The benefits of sex for us ladies are well documented – our skin glows, we feel relaxed and in a good mood – the list goes on. But not everyone has a partner next to them to get their groove on, so it’s okay to indulge in some self-maintenance – with or without women’s sex toys.
While far from a suitable substitution for sex, masturbation can be beneficial for your body and mind! I have long wondered what masturbation does to my mental well-being and after doing my theoretical and practical research in both indulgence and abstinence, it’s time I shared my findings with curious ladies everywhere!
Here’s everything you need to know about the masturbation effects on the brain.
Happy Hormones – Everywhere!
An orgasm is an orgasm. Sure, how you get there is important, but the end result is almost always the same – your brain releases hormones like dopamine, endorphin, oxytocin, and several others which boost your overall well-being. Of course, the feeling we all focus on is happiness, and yes – all these hormones contribute to us feeling happy.
Reduce Stress & Anxiety
We’ve all twirled one off after a stressful day. Why? It’s very simple – female masturbation can help alleviate stress, as it releases the hormones oxytocin and dopamine. Oxytocin helps reduce the cortisol (stress hormone) levels in our bodies, while dopamine helps create a sense of euphoria which takes your mind off stressful topics and gives your brain a break.
Can Reduce Pain & Hypersensitivity
An orgasm is an event with a strong effect on our minds, and the surge of hormones is so powerful, it can help reduce hypersensitivity and pain. All your nerve endings are blasted with happy hormones and your brain feels less pain for a while after you’ve orgasmed. Try masturbating next time you have menstrual cramps, headaches, or those awful chronic migraines!
Boost Focus & Concentration
Science tells us that dopamine helps not only with happiness but also with learning. The happier you feel, the easier it is for you to stay motivated and open to new experiences – and learn new things!
Lack of dopamine has been related to learning difficulties and procrastination too, so next time you have a big project at work that requires you to stay focused for long periods, take a break and pleasure yourself! It’ll provide added clarity and concentration that comes after you orgasm.
It’s the 21st century and we all have problems falling asleep. Female masturbation helps us relax and puts our bodies to sleep just like exercise. It’s simple – the oxytocin suppresses the cortisol in our body and gives us that dazed feeling we need to catch the train to Sleepsville.
There’s no point in turning in your bed for hours on end – just get your panties off and get to work! You’ll be on the road to Dreamland in no-time!
The negative effects of the 21st-century lifestyle are well known. We’re less productive, anxious, stressed out – and all these affect our sex drive too! The taboos regarding sex and women’s sex toys are going down, but so is the average libido. It’s simply hard to get into it with our professional and private matters constantly buzzing in our heads, isn’t it?
Well, female masturbation can help you boost your libido by making you a bit more knowledgeable about your body. You’re in close contact with yourself, which can teach you a lot about what you like and don’t like it when you get naked with your partner.
End result? More sex hunger and more confidence!
It’ll Make It Easier To Orgasm
Reaching the promised land of Orgasmia can be hard for some of us! It’s hard to focus on getting there with all the hormones pounding our brain, the gasps, and paying attention to our partner – the sheer amount of will-power and focus required to get us there is no joke!
If you wanna speed things up and be more in control of your body during sex, masturbation is the answer. Why? Because practice makes perfect! Masturbating regularly will help you gain control over your flow, but you’ll also learn how to maintain it, and how to shut all unwanted sensations out!
It Makes You More Mindful
All the boosts you get from female masturbation and sex make it sound like these activities affect us like steroids. In some ways, yes, they do, but they also help us be more in touch with ourselves.
Orgasms make it easier for us to shut off the conscious parts of our brains for a fraction of a second, and in turn, this allows us to fully immerse in the enjoyment the orgasm brings – undisturbed by thoughts, ideas, worries. Nothing but 100% pleasure!
Can Make You More Body-Positive
The beauty standards are getting crazier by the day, and it’s almost impossible to keep up! I know we all want to look great and feel sexy, but the truth lies in all the cliches we’ve been hearing in the last two decades – looking good is all about feeling good and loving yourself.
The more you stay in contact with your body, the more you’ll learn to appreciate its beauty and imperfection. A good feeling is the best gift you can give yourself, and you deserve every bit of it. To turn that good feeling into lasting positivity, just pay attention to how your body responds to every touch down there – and you’ll create an unbreakable mind-body bond which will fill you with love and confidence!
Female masturbation is something much more than a release valve, or a pleasure-only activity. It’s healthy for us! That doesn’t mean you should go overboard and masturbate anytime you feel a bit bad or you need some extra motivation, but as long as you don’t go overboard, lube up, pipe down and get down!
Of course, don’t be afraid to incorporate some women’s sex toys while you’re at it. They can simplify the whole experience and intensify the pleasure – a win-win!