Is Masturbation Good for You? Know 6 Surprising Benefits

First things first, masturbation is natural, healthy and safe as well. Even if no one talks about it, chances are it’s part of their routine (in a big way!)

According to a study, 95% of men and 89% of women masturbate regularly! Interestingly, 70% of married couples masturbate, and that too quite often!  😉 Foetuses have even been found to masturbate in the womb! (we’re not kidding, you can google this!) It is afterall, a perfectly normal, self-soothing behaviour, as well as a wonderful avenue via which to get to know your own body.

So let’s explore the benefits of masturbation (there are many) as well as address common myths and concerns about the potential “side effects” of masturbation.

A Lowdown On Masturbation

Masturbation is a safe and enjoyable way to discover what makes you tick. It's a natural response to your body's desire for pleasure. It involves touching, stroking, and rubbing your genitals to feel good. And guess what?-- It's totally healthy. 

But the big question is how much masturbation is too much masturbation? There is no specific number of times that is considered "normal" or "ideal" for masturbating in a day. It varies greatly from person to person and depends on individual preferences, circumstances, and sexual drive. What matters most is that it should not interfere with daily responsibilities, relationships, or overall well-being. Some people do it multiple times a day, others occasionally, and some never — all are perfectly normal behaviours.

6 Benefits Of Masturbation

Let's dive into the delightful world of intimate self-love and explore its amazing benefits:

  • The “Post-O” Glow                                            

Think of masturbation as  one more step to your skincare routine! One of the delightful perks of masturbation is the radiant, post-orgasm glow. It’s like a mini facial, courtesy of increased blood flow and those wonderful endorphins. Your skin will thank you!

  • Bye Bye Stress

Feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? Masturbation is here to save the day! It’s a fantastic stress buster. In fact, orgasm can melt away anxiety and make you feel as happy as a clam! 

  • Sleep Like a Baby

Struggling with sleep? Masturbation can be your new bedtime routine. The relaxation and release of oxytocin can make you drift off into dreamland faster than a lullaby!

  • Pelvic Power

Regular masturbation acts like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. Stronger pelvic muscles mean more intense orgasms. It’s like going to the gym, but way more fun 😉

  • No More Period Cramps

Another stellar benefit of masturbation is that it can help ease those pesky period cramps. The muscle contractions during orgasm can relieve menstrual pain and make you feel a whole lot better. 

  • Boosts Your Libido

Contrary to the myth, masturbation can actually boost your libido by keeping your sexual desire alive and kicking. It’s like keeping the flames of passion burning, even when you are all alone. 

Now that we have acquainted ourselves with the benefits of masturbation, let us see how we can add that extra dash of fun to our me time. 😉

6 Ways To Master The Art Of Masturbation

Masturbation is the most pleasurable way to explore your body. So instead of getting done with the act the boring way, you can make it more exciting with sex toys, music, or lubes. Here are some tips to make your self love time more pleasurable. 

  • Read Some Erotic Adventures

Masturbation isn’t just physical—it's a mental playground! Fire up your imagination with steamy art, or spicy novels.

  • Lube It Up

Wetter is definitely better! Adding a splash of female or male masturbation lube such as Leezu’s Love Jelly or Self Love Coconut Oil to your solo sessions can make every touch feel incredible. It’s like turning up your pleasure dial and how! 

  • Explore Your Body

Unlock the secrets of your body's hot spots. For ladies, think clitoris, nape and nipples. For gents, it’s all about the penis shaft or ears. Discover what makes your senses tingle.

  • Try Out New Places

From a back-lying bed fan to a standing-in-the-shower enthusiast, no matter what your jam is, you can always shake things up! Try new positions to figure out the best way to pleasure yourself.

  • Toy Around

Hands are great, but why not mix it up with some masturbation toys for men and women? Think Leezu’s Natkhat massager, Pyaari or Toofaan automatic stroker for men. These toys bring a whole new world of sensations to explore.

  • Share The Fun

Spice up your sex life by sharing the solo fun. Watch your partner pleasure themselves or let them watch you. This will pique your excitement and sensual hunger for each other. 

