Is Masturbation Good For You?

Surveys show that 95% of men and around 72%
of women have masturbated in their life. But with rumours that it’s unhealthy, can cause
blindness, and even infertility, can masturbation be good for you? Feeling yourself isn’t just
for single people. 70% of men and 40% of women in relationships reported masturbating within
the 4 weeks leading up to a recent survey. After all, it feels good. Not only is dopamine
released, which helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres, reducing feelings
of stress, but other endorphins released during orgasm can decrease your perception of pain.
For women polishing the pearl can reduce menstrual cramping. And of course with the help of the
hormone prolactin, which is linked to sleep, you’re likely to feel exhausted and catch
some much needed Zs. Feel like you’re coming down with a cold? One study found that in
males, components of the immune system are activated during masturbation, increasing
the number of white blood cells in the bloodstream. Solo sessions might also help men reduce cancer,
with high ejaculation frequency correlating with a decreased risk of total prostate cancer.
Though it’s unclear why, researchers hypothesize that increased ejaculation means potential
carcinogenic secretions in the prostate are excreted more regularly, de-creasing their
negative impact on the body. But why have humans and animals evolved to masturbate if
it’s seemingly a waste of energy or semen in men? Well, it turns out that self-love
can actually improve the quality of sperm. A study showed that recent, male masturbation
reduced the number of sperm inseminated at the next copulation, but not the number retained
by the female. From this, it was concluded that masturbation is a male strategy to improve
the fitness of their sperm, as younger sperm have a higher likelihood of insemination.
Not only that but masturbation can improve your sexual performance. Both women and men
have pelvic floor uscles that stretch from your pubic bone to your tailbone. As we age,
these muscles weaken, causing sexual dysfunction in women and erectile dysfunction in men.
But stroking the penis or clitoris can activate the bulbocavernosis reflex, resulting in pelvic
floor muscles contracting. It’s essentially a workout for your sex muscles. Nitric oxide
levels also diminish with age and can contribute to a decreased sex drive but masturbation
can help maintain it in your blood throughout your life. But while masturbating does have
physiological benefits, it’s important to mix up your technique. Using the same way
to get off every time can make you sexually unresponsive to other types of stimulation.
This could lead to decreased sexual arousal, or performance when it comes time to do the
deed with a real life partner–so make sure you mix it up! At the end of the day, masturbation
is a safe and healthy activity, so put on some music, light those candles, and have
yourself a good night. And if you truly love science, we have a new tshirt on sale for
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100 thoughts on “Is Masturbation Good For You?”

  1. Lol dopemine receptors make you addicted to it and can even get you very addictive almost to the point like meth

  2. But is it good for your hands though? My cousin (now a adult) once told me to not masturbate to much or you could get repetitive strain injury. It’s happened to her and I was there when she had RSI. I could tell it literally sucked because it got so bad that one of her fingers would hurt every time she moved it…

    Be careful kids!

  3. Thanks for sharing the truth.
    But in our India, it's still considered as a "Taboo".
    Help us to vanish this by creating such more videos…

  4. When I was beating my meat inside the toilet my mom suddenly open and say u have nothing to do is it!!!

  5. Wow before seeing i did not know something like this before i thougth masturbating was just a flush pleasure nice to know now

  6. dude there are christians and others who think its the work of the devil and im just moaning saying HAAAAAAAAAWWW YEEEEAAAAAAAHHHH

  7. Hentai? Heathy
    Porn? Pelvic Floor Muscle workout
    Ahegao? Actively fights Prostate Cancer
    Masturbation? Medically Approved

    Hotel? Trivago

  8. This is just but an agent of the devil.. ya'll jus keep beating yo meat n for sure you gonna end up without a spine

  9. Decreasing Prostate cancer ? Fake news it doesn’t change anything.

    Masturbation is not good, it hijackes your reward system, pornography too. Stop masturbating, you’ll feel better after 1 month and more.

    Here are the masturbation symptoms

    foggy (can't think clearly)
    sheepish (following others, can't think for yourself)
    feeling of inferiority
    easily annoyed
    loss of energy
    loss of joy (can't enjoy the simple stuff)
    lacking ambition
    lack of motivation

    can't feel connection to other people
    unable to look others in the eyes
    feeling like the world is against you
    bad posture
    harder to laugh or smilep
    lack of sense of purpose (this is a big one)
    not plannig ahead
    lack of presence
    can't keep up other habits
    falling into bad habits
    unsure of yourself, lack of confidence
    Objectifying women
    can't appreciate women for what they are
    can't love
    Lacking speaking skills/hesitating with words
    overthinking stuff
    less social intelligence
    worse motor skills
    physically weaker
    more easily offended
    creativity & problem solving hampered
    distorted view of sexuality

  10. One time my mom caught me doing it..T~T

    btw this is a really good time right now for this because my parents isn't home—

  11. I’m a straight whackin maniac and I don’t care who said it ain’t good for me. And my wife’s down any time too so I don’t have to but I love it lol. Does anyone find it a turn on for someone to watch you do it ? I’ve not thought of that till recently.

  12. I've had enough with this kind of propaganda. People always say "masturbation is good, it's healthy, it prevents cancer!" Yet here I am alone and pissed off at myself succumbing to dumb carnal urges for so long. It's done nothing for my life. It wastes so much time. It's stupid. And the fact that it's so heavily promoted by (((SCIENCE))) tells me that I should be doing the opposite of what this shitty video tells me.

  13. Have you guys got some good money and stuffs from the porn sites!? I'm not sure but I think you have really got it…

  14. How come men are called disgusting and perverted when they do it when women do it everyone just shrugs it off

  15. @AsapSCIENCE Can you explain what is happening with the prostate after ejaculation , and how long the prostate needs to fully recover after ejaculation ? Edit : I mean about the sphincter muscle recovery

  16. That's all you can get masterbation for you. Lol…. I get more than that in one day but more in my marriage….

  17. It’s either disingenuous or ignorant of the author to not even mention the profound distinction between masturbation alone and masturbation to PORN.

  18. Are you sure those scientific studies conducted by the hippie-generation was not ideologically pro-masturbation, therefore their facts were organized to support the benefits of masturbationb?

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