We all know masturbating feels great but that’s not all it can do. It really does hold some serious benefits. 

Research has actually shown that masturbating can help improve our immune functions. This meaning that rubbing one out regardless of your gender/sex can help you in the long-run fight off things like infections and so forth. I know, it might sound odd, but it’s important to be aware of. 

Back in roughly 2004, a study was published that followed 11 men that was able to find that sexual arousal and orgasms, in general, activated things within our immune systems that most of us would not expect. It was a small-scale study, but it opened the door for a lot of things and it was found that masturbating was able to increase the number of white blood cells. 

For this study, those involved had their white blood cells counted before and after masturbating. This providing quite accurate results and really showing the power of orgasm. There is really no denying that getting off has its benefits. 

This all having been said, getting off, in general, provides benefits, that being whether you’re alone or with someone else. Sex or masturbating can be used as exercise when you really think about it. It’s good for a lot of things. It gets us going and really helps improve our moods overall. 

Insider wrote as follows on this topic:

But masturbation has also been found to stimulate the production of endocannabinoids, according to The Journal of Sexual Medicine. These neurotransmitters are a part of the endocannabinoid system, which plays a critical role in regulating the body. Stimulating the endocannabinoid system — like through an orgasm — may have positive effects on the immune system, inflammation, and the stress response

Frequent orgasm can also have long-term health benefits, whether through masturbation or partner sex. Men who ejaculated between 4 and 7 times a week between the ages of 20 and 29 were at a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer, according to Harvard Health Publishing. This research included ejaculation through masturbation, intercourse, and nocturnal emissions. 

While there isn’t equivalent research for women, Blair recommends that women should masturbate or orgasm daily.

A healthy sex life, either with a partner or with yourself, is certainly good for you — but there doesn’t appear to be an exact number for staying well. Instead, Berman suggests choosing a frequency that is most comfortable for you personally. 

“It’s individually defined for the person and the couple,” says Berman. “There isn’t a number of times that you should be having sex. It’s what’s right for you.”

Perhaps we should be taking care of our needs more than we realize. This kind of thing should be second-nature, shouldn’t it? This kind of thing is great to be aware of.

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