Love it or hate it… or condemn it or praise it, masturbation is one activity that every man has done before and most men enjoy it.
A study conducted in 2011 revealed that a whopping 95% of unmarried men disclosed that they masturbate. What is even more interesting is that married men also engage in the act as the study found that 70% of married men disclosed that they masturbate.
What differs among men is the frequency… some men do it every day, while some men do it like once per week or once every 2 weeks.
Although a lot of men and women masturbate, it is usually regarded as a dirty thing by some religious individuals and even non-religious individuals. Well, my blog and website is not meant for the extremely religious individuals who don’t believe in improving their sexual performance (because they have non-existent sex lives) so it is safe for me to assume that you are open-minded…
Masturbation is actually good for you… yes it is good!
So despite the whole social taboo, here are some health benefits that masturbation provides for you:
1.) Controlled Masturbation Improves Your Sexual Stamina
If premature ejaculation is a big problem for you (e.g. you ejaculate after less than 8 minutes of thrusting your erect penis inside your woman’s vagina), masturbation can actually help you in increasing the time it takes for you to ejaculate during sexual intercourse.
The stop and start method (also known as Edging) which is a stamina training exercise is basically controlled masturbation. It involves you stimulating your penis till you feel like ejaculating, then you STOP and rest for 1 minute to relax, then you START stimulating your penis again – doing this multiple times in a period of 20 – 30 minutes.
The stop and start method is the first step that you take in dealing with your premature ejaculation problem because it helps in making your penis used to sexual stimulation. Click here to know more about how the stop and start method helps in dealing with premature ejaculation.
2.) Masturbation Helps In Reducing Your Risks Of Prostate Cancer
According to a study conducted in 2004 and published in the Journal of American Medical Association, ejaculating frequently helps in reducing a man’s risk of prostate cancer.
Now, you can either ejaculate regularly during sexual intercourse if your woman has a high drive and you have frequent sex or you can take control of your ejaculation frequency by masturbating regularly to reduce your risks of prostate cancer… as you can see masturbation can actually help save your life!
3.) Masturbation Helps In Reducing Stress And Blood Pressure
Ejaculating whether during sexual intercourse or during masturbation causes the body to release hormones during orgasms which help relax the body, thereby reducing stress and blood pressure (which is very helpful if you are hypertensive).
4.) Masturbation Combats Depression
The same way ejaculating lowers stress and blood pressure is also how it fights depression. This is because when you achieve orgasm, your body releases dopamine and serotonin (hormones) which improve your moods the same way prescriptions drugs for depressions improve your moods.
5.) Masturbation Helps Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
As you grow older, the muscles naturally get weaker and lose mass if they are not used regularly. Regular ejaculation (either by sexual intercourse or masturbation) helps in keeping your pelvic floor muscle in good shape – this helps in preventing erectile dysfunction caused by loss of muscle tissue… you can take it a step further by doing pelvic floor muscles exercises (also known as Kegel exercises) to give you stronger and harder erections.
6.) Masturbation Keeps Your Semen And Sperm Strong
When you don’t ejaculate for a period of time (about 5 – 7 days) it can reduce the quality of your sperm. And if your lover is not always available for sexual intercourse, masturbating can help make you sperm and semen quality as high as it can possibly be.
Even though masturbating regularly has its health benefits, you still need to do it in moderation. Just like everything else, moderation is the key to getting the best from it. Don’t become so addicted to masturbating that you begin to ignore your woman sexually, go late for work (or school) or forget to do important chores because you are so busy “wanking”.
But, if you do it in moderation then you would get all the health benefits that masturbation offers… who cares if some religious people have made it some sort of taboo!