Once, Priyanka Chopra said the magic words “Why should boys have all the fun?” for an advertisement of a certain scooter company. Today numerous women use that punch line as a shield to block the sexist arguments that the “boys” throw up. But on a very serious note, when guys are asked that if they please themselves or how often they do so, most of them answer very openly without a sense of discomfort, contrary to the girls, who mostly become uncomfortable when asked the same. But why is this discomfort? It is not a crime to please yourself. It is just another kind of “Nature’s Call”, like hunger or sleep or poop. It is noticed often, that in this male-dominated world when a girl raises the topic of sex, she is instantly tagged as a “slut”, but as you know the song “Kuchh Toh Log Kehenge, Logon Ka Kaam Hai Kehna…” Who are they to stop you from pleasing yourself? Masturbation is a healthy activity which does not make a guy, a hunk and a girl, a slut. Rather it helps you to keep your life in a synchronous harmony like the good old Hindi songs. So here are FIVE reasons why you should do it.
1. It Makes You Happy
Masturbation makes you feel happy. You don’t need to dope when you have dopamine and oxytocin! If you’re baffled with those names then you should know that those are the “feel good” hormones, which makes you extremely happy when released through masturbation. Moreover, if you are not satisfied with the biological terms don’t you think it is very much similar to the bite of a chocolate bar when your sweet craving has reached its peak! You are pleasing yourself, your “mind and body, heart and soul”.
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2. Another “Do It Yourself” Tip
So when the desire blazes you up, why would you set back and pretend as if nothing happened and try to sleep. You don’t need your partner, who is miles away or snoring just beside you; you don’t need to respond to the random dude’s booty call on Tinder. Besides you are the best person to please yourself, as you know the ups and downs of your craving. Masturbation does not just keep you satisfied but also it helps you to prevent the Urinary Tract Infection, as it sweeps away the bad bacteria. So you get all of it and yet not dependant on anyone.
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3. “Alice” in the “Wonderland”
Do you remember the song by John Mayer “Your body is a Wonderland”? Oh Yes! You do. Please feel free to be the “Alice” in it. Through the act of masturbation, experts say, that a woman gets acquainted with her body. And through the exploration you will get to know what are the Highs and the Lows of your craving. You will also understand the exact meaning of the words like “climax” and “orgasm”, you’ve come across in a dictionary. It will help you to communicate with your partner in the bed and be vocal about where to touch and where not to.
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4. A Blockbuster Stress-Buster
Most of the individuals in the twenty-first century are stressed, from relationship issues to the bad boss to the neighbouring auntys’ eager questionnaire. And masturbation is definitely the “Khaleesi” of the Stressbusters! Masturbation actually helps you to keep calm, as it releases dopamine and oxytocin and drives away your anxiety and stress. The act of masturbation also helps you to sleep because those hormones promote good sleep as well. Moreover, the experts say that people generally get a good sleep after they masturbate not because they feel tired but they feel satisfied and relaxed.
5. A Friend in Need, Period!
Masturbation helps you during the days of the period. If you masturbate during a period, it helps your body to release certain hormones which help to reduce the menstrual pain and also eases to relax the cramped muscles. And not just menstrual cramps but it also helps to reduce body aches and prevent your body to catch a bad cold. In addition to it, various researches indicate that masturbation is a great exercise for the health of the heart and reduces the risk of type-2 diabetes.