Why Every Month Should Be Masturbation Month: The Joys of Solo Sex

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May — the official month of masturbation — is over. But does that mean that you should stop pleasuring yourself? Hell no! Regardless of your gender or your sexual preference, the joys of solo sex should always be at the heart of your sex life.

From preventing cancer to retaining youth, masturbation and self-exploration can not only improve your life but sex with your partner, too! So, turn down the lights, burn a candle, get comfy, and engage in some serious self-love.

Need some inspiration? Here are some of our top reasons for getting it on — with yourself —  whatever the month.

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The Journey from Self-Exploration to Sexual Liberation

Remember the old saying “you’ll wear that thing out”, or, even worse, “it’ll drop off”? You know, those dreaded phrases intended to stop you from touching yourself too much? Yeah, well they’re 100% not true! Masturbation doesn’t damage your sex life. In fact, it improves it!

How can you communicate to a partner how you enjoy being touched if you don’t know yourself? Your body is unique and only you know what really turns you on and gets you going. What pressure? What speed? Which spot? Masturbation helps you to understand your body better and discover what works for you sexually. When you know your body, you can better pleasure your body — it’s as simple as that. And, like most things, pleasure is something that only gets better the more you practice.

Not only does self-pleasure teach you about how to really push the right buttons, it’s also an important and worthy act of self-love. We live in a world dominated by self-criticism, but an important movement — the body positive movement — has stepped forward with a crucial message. Now, more than ever, we need to take the time to show ourselves, and our bodies, more love. Think of the things your body is capable of — it’s an amazing thing. Doesn’t it deserve a little of your time and energy?

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!

How is a penis like an inflatable bed? You need to pump it up. Okay, that’s a bad joke, but you have to admit there’s some truth to it. In a study on erectile dysfunction, researchers found that men who had sex or masturbated regularly experienced an increased flow of blood to the genitals and experienced fewer issues getting an erection. What can we learn? The more you masturbate, the less likely your chance of erectile dysfunction. That sounds like a win-win to us.

Hands up if you want to be able to last longer during sex. Yeah? We thought so. Masturbating regularly helps you get used to the intense sensations of sexual stimulation. By masturbating, you build control, stamina, and reduce your chance of premature ejaculation. Think of your penis like a muscle — the more you exercise it, the more reps you can do, and the longer you can exercise for. But when you don’t do it for a while? The muscle weakens, and you can’t go more than five minutes before needing a break. By masturbating regularly, you can enjoy sex for longer and pleasure your partner for longer — we can’t see a downside to that.

You could even take things a step further by using a fleshlight to build your sexual stamina and more accurately simulate sex.

Masturbation- an Elixir of Youth?

What if the secret to eternal youth wasn’t something mysterious and difficult to obtain, but was something incredibly simple? Could pleasure actually be the key to staying young? In a study, Dr David Weeks found that men and women between the ages of 40 and 50 who looked younger had one thing in common — lots and lots of sex. His research found that sexual activity, whether it was between two people, between many people, or good old going solo, helps to keep you looking young.

You know that post-sex glow? That’s the result of blood rushing around your body during sex. This increased circulation of blood also helps to regenerate your cells and even alters your brain. So, not only does sex keep you looking young, but it also makes physical changes to your body that can help you live longer. This is backed by a study by the British Medical Journal, where researchers found that people who had more orgasms experienced a better quality of life, and also lived longer.

So, swap out expensive anti-ageing creams for a good lube and start masturbating. The key to youth and living longer is as simple as that.

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Stress-Busting and Mood-Lifting Orgasms

Ever had a really good orgasm that left you buzzing for the rest of the day? When you orgasm, your brain releases an array of feel-good chemicals including dopamine and oxytocin. Coursing through your body, these chemicals immediately lift your mood, making you feel like you’re on top of the world.

Think of an orgasm as the most powerful, yet legal drug — it’s the most natural and fun way to get high.

Health-Boosting and Disease Preventing Masturbation

What if the joys of sex could actually prevent disease? Good news — it can! A dose of desire, lashings of pleasure, and an unbelievable orgasm is the only medicine you need — we’ll take some of that!

Not only is masturbation fun, but it also has a tonne of health benefits. Here’s a statistic for the men out there — you should masturbate at least 21 times per month. That’s definitely doable, right? The number might seem random, but it’s actually the result of a study that found that regular ejaculation improves overall health. It helps to build up the immune system and keeps your heart healthy. Masturbation can even lower the risk of prostate cancer as it flushes out the toxins that can cause cancer when they build up in the urogenital tract. Rubbing one out takes on a whole new meaning now!

It’s not only men who benefit from masturbation. Research has suggested that regular masturbation can help stave off cervical infections. Even better, masturbation can help to cure period pains and cramps. If sex on your period isn’t your thing, solo sex may be just the ticket. All those endorphins and feel-good sensations can overwhelm those aches and pains and leave you feeling sexy and revived. And, hey, it’s definitely better than a hot water bottle.

Who said living a healthy life was boring?

Masturbation and Sleep

You know that sudden, blissful sleepy feeling that overwhelms you after an earth-shattering orgasm? Well, that’s the result of the physical and emotional release that takes place. Remember those natural chemicals we were talking about? After an orgasm, these work just like a sedative or sleeping pill. Making you more relaxed and less tense, a solo sex session is the perfect primer for sleep.

Sex Toys for Self-Love

There are thousands of sex toys around that will give a boost to any solo sex session. From fleshlights to dildos, vibrators to cock rings, you’re spoiled for choice, so there’s never been a better time for some self-lovin’! Not only are sex toys fun, but they also carry some pretty incredible benefits to your wellbeing. A study found that regular use of a vibrator led to an increase in overall sexual function for both men and women. Women appeared to be more aroused and lubricated, while men had better erectile function.

Don’t just practice self-love in May. Take the time to explore your body and give yourself the pleasure you deserve — whatever the time of year. Browse our collection of sex toys and sex games and get geared up for the best sex of your life.

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