Benefits of Regular Masturbation For Men & Women

Benefits of Regular Masturbation For Men & Women

There’s so much to unpack and discover when it comes to masturbation for both men and women. While we know it’s still a stigma in Asian culture, it shouldn’t be — it’s as natural as breathing and essential.

Masturbation is a part of human self-expression, and whether you’re engaged in solo or partner play, the benefits of regular masturbation for men and women are endless. Let’s go beneath the surface and why this act of pleasure should be a regular thing.


What is Masturbation?

Essentially, masturbation means stimulating the genitals or other areas of the body for pleasure.

Not only is it a natural act of pleasure, but it’s healthy to engage in regular masturbation for both men and women. Several studies and reports detail the findings of the physical and psychological benefits of stimulating your parts. 


How Does One Masturbate?

In this day and age, masturbation takes many forms and they can differ for men and women. We’ve broken it down into three ways:

Using a limb 

Most common would be the hand. This involves using the hand to touch, hit, rub, squeeze in motion (side to side or top to bottom) on the penis or vulva.

Using a sex toy

There are different sex toys for different erogenous zones. Using a toy typically involves nudging or pressing the stimulated head to the clitoris or G-spot for women, and twisting or stroking for men.

Using an organ

This one is genital-on-genital action, with masturbation taking place by stimulating penis-to-vulva and/or 


Benefits of Regular Masturbation For Women

Listen up, ladies — regular masturbation isn’t just about toe-curling climax. Sometimes, it’s about the journey of getting there. Let’s face it; the ride is almost just as satisfying. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s why you should be masturbating more often:


Stress relief

It’s not uncommon for someone to masturbate when they feel overwhelmed. It’s a fantastic stress-buster, releases tension, and promotes relaxation.

Better sleep

Yes, massaging your erogenous zones can take you to lullaby land sooner than you think. Remember, with every orgasm, the body releases endorphins (love hormone) and oxytocin (pain killer), putting you in a state of calm and ease — perfect for falling asleep.

Pelvic floor health

The pelvic floor is the muscular base of the abdomen, supporting the bladder, bowel, and uterus. Regular masturbation strengthens the pelvic floor muscles, even reducing the risk of issues such as urinary incontinence and pelvic pain.

Elevates mood

It’s no secret that a woman glows differently and feels happy after sex or masturbation (and it shows). During masturbation, her feel-good neurotransmitters are kicking in high gear, leaving a sense of joy in her heart and a glow on her cheeks.


Not to mention, masturbation is a pleasure-filled journey of discovery. You get to learn more about your body, what you enjoy, what you don’t, and how it all contributes to the human need for pleasure. It’s an experience worth going back to ever so often.

Relieves menstrual cramps

Want to ease your period cramps and pain? Masturbation may just work. The endorphins released during masturbation help block pain and provide temporary relief. Some also believe muscle contractions and blood flow to the genitals have the same positive effect.


Benefits of Regular Masturbation For Men

Gentlemen, your time is up. It’s time to fully understand the benefits of walking the dog. Because, trust us when we say, it feels good, but it does your body plenty of good too.

Prostate health

Research suggests that regular ejaculation may help to reduce the risk of prostate cancer as it flushes out harmful toxins.

Stress reduction

Masturbation does the same miracle for the ladies. It lowers your cortisol levels, loosens the muscles, and experiences a deeper ease.

Better sexual performance

While performance anxiety is real, regular masturbation has been shown to help men maintain erectile function and have better stamina and sexual performance.

Better sleep

Similar to women, orgasms release feel-good hormones that promote a calm and relaxing feeling, therefore improving overall sleep.

Boosting immunity

Believe it or not, some studies suggest that regular masturbation has a link to strengthening the immune system for men. It helps them fight off pesky flu and infections.


How Much Masturbation is Too Much?

As they say, “Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing.” While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this, it’s essential to listen to your body and strike a balance that works for you.

Masturbating too much could lead to issues like chafing, loss of interest in partner play, and general discomfort. If there are concerns or questions you may have about your sexual lifestyle, we suggest seeking a healthcare professional for guidance.

More than physical disadvantages, the more concerning impacts of excessive masturbation are its consequences on one’s mental health. Based on expert advice from certified Latinx sex therapist Janet Brito, PhD, LCSW, CST, she suggests that it’s important to evaluate the reasons that compel your masturbation lifestyle and practices, such as:


Are you using porn and/or masturbation as a form of comfort?

Are you using masturbation to avoid difficult conversations with a partner?

Do you end up masturbating because you’ve faced severe rejection?


She goes on to say that masturbation isn’t a direct cause of erectile dysfunction if that’s what you’re worried about, but your technique does make a difference.

Don’t worry, if you need a range on how often you can masturbate; check this out — according to European Urology, a study titled Ejaculation Frequency and Risk of Prostate Cancer: Updated Results with an Additional Decade Follow-up went so far as to say that masturbating 21 times a month is even optimal for prostate health.


Considerations for Masturbation

We don’t want to be a party pooper offering a long list of considerations to spoil your fun, so we’ll keep it short:


Whether you’re using your hands or sex toys, keeping them clean and sanitised to prevent potential infections or irritation is of 10/10 importance.


Remember that masturbation is a personal choice. So, never feel pressured to be part of any partner play that you’re not comfortable with. Set your boundaries and make sure that the other party respects that.


Now, bear in mind that masturbation is supposed to be fun. Don’t be afraid to experiment and explore what feels good for you. After all, a little bit of everything can’t be bad, right?


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Are you feeling a little more prepared than before? We sure hope so. The benefits of regular masturbation for men and women are indeed worth exploring.

So, whether you’re flying solo or bringing a partner along for the ride, self-pleasure is a vital component for any fulfilling sex life/relationship. We’d love to show you how you can take your sexcapades to the next level with our range of sex toys for men and women.

There’s a whole world to explore, but toys are perfect for beginners. If you feel that having visual pleasure helps set the mood, we have a collection of sexy lingerie that are ready to tease and please. 

Now, it’s time for you to spread your wings, whoops, legs, and get started. We’re sure in time, with regular practice, you’ll be a master at masturbation.