Why Masturbation Is Good For You
I was checking out a popular men’s magazine over the weekend and I was shocked how it portrayed masturbation as something that could ruin a guy’s sex life if done regularly.
Now while I agree that excessive masturbation can easily result in painful chafing and even blisters if done over the top, self-stimulation when done moderately isn’t just an easy way to experience a pleasurable orgasm by yourself…
It is also a scientifically-proven method to relieve stress and even help you become more mentally focused as a person. Now I know that might sound a bit strange now, but it will all make sense when you follow along…
If you’re anything like most men, you’ve probably heard about the negative effects of masturbation while growing up. From making your palms hairy, to making you totally lose your sight, “self-love” gets a real bad rap.
One theory in the ancient medical field even claimed that masturbation was the principal cause of all mental illnesses known to man.
However, when I was doing some research, I stumbled upon a very good piece of information that will definitely change your perspective on masturbation.
According to a study by the American Neurological Society, masturbation does more to the body than just letting you experience a gratifying release. It also boosts your brain’s production of dopamine, which basically makes you happier and significantly reduces the amount of stress your body may be going through at a given time.
Based from the data they gathered among participants from various cities in the United States, the brain always experienced a spike in dopamine production when the sensitive nerve endings were stimulated, or in other words when a guy began stroking himself in the act of masturbation.
Although this increase in dopamine may be slow to some men or even a bit fast to others, all guys who took part in the study were found to have elevated levels of this natural “happiness” chemical before they achieved orgasm.
And just to give you some more detail about this study, the ages of the participants ranged from 22 to 60. Their occupations were also very diverse. Just to mention some, there were students, construction workers, teachers, bankers, advertising executives, farmers and doctors.
This simply means that no matter how old you are or what you do for a living, the effect of masturbation on you is like to be the same.
What the researchers found even more interesting is that masturbation also helped curb the amount of stress the participants were going through, which also improved their moods in the process. When they gave it a closer look, the significant spike in dopamine also forced the production of cortisol or stress hormones to grind almost to a halt.
The next time you need a bit of cheering up, improve your mood and relieve stress the most pleasurable way you can. Go ahead and masturbate (but never even think about having sex on the beach).