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5 Benefits of Self-Pleasure

The best hack for confidence and more.

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5 Benefits of Self-Pleasure

The best hack for confidence and more.

Masturbation May is right around the corner so it’s only right to dive deep into why we love self-pleasure. Oh and in the wise words of Billie Eilish, “People should be jerking it, man. I can’t stress it enough.”

During COVID-19 isolation, self-pleasure became a widely discussed topic — we know, shocker. For some of us, pleasure was the only reason we didn’t go completely off-grid. But it’s not only beneficial in times of crisis.

Masturbation is a great method for enhancing self confidence, both in and outside of the bedroom.  As Eilish shared in a recent interview, her self-love routine has helped manage her body dysmorphia. ”People should be jerking it, man. I can’t stress it enough, as somebody with extreme body issues and dysmorphia that I’ve had my entire life.” She continued, “Partly because it’s hot, but it also makes me have such a raw, deep connection to myself and my body and have a love for my body that I have not really ever had.”

 

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Now, if you’re a woman reading this, self-pleasure having a host of benefits is most likely no surprise. I mean, the holiday was created after Dr. Jocelyn Elders, the first Black woman to be titled U.S. Surgeon General, was given pushback when aiming to add masturbation to federal sex education. Of course, she was fired for suggesting what society deemed to be radical at the time. But clearly, she was on to something because we now have an entire month to celebrate the beauty of masturbation.

So, if you’re intrigued and seeking to elevate your solo sex life, keep reading for the top benefits of masturbation, as told by experts.

For more on sex, here’s every sex secret Billie Eilish spilled this week.

1. Mental wellness: Stress reduction and mood enhancement, which can act as anxiety and depression prevention.

2. Improvement of sleep.

3. Increase of focus.

4. Pain reduction.

5. Enhances your sex life by giving you a better understanding of your body.

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