Debunking Some Common Myths About Masturbation 

To justify the positive effects of not masturbating, a lot of myths have been doing the rounds. Come, let’s reveal the truth one by one: 

Myth: Masturbation always leads to an orgasm.

Sometimes it's more about exploring yourself, getting in tune with your body, and figuring out what you like. Don't fret if you don’t orgasm every time. After all, it’s not a race to the finish line. 

Myth: Masturbation only involves stimulating your genitals.

Do you ever daydream about someone special and suddenly feel turned on? Mental masturbation is a real thing! Fantasising about scenarios and imagining every steamy detail can be just as satisfying. 

Myth: Masturbating implies that you are not sexually satisfied in your relationship.

Self-love should not cease just because you're in a relationship. You don’t have to rely on your partner for all your sexual satisfaction. No one knows your fantasies or understands your body like you do. Balancing masturbation and partner sex can actually help improve your experiences together.

Myth: If you masturbate too much, you'll prefer it to partner sex.

Masturbation is great, but it doesn't replace the connection you get from sex with your partner. You can't have a cosy cuddle session on your own, can you? In fact, mutual masturbation is a fantastic way to explore each other.

Myth: Masturbation can lead to Prostate Problems

This is an age-old debate that hasn’t found a firm medical standing! Turns out, science is still figuring this one out! In fact, there are some studies that suggest that frequent ejaculation could actually lower the risk! We suggest you keep enjoying your solo sessions till the researchers do the heavy lifting to alleviate this myth!

Are there any Side Effects Of Masturbation?

None! None! None!

Masturbation has absolutely no side effects! You just have to be a little gentle and follow the right techniques. If done vigorously or without adequate lubrication, it may cause temporary irritation or chafing of the genitals. This discomfort can usually be alleviated by using water-based lubes, which can even enhance pleasure.

Note: If you find that masturbation is disrupting your daily routine, causing you to neglect important responsibilities or use it to cope with real-life challenges, seeking guidance from a therapist or professional support could be beneficial.

Tips To Manage The Urge To Excessively Masturbate

If masturbation starts feeling like it's taking over your life, these some simple tricks to help you out:

  • Divert Your Attention

Pick up a new hobby to replace the time you spend on masturbating. Start working on personal goals as having something to strive for can keep you focused and away from temptation.

  • Socialise

Loneliness can lead to an idle mind, which can do more harm than you think. Get out there and socialise! Keeping your mind busy with social interactions to help keep your thoughts off masturbation.

  •  Exercise

Exercise is a fantastic way to stay mentally strong. Activities like running, swimming, walking, or jogging can reduce stress and keep you calm. Believe us, 30 minutes of exercise a day can make a huge difference.

Parting Words 

Masturbation, as we've discovered, is all about tuning into your body's rhythms and discovering what makes your senses tingle. 

Whether you're using your hands or taking things up a notch with masturbation toys, the key is to keep it fun, safe, and hygienic. While there is no understating the benefits of masturbation and taking always from its credit of being a fantastic way to unwind, it shouldn't turn into a full-time hobby that eclipses other joys in life. Keep it balanced, keep it healthy, and most importantly, keep it fun. 

Frequently Asked Questions On Masturbation 

Do men masturbate more than women?

The truth is, both men and women enjoy a good solo session, but society has often been more open about men doing it. So, while it might seem like men masturbate more, women are just as much likely to indulge. 

Which is the best male masturbation toy? 

The world of male masturbation toys is like a candy store for adults! However, Toofaan and Toofaan Intense from Leezu’s are definitely the best masturbation toys for men. 

Which is the best female masturbation toy? 

There is a plethora of female sex toys for both external and internal stimulation. We recommend Pyaari for external stimulation and Jaadugar for both internal and & external stimulation by Leezus. They are intuitive  to use, body safe, and give big, big O’s. 

Should I hide masturbating from my partner?

Whether or not to disclose your masturbation habits to your partner is a personal decision that depends on your relationship dynamics, communication style, and comfort level. In healthy relationships, open and honest communication is key. Discussing sexual preferences, desires, and habits can strengthen intimacy and trust between partners.