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Oh really? Masturbation is healthy for you tells study.



A new health study out of Sydney University has gone on to tell that masturbation is healthy for you. This despite many housewife myths that sexual self gratification will cause one to go blind, insane or the loss of one’s organs as well as infertility.

According to public health scientist Anthony Santella and his colleague Spring Chenoa Cooper, a senior lecturer, masturbation can actually ward off a host of illnesses, from cystitis, diabetes to prostate cancer.

Surprisingly the study tells that 94% of men admit to masturbating as do 85% of women and that it’s even something that babies do from time to time in the womb,

Told the report: ‘For women, masturbation can help prevent cervical infections and urinary tract infections through the process of “tenting,” or the opening of the cervix that occurs as part of the arousal process.

‘Tenting stretches the cervix, and thus the cervical mucous. This enables fluid circulation, allowing cervical fluids full of bacteria to be flushed out.’

The report goes on to tell that engaging in self-pleasure can also ‘lower the risk of type-2 diabetes (though this association may also be explained by greater overall health), reduce insomnia through hormonal and tension release, and increase pelvic floor strength through the contractions that happen during orgasm.’ 

Then there is cancer prevention. Studies have shown that men who regularly have sex may have a lower risk of prostate cancer – perhaps due to the release of toxins from the prostate gland – and they say that masturbation achieves this same effect.

The researchers also argue that it can help prevent depression, due to the ‘happy‘ endorphins produced and cause a slight hike in levels of the hormone cortisol, which may give the immune system a boost.

They add that masturbation is also ‘the most convenient method for maximising orgasms’ – and that people who orgasm regularly have ‘reduced stress, reduced blood pressure, increased self-esteem, and reduced pain.’

Last, but not least, they make the point that there’s also no risk of disappointing a partner – of the dreaded performance anxiety. And there’s no risk of unwanted pregnancies or STIs.

Told a recent report: Masturbation is important for helping you to discover your body and to find out what you like. Contrary to popular belief, you are responsible for your own orgasm. So if you know your body and know what excites you, you will be able to communicate that to your partner.

Jane Langton, a Canadian adult-sexual educator appeared in a TEDex video in October, talking about the importance of masturbation, which is one of her favourite topics. She normalizes and validates self-pleasuring behaviour for women and also helps those who feel guilty, dirty or repressed to enjoy their sexuality.

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