Let's talk about Masturbation

· By Team PLEASE

My body, Me first.

Masturbation is totally normal and should be encouraged and spoken about more openly. Although we’re heading in the right direction, it hasn’t always been that way.

Back in the 1950’s, it was believed by some that masturbation could cause disease, fatigue and a decline in health.
When in fact the reality is quite the opposite.
Sex drive, self-confidence and sexual satisfaction all increase as a benefit of masturbating.
Orgasm and arousal can actually help to maintain your body’s internal neural, muscular, and circulatory systems. Research has shown us that it is a great stress reliever and can even assist people in projecting a healthier body image.

Masturbation is a way for you to understand your body and figure out what turns you on. This can have a direct relationship to your sexual encounters with a partner and is likely to cause more pleasure for you in the form of orgasms. It helps us to figure out our own bodies and desires.

Studies have shown that 9 out of 10 women who take part in masturbation regularly always experience orgasm, while only 1 in 4 women regularly experience orgasm from partnered penetrative sex.

There is no right or wrong way to masturbate, as long as it feels good to you, you are on the right path.
Research has indicated that about 5% of women masturbate 4-5 times a week, while 20% of men do the same.

Whether you are in a relationship or not, it is completely normal to masturbate. Taking part in solo masturbation advances you to learn more about your body which can result in more confident partnered intercourse.

Masturbation frequency is totally personal, it is perfect to do it often, a little or none at all. Whether you have the help of a toy or enjoy going at it manually. Whatever you have decided on, you just need to ensure you have put yourself and your pleasure first!

And always remember the wise and eloquent words of Ru Paul “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else.”