Masturbation has earned a really bad reputation since time immemorial as one of the most taboo activities that a man can ever do.
However, scientific discoveries over the years have proved that self-stimulation may not be just about pleasuring yourself, but also about keeping erectile tissues in tiptop shape and a bevy of other health benefits.
Here are four of the best reasons why you should start having masturbation on your regular schedule as soon as you can…
It improves your overall well-being.
During the act of masturbation, the brain releases hormones called endorphins. Aside from basically uplifting your mood, endorphins also help relieve stress, reduce pain and even improve your sleeping cycle.
What makes the whole thing even more interesting is the body doesn’t seem to become immune to the effects of endorphins. You’ll still experience the same positive effects when they’re released each and every time.
It keeps the erectile tissues flexible.
The penis is lined with erectile tissues that get firm when they’re supplied with a sufficient amount of blood. Although they’re naturally built to stay as elastic and functional for years and years, not giving them enough “exercise” can make them rather rigid, which basically means weaker erections.
According to an Australian study in 2004, men who masturbated regularly kept their erectile tissues strong and healthy. Besides making it extremely easy for them to get rock hard on demand, they also don’t have a problem sustaining a stable erection for a very long time.
It gets rid of depression.
Based on a study of the brain activities of men who had masturbation on their regular schedule in Spain, scientists learned that it improved the release of mood-enhancing natural chemicals, namely dopamine and serotonin.
Apart from instantly making a man happier, these natural chemicals also deal with hormonal imbalances in the brain that can lead to extreme sadness and depression. Amazingly, masturbating just once already releases a full day’s worth of serotonin and dopamine in the body.
It keeps your prostate healthy.
Over the years, the free radicals and toxins in the male reproductive system can lead to the development of cancer if not taken care of properly. Masturbation is perhaps the most natural and pleasurable way you can go for to get the job done.
Based on a study in Melbourne, men who ejaculated 6 to 7 times a week through masturbation kept their urogenital tract free from cancer-causing toxins and free radicals.