May is Masturbation Month!

May is Masturbation Month and it's time to celebrate! Masturbation is the sexual stimulation of one's own genitals or body for pleasure. It is neither unhealthy or bad and can be done alone or with a partner.

There are many benefits to masturbation for both men and women.

Masturbation can help women....

  • Overcome personal inhibitions while fulfilling their sexual desires which boosts self-esteem and body image.
  • Be more capable of communicating with their partner about what they like and don't like.
  • Relieve menstrual cramps and promote better sleep by releasing endorphins, the body's pleasure chemical.
  • And many more health benefits! See here.

FUN FACT: In 1972, the American Medical Association declared masturbation a normal sexual activity.

Masturbation can help men....

  • Clear disease-causing toxins that build up in the urogenital tract, helping to prevent prostate cancer.
  • Stay harder and last longer by working the pelvic floor muscles to prevent erectile dysfunction and incontinence.
  • Regulate and maintain their immunity by increasing levels of the hormone cortisol during ejaculation as well as neurochemicals like dopamine and oxytocin to boost mood and feelings of satisfaction.
  • And many more health benefits! See here.

So, let's get out there and celebrate! Whether you use your hands or a high quality luxury sex toy, it's time to reclaim the pleasure that you deserve!

Sources: Tickle Your Fancy: A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Self-Pleasure, Dr. Sadie Allison