8 Interesting Facts about Female Masturbation

November 18, 2019
Although even today it remains a taboo subject, female masturbation could be very beneficial for mental and physical health.

Female masturbation is one of those issues that causes embarassment in many women. This is not only because of a lack of information, but because of all the taboos exist surrounding the topic.

Unfortunately, women’s knowledge has been limited with respect to their bodies and their sexuality. This is a direct result of false beliefs and information about the topic. Overall, the belief that female masturbation is bad or improper is one of the biggest barriers to women enjoying its benefits.

Fortunately, nowadays most of the myths have become history. Increasingly, there are more women giving themselves pleasure on a regular basis.

The interesting thing is that it’s now even being recommended by sexologists and psychologists, since it can help improve your well-being.

Because of this, we’ve dedicated this post to 8 interesting facts that will encourage you to enjoy it without fear or embarrassment.

8 curiosities about female masturbation

According to a publication in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry, in women, masturbation can occur in many ways. In general, the hand and finger make circular movements, back and forth, or up and down, against the clitoral area.

However, many prefer to avoid direct stimulation of the clitoris because of its extreme sensitivity. Also, this study indicates that through masturbation many women need less than 4 minutes to reach orgasm. Best of all, it’s a practice which has many benefits. Here are the details.

1. It improves your mood

Female masturbation improves women's mood

Women who masturbate have a more relaxed state of mind. Plus, they tend to not get stressed as much as those who deprive themselves of this wonderful practice.

The pleasure that you feel in doing it provides the release of endorphins and serotonin, two neurotransmitters associated with happiness and well-being.

2. Safe sex

As long as proper hygiene measures are applied, female masturbation can be considered a safe sexual practice. As a Planned Parenthood publication points out, with masturbation there is no risk pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.

3. It helps you sleep better

Female masturbation helps you sleep better

The feeling of pleasure and well-being achieved with masturbation has a positive effect on your quality of sleep.

Women who tend to masturbate before bedtime often have a deeper and uninterrupted sleep.

This is due to the release of hormones inducing physical and mental relaxation ,which is key to sleeping soundly.

4. It could reduce menstrual cramps

Masturbation is not a miracle cure against the physical pain. However, it can help in the reduction and control of menstrual cramps.

The arousal that you get by stimulating the clitoris and the vagina helps to reduce the feeling of pain in your stomach during menstruation, especially thanks to the release of chemicals in the brain such as serotin and endorphins.

5. It improves sexual performance

Imrpoves sexual performance

Women who are not afraid to enjoy this pleasant activity tend to have better sex. This is a result of being more secure about themselves and knowing their bodies well.

During masturbation, you can explore sensitive places. This can then help stimulate couples and help them enjoy sex to the fullest.

It also gives licence to imagination and fantasies, heightening your sexual desire and a willingness to try new things.

6. It helps you reach orgasm more easily

Those who have problems regularly achieving orgasm can get a lot out of exploring the most sensitive parts of their body.

Female masturbation is exciting, it works pelvic floor muscles and enables you to reach climax easier.

The clitoris has more than 8,000 nerve endings. After being stimulated, they lead to untold sensations of pleasure.

In fact, contrary to what many people think, most orgasms are achieved thanks to the clitoris and not penetration.

7. It helps avoid anorgasmia and vaginismus

It helps avoid anorgasmia and vaginismus

In addition, self-stimulation and the pleasure that you experience work as therapy for those who fail to achieve orgasm during sexual intercourse.

Also, it’s a great remedy against the contraction of the vaginal muscles, better known as vaginismus.

These conditions are the most common reasons for gynecological consultation, since they tend to affect sexual performance.

8. It helps burn calories

Looking for a healthy way to burn calories? Look no further!

Female masturbation can help you burn calories, depending on how long you do it for, the stimulation, and the intensity of the pleasure.

Overall, don’t be afraid to enjoy all these benefits of masturbation. As a woman, you are entitled to know and enjoy your body whenever you wish.

Throw out your fears and prejudices and begin experiencing all the feelings that will give you a better sense of well-being.

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