Masturbation, also called solo play, non-penetrative sex. It is regarded as a taboo topic, something dirty, a bad habit that should not rear its head in public discourse.
The word masturbation has a bad reputation, It should not be discussed probably because it is a private matter, especially the one that deals with sexual organ/sexual pleasure.
Do you think likewise or otherwise? Your answer to that question points to your belief system.
What does masturbation involve? It is primarily done for sexual pleasure, it involves stimulating oneself by touching, rubbing, pressing, or massaging the sexual organ, nipples, anus, and other erogenous areas.
It can be done with fingers, objects like vibrators, dildo, hand etc, or a combination of both. It is also done against objects such as a pillow.
As a woman are you aware of your sexual likes and dislikes? There is a part of our genitalia called the clitoris, – it is a small, sensitive organ made of erectile tissue in the vulva of the female reproductive system. It contains thousands of nerve endings that make it an extremely sensitive organ.
When you get involved in solo play, it stimulates the clitoris and produces sensations of sexual arousal usually to the point of orgasm.
Although, many women find their natural lubrication sufficient, still, lubricant can be used during masturbation. Some women can stimulate themselves sexually by crossing their legs tightly and clenching the muscles in their legs, creating pressure on their sexual organs.
This can potentially be done in public without observers noticing. Another way to fulfil this desire is to let your mind wander through sexual though lewd thoughts, memories of previous sexual encounters, fantasies, porny videos, books.
While reading different online articles to come up with this write up, many of the articles available online agree that masturbation improves one’s mental and physical health. It can lead to higher self-esteem, relieve depression.
When you become aroused, the hormone levels of mood-boosting dopamine and epinephrine soar in your body, relieve from cramps and back pain to headaches and joint aches, stimulation of blood flow to the vulva which stimulates lubrication, this relieves some discomfort from vaginal atrophy or dryness which is a common side effect of menopause.
As you masturbate, the contractions as you climax which may be the funniest way to exercise and strengthen your pelvic floor. Masturbation can help relieve emotional stress.
The sexual climax leaves an individual in a relaxed and contented state, frequently followed by drowsiness and sleep. It can also enhance your relationship with your partner since you know yourself physically
“Hormones are also a reason you may sleep better after masturbating. After you orgasm your body releases vasopressin. This accompanies melatonin which controls your sleep cycle. As oxytocin calms your mind and dopamine and serotonin leave you feeling super satisfied it could be the perfect combination for healthy, deep REM sleep,” according to Forbes’ writeup on health benefits of masturbation.
Inserting sexual objects during masturbation may be risky. There was a real-life scenario of a woman who was admitted into the hospital, the pencils she was using for masturbation got stuck in her bladder having pierced her urethra.
Though religious beliefs, sexual orientation and other factor label this act as bad. And some women have personally decided to abstain from this act for the religious or personal reasons, whichever one you decide, ensure you are at peace with your decision.
Let’s have your take on this, what do you make of masturbation?