Mas–tur–bation is sex with someone you love,” said Woody Allen, but many women feel ashamed to do it. Not only is it ok to mas–tur–bate, there are also great health benefits…
If you’re like most women, you’ve been brought up to think of the idea of masturbation as something dirty, shameful or embarrassing.
While masturbation is considered perfectly acceptable for men, it’s always been something of a taboo subject for women. Not only is it not wrong for women, it can actually have far reaching side effects that can be good for your health.
Sexual climax is the primary reason for masturbation
Of course, the primary reason for masturbation is to bring yourself to sexual climax. This can be an important tool in and of itself, as it is the easiest and best way for a woman to become comfortable with her own body. The more you are aware of your own physical needs, the better you’ll be able to communicate them to your partner, which can lead to a better sexual experience for both of you.
…but masturbation has other benefits too
Aside from improving your ability reach orgasm, however, masturbation can actually have other benefits.
Women tend to be more withdrawn in regards to sexual response than men and masturbation is the easiest way to overcome this. There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to enjoy yourself and there should be no reason to hesitate about it.
Masturbation is a great stress reliever
Our daily lives can cause us to be under a great deal of stress and that stress can lead to a variety of health problems. Believe it or not, masturbation is one of the easiest, safest and most pleasurable ways to relieve that stress.
It can even help to improve your mood as the hormones released during orgasm can cause intense feelings of happiness and contentment.
Masturbation can help PMS and migraine sufferers
That same release of hormones can also help to ease certain physical discomfort, including the cramping and irritability of PMS and even, in some cases, the symptoms of migraine headaches. Scientists aren’t sure exactly what the connection is between orgasm and pain relief but many people have found that reaching sexual climax can bring physical relief.
A positive effect for your partner
While masturbation is, necessarily, about self pleasure, it can also have a positive effect for your partner as well. Some men actually get excited by watching their partner masturbate, and having a better idea of what brings you pleasure can help you guide your partner during sex.
You should never feel uncomfortable when it comes to showing your partner what you like, good sex should always be about pleasuring both partners, so don’t sell yourself short.
No need to feel guilty about masturbation
And perhaps the most important thing every woman should know about masturbation is that it is not something you should feel guilty about.
There is nothing wrong with pleasuring yourself, even if you are in a committed relationship. Rather than taking away from your experience with your partner, it only enhances it and by allowing you to become more comfortable and confident with your own body, it can actually be empowering.
Masturbation is normal and natural
It’s not a subject that most women talk about easily, but masturbation is a perfectly normal and natural part of the human experience.
So don’t shy away from the idea of experiencing orgasm, it can be one of the most important things you’ll ever do for yourself. Don’t be ashamed…masturbation shouldn’t be a woman’s dirty little secret!