7 Benefits of Making Love…To Yourself

Oftentimes, people look down on masturbation. Some think it’s gross, some think it’s too personal to talk about with friends, and some are just downright ashamed. But it’s absolutely normal and one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Working in an adult store, I’ve never been a stranger to masturbation or any type of sex, for that matter. It was all around me–the whips, chains, self-pleasing toys, and how-to books—I couldn’t escape it. One day, I remember seeing a very wise quote from filmmaker Woody Allen: “Don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone you love.”

He’s right. Masturbation is sex with someone you love, an most importantly, one of the safest types of sex you’ll ever have. But that’s not all there is to it. DJing (as I like to call it) comes with a string of benefits and allows you to become more comfortable with your body. Here are the benefits of masturbating:

1. It. Feels. Amazing!

I think this goes without saying. Whether you’re penetrating your insides or stimulating your clitoris, it feels immaculate. And it doesn’t take much to get you there. Fingers are ideal, but if you want to enhance the experience, there are a sh*tload of fun toys to choose from.

2. It’s Safe

Masturbation is one of the safest ways to satisfy your sexual crave. You don’t have to worry about getting pregnant or contracting and STD.

3. Helps you learn your body

Masturbation allows you to explore and learn what pleases you. You may discover that you orgasm harder through clitoral stimulation rather vaginal penetration. You learn what makes you tingle and go crazy which helps you communicate what you like and don’t like to your partner.

4. Reduces Stress

Studies show that masturbation can reduce stress and other life-altering ailments. And I can vouch for that. There have been many times I needed a “release” and DJing did the trick for me.

5. Releases sexual tension

It damn sure comes in handy for those times you’re sexually frustrated but don’t want to engage in casual sex with a random. If a guy asks you out but you fear the urge to jump his bones, set time aside to DJ before he picks you up. The urge will settle and you can enjoy your date without sex on the brain. Trust me, it works.

6. Keeps your heart healthy

Did you know that heart disease is the no. 1 killer of women? There are a number of things you can do to prevent it, including masturbation. It gets the blood flowing and according to science, women who experience more orgasms lessen their risk of coronary heart disease and type-2 diabetes.

7. Keeps Vagina Healthy

If you regularly do your kegel exercises, you go Glen Coco! Orgasms give similar benefits; It helps strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. It also keeps your muscles healthy and prevents urinary incontinence.
Another thing: When you orgasm, your muscles contract. Contracting those muscles can relieve cramping during that time of the month.