Female masturbation is not a subject popularly discussed (unlike male masturbation). As women become independent, it has given room for masturbation as its a means to reach climax. 

Note that, female sexual needs and desires are as equally as important as males.

Nevertheless, there are excellent health benefits of female masturbation you might like to have a knowledge about which are listed below.

1. Virtually little or no disease is associated with masturbation.

Masturbating alone is the safest sexual activity out there. Masturbation don’t give people STD. STDs don’t magically appear out of thin air, they have to be passed from one person to another. So if you’re alone masturbating, there’s no chance of getting an STD.

2. Strengthens sexual relationship with your partner in bed.

Because many couples have different sexual drives and needs, masturbation is one way to meet the personal needs not met by a partner. Still, it can be shared with a partner. Watching a partner masturbate can teach us what methods our partners use and enjoy. It can also open up communication between partners who might assume that the old routine is okay when it could use a refresher.

3. Improves mood and relieves stress.

Masturbation helps relieve depressed feelings. Many studies show that women who report personal satisfaction with their sex lives live a better quality of life overall.

A sex therapist Lonnie Barbach explains that the stress from avoiding sex can create body imbalances. Masturbation can help relieve emotional stress because we’re taking time for ourselves, amidst the demands of home, family and work.

4. Female masturbation helps prevent cervical infections and relieves urinary tract infections.

Studies are showing that female masturbation can provide protection against cervical infections because when women masturbate, the orgasm “tents” or opens the cervix. Many women with urinary tract infections (UTI) report the desire to masturbate when they feel a UTI coming on, and for a good reason: masturbating helps relieve pain, lubricates the vagina, and flushes old, “unfriendly” bacteria from the cervix.

5. You’ll be less dependent.

Which means you won’t be calling up that bad guy simply because you’re burning with sexual desire.

If you’re having an urge, don’t be scared to handle it yourself. Not only will you have helped yourself, you won’t have to deal with the regret of sleeping with that jerk.

6.It helps reach climax and having a sound sleep.

Once you reach climax, the hormone prolactin is released in your brain, which leads to the refractory period after orgasm—where you’re spent you can’t climax again—as well as an increase in drowsiness.

What’s more, within 60 seconds of orgasm, good hormone oxytocin surges through your system —ultimately lowering the stress hormone cortisol to promote better sleep, according to Sara Gottfried, M.D., author of The Hormone Cure.

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