The benefits of self-love
Until recently, masturbation was considered to be a shameful perversion. Hopefully, things have changed! While we’re on the subject, why not take the time to revel in some of its benefits? Below, spotlight on autoeroticism.
Since sexuality is a matter of personal preferences, masturbating allows you to gain a better understanding of your body and your sexual self. In fact, what may be extremely erotic to one person will not necessarily be for another. The challenge? Experiment in order to find out what you really find pleasurable. Think about it: if you don’t know what turns you on, can you truly expect your partner to figure it out for you?
It can compensate for a difference in libido between partners.
Couples who are always sexually in synch are pretty rare! Satisfying each partner’s individual sex drive isn’t always easy. A great way to partly relieve the sexual urges of the partner whose libido is higher, masturbation can offset the imbalance.
It reduces stress and anxiety.
Auto-stimulation enables you to clear your mind and focus on one thing: you! What’s more, while you surrender yourself to the different sensations it provides, your body releases oxytocin and endorphins. These two hormones are known for their euphoria-inducing and relaxing properties. In short, the satisfaction you experience goes far beyond purely physical pleasure.
It allows you to explore.
Granted, sexual exploration can seem intimidating, embarrassing even. However, don’t let it curb your sexual curiosity in any way. After all, the foundation of a truly fulfilling sex life is creativity. Are there things you would like to try with you beau… but not before experiencing them on your own first? Need we say more?
All things considered, Woody Allen said it best: “Don’t knock masturbation. It’s sex with someone you love.”