you find pleasurable. Through masturbating, you’re able to release some of the pressure you might feel if you were to explore your sexual preferences with another person watching. Masturbation also gives people an opportunity to experience sex no matter what gender, sexuality, and if they’re single or in a relationship.

The more you become familiar with your body’s wants, needs, and responses, the more you will be able to communicate these when the time comes that you have sex with a partner. The easier it is to communicate, the faster it is to reach sexual pleasure and fulfillment with another person.

Masturbate if you’re having trouble having an orgasm

Both men and women may experience issues with orgasming.

For the case of women, difficulty reaching orgasm may be due to a number of reasons. Some of them are due to hormone changes, gynecological issues that result in painful intercourse, not being stimulated enough, medicines such as antidepressants, worries or fears over the pressure of having sex, vaginal dryness, and the use of recreational drugs and alcohol, or stress. These factors have a big contribution to whether or not a woman orgasms. And when this happens during intercourse with another person, it can be upsetting for both parties involved.

If you’re worried about whether or not you can orgasm, it’s advisable to start with masturbating. This will give you a sense of what motions and sensations you enjoy. In doing this, you’re preparing yourself for what might come during intercourse and it releases some of the pressure of the unknown.

Masturbate if you’re having trouble sleeping

Lack of good-quality sleep can have a lot of repercussions on the body. Sleep deprivation can lead to high blood pressure, memory issues, trouble with thinking and concentration, a weakened immunity, risk for diabetes, weight gain, and low sex drive, to name a few. The necessity for good sleep cannot be stressed enough.

Studies have shown that a general health benefit of masturbation is the improvement of sleep. Once you reach orgasm after masturbating, your body releases endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals that help your body relax and causes feelings of physical and mental wellbeing.

Overall, these tips on masturbation can not only help improve your sexual health, but can actually improve your general wellbeing too. It’s important not to disregard our sexual needs as it is an integral part of our health.

Learn other Sex Tips here.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Difficulty reaching female orgasm
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/difficulty-reaching-female-orgasm
Accessed March 24, 2021

How to Try Mutual Masturbation
https://www.wikihow.com/Try-Mutual-Masturbation
Accessed March 24, 2021

Masturbation
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/masturbation
Accessed March 24, 2021

Is masturbation normal?
https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/sexual-health/is-masturbation-normal/
Accessed March 24, 2021

Ejaculation problems
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ejaculation-problems/
Accessed March 24, 2021

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Written by Veronika Caraos Updated May 04
Fact Checked by Hello Doctor Medical Panel
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