Even though masturbation is a natural and essential act, they’re still often seen as taboo subjects which in turn makes people feel shame about experimenting with sex toys. However, not many people know that there are actually so many physical and mental health benefits of masturbating with sex toys as well as experiencing mega pleasure! Here, we’ll outline just a few of the many health benefits of sex toys.
Help You Sleep
Using a sex toy before bed to bring you to orgasm can lead to better quality sleep. When you orgasm, you produce a sleep-inducing hormone that makes you tired. Through the stages of masturbation with a sex toy, your heart rate increases during the first stage and your muscles get all tense to prepare for the release. Then when you reach orgasm, all that tension and pent-up energy gets released and your muscles spasm and your blood pressure, heart rate and breathing are at their highest point. Then as everything calms down, you experience fatigue. It naturally puts people in a meditative state, so is great to do before bed or in the bath as part of your night-time ritual.
When you orgasm, your body releases a whole lot of mood-boosting hormones like oxytocin and serotonin which are commonly known as ‘happy hormones’. When the wave of orgasm hits, it shifts the focus away from anything stressing you out. Just like when you are doing an activity that you enjoy and your stress recedes, the same happens during masturbation with your favourite sex toy.
Help Sexual Disfunction
Sexual disfunction affects so many people around the world, and it can happen at any age and to both men and women. It can happen through physical factors or even emotional factors and can be frustrating to deal with. However, sex toys are great for helping deal with sexual disfunction. For women, specially designed clitoral toys can help you get past barriers to help you reach orgasms. For men, toys like penis rings and penis pumps can help you get erect and stay erect so that you can perform sexually with your partner.
Boost Self Image
Using sex toys during masturbation is a great way of getting more in touch with your body and to find what you like sexually. They allow you to explore different sensations and stimulate different areas so that you know what feels good for you. When you’re more in tune with your body, it’s easier to love and respect it. It gives you more body confidence, more sexual confidence and allows you to experiment freely without fear of judgement. This will help you to communicate more freely during sex with your partner when you truly understand what you enjoy.
Everyone reaches those moments in their life where sex isn’t high up on the priority list. However, when you’re in this rut is the best time to experiment with toys. By masturbating with sex toys, you increase blood flow and elasticity to your genitals which will make sex feel better and increase your sex drive meaning you’ll crave that feeling more and more.