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7 reasons why masturbation is good for women

12 January 2015, 14:32 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi -  In all things sexual, especially in our African society only men get away with doing a lot of things. As African women we are even afraid of masturbation when it is one of the ways that we can learn how our body works, what we want, like and dislike.

Aside from pleasure masturbation is good for you for the following reasons.


Works as a stress reliever

You have bills to pay, your boss is giving you a hard time, your boyfriend is a no-show or better yet, you do not even have one; having an orgasm all on your own may be what you need before you start your day. Masturbating activates parts of your brain associated with pleasure. What better way to take your mind of issues that are aging you. Not only that, it increases blood flow throughout your whole body while realizing endorphins. Endorphins are great mood enhances that reduce anxiety and depression.

Increases pelvic floor strength

You have heard of Kegel exercises, if you have experienced an orgasm, you know that it sort of feels like you are doing Kegel exercises. Having an orgasm helps your vagina maintain its youthful vitality. You also get stronger and more intense orgasms.

Having an orgasm might help prevent later life incontinence associated with during and after child birth. Not only that, but it will better prepare your pelvic muscles for a better birthing experience-less wear and tear.

Promotes growth of healthy bacteria

The vagina, is like the Jumanji game board/ or the much loved movie, even us women are never sure of what is coming out of it most of the time. When something does, we panic and rush to the doctors.

To keep it healthy, you need to know that it needs to expel fluids from time to time, having an orgasm helps with that since as the vagina is contracting, it releases some of the trapped fluid that you did not get while cleaning up.

It helps you to sleep

Aside from the fact that oxytocin which is a form of natural sleeping pill that your body releases, your blood pressure is lowered and you can now relax, especially if you had a lot on your mind.

Alleviates menstrual cramps

You get the feel good hormone endorphin, then there is oxytocin and dopamine which help to alleviate pain.


For the single women

Other than having promiscuous sex, this is the other way to go.  It is a demand less way of having sex because it is all about you. No strings, no foreplay, you do not need to worry about your partner, it is STD/I free with no risk of pregnancy.

You learn about your body. Aside from what I mentioned earlier on learning what is good for you, you also build body confidence and are able to really enjoy sexual pleasure with others.

Makes you feel social

Concordia University did a study where it showed that the hormone oxytocin, can actually boost your self-esteem by making you feel more social.

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