5 Ways Masturbation is Healthy and Decreases Cancer Risk

Last modified: August 2, 2019

Richard Honaker M.D.
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Masturbation was once viewed as a taboo act. In fact, violating yourself via masturbation was thought to be a lashing out triggered by mental and physical problems.

Views toward masturbation, however, have changed drastically since those Victorian days.

According to self-pleasure research published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy (2007), 38 percent of women, and 61 percent of men masturbate.

Contrary to what mom’s have been telling young adolescents for generations, masturbating won’t make you go blind. It not only serves up a happy ending, it has also been found to be healthy.

Masturbation may help prevent depression, boost self-esteem, and also prevent certain types of cancer. Yes cancer! Who knew that a self-serving orgasm could possibly prevent cancer?

To honor the age-old tradition of masturbation, let’s take a peek at 5 reasons why you should pleasure yourself for a more healthy life.

1. Self-Service Boosts Self-Esteem

Researchers and sexual experts have found self-service to help increase self-esteem. The theory behind this healthy reason is that masturbation may put you more in touch with your body and sexuality.

Have a big interview or public speaking engagement coming up? Might be good to do a little self-service prior to said event.

2. Masturbation Reduces Cervical Cancer Risk

Reducing cervical cancer risk is essential for women, but who thought it could be a pleasurable experience. Masturbating may help reduce your cervical cancer risk by flushing out bacteria from your cervix, according to studies.


3. Giving Yourself an Orgasm Prevents Depression

This may seem like a no brainer. Sex naturally feels good, so a bit of self-serving pleasure naturally makes sense. The increased release of endorphins plays a role in this depression prevention technique.

If you are feeling a little blue, break out your favorite toy or sock, some lube, and perk yourself up naturally. But be sure you are not in public, since authorities tend to frown on this form of healthy public release.


4. Get Healthy Sleep

There have been multiple studies suggesting that masturbation helps people sleep better. It is also an all-natural healthy way to get ready for bed. No pills or strange Chinese teas needed, just a little romantic alone time with yourself.


5. Masturbating May Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

A follow-up study published by the American Urology Association has found ejaculating on a regular basis to do wonders for prostate health. Prostate cancer affects one in nine men, according to the American Cancer Society.

Wrapping Up

Who knew that self-service orgasms could be so beneficial to your overall health and wellness? If you have been in need of some stress relief or need to get better sleep, masturbation could be a fun, pleasurable way to get some.

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Submitted by Dr. Richard Honaker: http://www.independentmedicalexaminer.com/IME-Directory/Virginia/Dr-Richard-A-Honaker-MD.asp

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